Paul Blomfield MP

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In a debate in the House of Commons today on the recent £250 rise in tuition fees, I called for a complete overhaul of the unfair and unsustainable student finance system which is saddling graduates with tens of thousands of pounds of debt.

My speech on broken student funding system

In a debate in the House of Commons today on the recent £250 rise in tuition fees, I called for a complete overhaul of the unfair and unsustainable student finance... Read more

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Brexit dominates my week as the Commons continues to debate the Second Reading of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill today (watch my interview with CNN about the Bill here), with votes coming at midnight.  Tomorrow I’ll be responding for Labour’s front bench, in a Westminster Hall debate about negotiations on the future rights of UK nationals in the EU. 

Brexit, tuition fees, science and engineering, and the Big Conversation – some of my week ahead

Brexit dominates my week as the Commons continues to debate the Second Reading of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill today (watch my interview with CNN about the Bill here), with... Read more

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After a weekend leafletting for my Big Conversation, I’m heading down to Westminster this morning. Parliament returns from the August Recess tomorrow, but we’ve a meeting of the Shadow Brexit team today, preparing  for the Second Reading of the Great Repeal Bill (or the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill as it is properly known), which I’ve blogged about. The debate starts on Thursday, after Exiting the European Union Questions in which I’ll be pressing Ministers for our frontbench.

Parliament returns, Brexit and the Big Conversation – some of my week ahead

  After a weekend leafletting for my Big Conversation, I’m heading down to Westminster this morning. Parliament returns from the August Recess tomorrow, but we’ve a meeting of the Shadow... Read more

I have co-signed a letter to the Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling MP calling on the Government to end the neglect and underfunding of transport in the north. In the letter signed by Yorkshire and Humber Labour MPs, we press the Government to give our region the powers and funding needed from central government, to reconsider the cancellation of the electrification of the TransPennine and Midland Mainline routes, and to match Labour’s commitment to delivering Crossrail for the North.

The Government must invest in Northern transport

I have co-signed a letter to the Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling MP calling on the Government to end the neglect and underfunding of transport in the north. In... Read more

As Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on International Students I have commented on new exit checks data showing that 97 per cent of international students leave the UK after finishing their studies and the Government’s announcement of a study into the impact of international students in the UK to be carried out by the Migration Advisory Committee:

My comment on new international students data

As Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on International Students I have commented on new exit checks data showing that 97 per cent of international students leave the UK after... Read more

There are now more people being locked up indefinitely in detention centres for immigration purposes than when the Government promised to reduce the use of immigration detention. 

Government must stop locking up migrants indefinitely

There are now more people being locked up indefinitely in detention centres for immigration purposes than when the Government promised to reduce the use of immigration detention.  Read more

Paul_Blomfield_park_hill_photo_cropped.jpgI've sent out the latest issue of my monthly newsletter - read it here.

 

Keeping in touch - August 2017

I've sent out the latest issue of my monthly newsletter - read it here.  

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I took Citizens Advice Sheffield to meet Department for Work and Pensions Minister Penny Mordaunt to discuss the impact of changes in disability benefits and some of the problems people are now facing.

My meeting with Minister about disability benefits

I took Citizens Advice Sheffield to meet Department for Work and Pensions Minister Penny Mordaunt to discuss the impact of changes in disability benefits and some of the problems people... Read more

Since the EU referendum result was first announced in June 2016, Labour has been pushing for EU citizens here in the UK and Brits who have made a life for themselves in another EU country, not to be caught up in the Brexit negotiations. 

Labour’s fight to take citizens out of the Brexit negotiations – an update

Since the EU referendum result was first announced in June 2016, Labour has been pushing for EU citizens here in the UK and Brits who have made a life for... Read more

Grassroots organisation The 3 Million has provided worrying evidence of discrimination against EU nationals in the UK. I’ve written to David Davis outlining some of the allegations and calling on the Government to take action.

My letter to David Davis calling for action against discrimination of EU nationals

Grassroots organisation The 3 Million has provided worrying evidence of discrimination against EU nationals in the UK. I’ve written to David Davis outlining some of the allegations and calling on... Read more

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