Paul Blomfield MP

A strong voice for Sheffield Central

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PB_Xmas_Appeal_all.jpgI’m delighted that Sheffield people have donated £3,000 to local homeless charities through my Christmas Appeal.

Sheffield generosity raises thousands for homeless

I’m delighted that Sheffield people have donated £3,000 to local homeless charities through my Christmas Appeal. Read more

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It’s always a bit risky to predict what a week in politics holds. I thought last week would be a bit lighter on Brexit until I got to Westminster. Then I found myself leading for our front bench (see my speech here) last Monday in response to an Urgent Question from Bill Cash as the Tories continue to rip themselves apart on Brexit and risk the country’s future. Then on Wednesday, I wound up (see here) in the debate in which we forced Ministers to publish economic analyses of Brexit options.

Free school meals, Palestine and immigration detention – some of my week ahead

It’s always a bit risky to predict what a week in politics holds. I thought last week would be a bit lighter on Brexit until I got to Westminster. Then... Read more

I today asked the Government to ensure that current and past Carillion staff do not see a reduction in their pensions as a result of the company’s collapse.

Carillion staff must not lose out on pensions

I today asked the Government to ensure that current and past Carillion staff do not see a reduction in their pensions as a result of the company’s collapse. Read more

Today starts with Education Questions and I’ll be in the Chamber seeking to ask Ministers about mental health provision in schools. Later today I’ll be at a Britain-Palestine All Party Group meeting with the General Union of Palestinian Students, to hear from young Palestinian people about their experiences, and tomorrow I’ll be attending a briefing from Oxfam about the situation in Gaza.

Student mental health, Palestine, Carillion and homelessness – some of my week ahead

Today starts with Education Questions and I’ll be in the Chamber seeking to ask Ministers about mental health provision in schools. Later today I’ll be at a Britain-Palestine All Party... Read more

180115_PB_signing_Holocaust_Educational_Trust’s_Book_of_Commitment_2018.jpgI’ve signed the Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment. On Holocaust Memorial Day tomorrow we remember the millions of victims of the Holocaust and pay tribute to the survivors. We also reflect on how we can build a world free of prejudice and discrimination – a world in which these horrors can never happen again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

I’ve signed the Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment. On Holocaust Memorial Day tomorrow we remember the millions of victims of the Holocaust and pay tribute to the survivors. We...

22nd January 2018: Update

The Government introduced the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – or the so-called ‘Great Repeal Bill’ as they used to describe it – in the House of Commons in July, where it was first debated in September and then in detail from November until early January. The Bill will now go to the House of Lords and I will be working closely with our Labour team there to try to improve this Bill as much as possible before it returns to the Commons. Its purpose is to repeal the European Communities Act 1972, which incorporates EU law into our domestic law, but to retain that law by transposing it directly into domestic UK law. But Labour has serious concerns about how the Government plan to replace these 40 years’ worth of rules, using ‘Henry VIII powers’ that mean they can make and change laws without securing the approval of MPs. 

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22nd January 2018: Update The Government introduced the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – or the so-called ‘Great Repeal Bill’ as they used to describe it – in the House of Commons... Read more

As a Patron of Sheffield Young Carers (SYC) – a great group working with inspirational young people - I’m delighted to back Young Carers Awareness Day, recognising the UK’s 700,000 young carers, and to support SYC’s campaign to ‘Give Young Carers a Break’.

Recognising Young Carers – and giving them a break

As a Patron of Sheffield Young Carers (SYC) – a great group working with inspirational young people - I’m delighted to back Young Carers Awareness Day, recognising the UK’s 700,000... Read more

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I've just sent out my first newsletter of 2018. It covers my work in Parliament and Sheffield over the last month, including on Brexit, Carillion, legal aid, the NHS and more.

 

Keeping in touch - January 2018

I've just sent out my first newsletter of 2018. It covers my work in Parliament and Sheffield over the last month, including on Brexit, Carillion, legal aid, the NHS and... Read more

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I today called on the Government to improve access to legal aid after cuts have decimated access, after the issue was raised by people during my annual community consultation, the Big Conversation.

My challenge to Government legal aid cuts

I today called on the Government to improve access to legal aid after cuts have decimated access, after the issue was raised by people during my annual community consultation, the... Read more

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After concluding debate on the EU Withdrawal Bill last week, there’s a little less emphasis on Brexit this week - although I’ve meetings of our Shadow Brexit team, I’ll be speaking at an event about the impact of Brexit on the creative industries, I’ve a meeting about EU relations on security, and I’ll be in the Commons to debate the final stages of the Nuclear Safeguards Bill – which provides alternative arrangements following our departure from Euratom.

Nuclear Safeguards, the Yorkshire Regiment, Justice Questions, and Holocaust Memorial Day – some of my week ahead

After concluding debate on the EU Withdrawal Bill last week, there’s a little less emphasis on Brexit this week - although I’ve meetings of our Shadow Brexit team, I’ll be... Read more

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