Paul Blomfield MP

A strong voice for Sheffield Central

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I've sent out my latest newsletter which includes information about what I've been up to this month.

Read it here.

Keeping in touch - July 2017

I've sent out my latest newsletter which includes information about what I've been up to this month. Read it here. Read more

I have called on the Government to reverse their decision to cut bursaries and impose fees on student nurses and midwives after new figures revealed applications for courses at Sheffield Hallam University had fallen by 22%.

Ignoring warnings led to massive drop in Sheffield nursing applications

I have called on the Government to reverse their decision to cut bursaries and impose fees on student nurses and midwives after new figures revealed applications for courses at Sheffield Hallam University... Read more

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Today I challenged the Government to drop plans to increase the interest rate on student loans to an extortionate 6.1% and highlighted that students are already accruing an average of £5,800 in interest before they have even graduated. As the MP who represents more students than any other, this is an issue particularly important to me. 

My call for student loan interest rate rise to be scrapped

Today I challenged the Government to drop plans to increase the interest rate on student loans to an extortionate 6.1% and highlighted that students are already accruing an average of... Read more

Yesterday I warned an audience of Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Educational Attachés that Parliament is poised to defeat the Government over the issue of international students.

PM must re-think on international students

Yesterday I warned an audience of Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Educational Attachés that Parliament is poised to defeat the Government over the issue of international students. Read more

This is the last week of Parliament before the summer recess and today I’ll be attending the first meeting since the General Election of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Migration, which I used to Chair and of which I’m still a member. I’ll also be going along to the regular meeting of Yorkshire and Humber Labour MPs.

The Red Cross, disability benefits and Brexit – some of my week ahead

This is the last week of Parliament before the summer recess and today I’ll be attending the first meeting since the General Election of the All Party Parliamentary Group on... Read more

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Theresa May’s ideological and absolutist red line that there will be no role for the European Court of Justice in our future relationship with the EU is behind her intention to leave Euratom. Euratom promotes nuclear research and safety across Europe, and plays a role in the transport of vital medical isotopes used in scans and treatments for cancer to the UK. This morning I spoke from Labour’s frontbench in a debate on the UK’s membership of Euratom and urged the Government to put jobs, nuclear safety and health first and commit to our continuing Euratom membership.

ECJ red line cannot be a barrier to Euratom

Theresa May’s ideological and absolutist red line that there will be no role for the European Court of Justice in our future relationship with the EU is behind her intention... Read more

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My week in Westminster starts this morning with a Trustees meeting of Focus on Labour Exploitation, a charity which works to end human trafficking for labour exploitation. Later I’ll be at the weekly meeting of our Shadow Brexit team and also at an event organised by Universities UK about the future of UK higher education post-Brexit. 

Obesity, spousal visas, HS2 and Euratom – some of my week ahead

My week in Westminster starts this morning with a Trustees meeting of Focus on Labour Exploitation, a charity which works to end human trafficking for labour exploitation. Later I’ll be... Read more

I urged the Government to think again about the closure of the Eastern Avenue Jobcentre in a debate today in Parliament. My demand followed a decision announced yesterday to press ahead with the controversial closure, while some Jobcentres in other parts of the country were reprieved. Challenging Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke MP in the House of Commons this morning, I said:

Government must rethink Jobcentre closure

I urged the Government to think again about the closure of the Eastern Avenue Jobcentre in a debate today in Parliament. My demand followed a decision announced yesterday to press... Read more

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I today challenged the Government to support women born in the 1950s who have been affected by changes to their state pension age without fair notice, following a debate in Parliament.

My call for support for WASPI women

  I today challenged the Government to support women born in the 1950s who have been affected by changes to their state pension age without fair notice, following a debate... Read more

Today I’ll be welcoming visitors from Sheffield on one of the regular trips I organise to Westminster (get in touch if you’re interested in a future visit) and I’ll be talking with students from Birkdale School who are also visiting Parliament today. I’ll also be at an event on the post-Brexit future for higher education, skills and the hi-tech economy organised by the University of Cambridge. 

Sheffield in Westminster, WASPI, international students and fire safety – some of my week ahead

Today I’ll be welcoming visitors from Sheffield on one of the regular trips I organise to Westminster (get in touch if you’re interested in a future visit) and I’ll be... Read more

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