Paul Blomfield MP

A strong voice for Sheffield Central

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The Government has put dogma before common sense by announcing that they will not require universities to adopt the Sheffield student voter registration model, which gives students the option to register to vote when they enrol at university, despite backing from the House of Lords.

Government rejection of Sheffield student voter registration model is a missed opportunity

The Government has put dogma before common sense by announcing that they will not require universities to adopt the Sheffield student voter registration model, which gives students the option to... Read more

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I today challenged Ministers over the unequal distribution of funding for adult social care, which is creating a crisis for cities like Sheffield. 

My opposition to Sheffield’s social care raw deal

I today challenged Ministers over the unequal distribution of funding for adult social care, which is creating a crisis for cities like Sheffield.  Read more

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I today challenged Ministers over historically low levels of house building across the UK. In the House of Commons, I paid tribute to a Sheffield City Council house-building initiative, seen as a model for tackling the housing crisis, and called on the Government to play its part in addressing the need for more affordable homes. I said:

Government should follow Sheffield’s lead on housing

I today challenged Ministers over historically low levels of house building across the UK. In the House of Commons, I paid tribute to a Sheffield City Council house-building initiative, seen... Read more

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After a weekend knocking on doors across Sheffield Central and listening to views about the General Election, I’m back in Westminster this morning for the last week before Parliament is prorogued on Thursday (although formal dissolution isn’t until 3 May). I’ve a full week starting today with Communities and Local Government Questions, when I’ll be asking what Ministers are doing to redress regional variations in adult social care funding.

Social care, mental health and International Workers Memorial Day (and the coming General Election!) – some of my week ahead

After a weekend knocking on doors across Sheffield Central and listening to views about the General Election, I’m back in Westminster this morning for the last week before Parliament is... Read more

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As I draft this column every week, to keep people in touch with my work as your MP, I’m always aware that things can change quickly. And this week underlines it! I was preparing for the week’s business as Parliament returned today after the Easter Recess, when Theresa May announced her plans for a surprise General Election on 8 June. 

A General Election on 8 June, but business as usual for now – some of my week ahead

As I draft this column every week, to keep people in touch with my work as your MP, I’m always aware that things can change quickly. And this week underlines... Read more

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Parliament is in recess for the next two weeks. So I’ll be in Sheffield catching up with meetings, working with my team on casework, clearing my emails - and taking a few days break.

Easter Recess, international students and the NHS

Parliament is in recess for the next two weeks. So I’ll be in Sheffield catching up with meetings, working with my team on casework, clearing my emails - and taking... Read more

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Raising local campaigners’ concerns on HIV

I have warned Ministers in the Department for International Development to not let tackling HIV slip down their agenda and to involve HIV groups in the planning of a summit... Read more

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As Theresa May prepares to trigger Article 50 tomorrow, I’ve written in today’s Yorkshire Post on why a strong European Union remains in Britain’s interest – and why we need a close relationship with the EU, even if we are no longer a member.

A strong EU is in Britain's interest

As Theresa May prepares to trigger Article 50 tomorrow, I’ve written in today’s Yorkshire Post on why a strong European Union remains in Britain’s interest – and why we need... Read more

Earlier this month I wrote about how the Government’s plans to change the rules around Personal Independence Payments (PIP), that could result in 160,000 people with mental health conditions receiving less financial support, completely contradicted Theresa May’s warm words about tackling mental health problems.

Standing up for disability support

Earlier this month I wrote about how the Government’s plans to change the rules around Personal Independence Payments (PIP), that could result in 160,000 people with mental health conditions receiving less... Read more

 

After last week’s shocking and tragic events, Parliament is back as normal today. As soon as I arrive this morning, I’ll be heading to Westminster Hall to sign the book of condolences for PC Keith Palmer and the other victims of the appalling events of last Wednesday.

 

Remembering last week’s tragic events, Brexit, Personal Independence Payments, Jobcentre closures, and ‘Art from the Heart’ – some of my week ahead

  After last week’s shocking and tragic events, Parliament is back as normal today. As soon as I arrive this morning, I’ll be heading to Westminster Hall to sign the... Read more

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