Paul Blomfield MP

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With the ‘Article 50’ Bill behind us, Parliament’s focus shifts from the process for Brexit to the substance of the negotiations. This week I’ll be speaking for Labour’s front bench in a debate on exiting the EU and global trade.  I’m also meeting EDF Energy, to discuss Euratom, and the Royal College of Psychiatrists to hear their concerns over the impact of Brexit on the mental health workforce. 

Youth homelessness, HS2 and Europe – some of my week ahead

With the ‘Article 50’ Bill behind us, Parliament’s focus shifts from the process for Brexit to the substance of the negotiations. This week I’ll be speaking for Labour’s front bench... Read more

There are an estimated 66,000 victims of female genital mutilation in England and Wales. But shockingly, there have been no successful prosecutions for FGM specifically.

Let’s see real action to end FGM

There are an estimated 66,000 victims of female genital mutilation in England and Wales. But shockingly, there have been no successful prosecutions for FGM specifically. Read more

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I have secured a meeting between Museums Sheffield and Culture Ministers to address the funding crisis facing museums and galleries up and down the country, following an exchange at Culture, Media and Sport Questions in the House of Commons.

Meeting secured with Ministers over arts and culture funding

I have secured a meeting between Museums Sheffield and Culture Ministers to address the funding crisis facing museums and galleries up and down the country, following an exchange at Culture, Media... Read more

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I thought it might be helpful to provide a further update on my work as part of Labour’s Shadow Brexit team, following Parliament’s approval of the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, without the amendments that Labour was pressing

Where now after the Bill to trigger our exit from the EU?

I thought it might be helpful to provide a further update on my work as part of Labour’s Shadow Brexit team, following Parliament’s approval of the EU (Notification of Withdrawal)... Read more

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Today I’ll be on the front bench in my role as a Shadow Brexit Minister, as we try to get the Government to see sense and grant certainty to the EU nationals in the UK who are worrying about their future after Brexit. I was delighted when Labour’s amendment to the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill on the issue was passed by the House of Lords last week and we’ll be battling to keep it. EU nationals here – as doctors and nurses, colleagues at work, classmates at school – deserve certainty, and giving it is the best way to secure the status of UK nationals in other EU countries too. I will also be voting to keep Labour’s amendment to make sure Parliament has a meaningful vote on the final Brexit deal, also agreed to by the Lords. Read more here.

Europe, social care and student research – some of my week ahead

Today I’ll be on the front bench in my role as a Shadow Brexit Minister, as we try to get the Government to see sense and grant certainty to the... Read more

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Last night the Government was defeated over the registration of student voters. Taking up a proposal that I first made in the House of Commons, an amendment moved by Baroness Royal was voted through by the House of Lords yesterday. It amends the Government’s Higher Education and Research Bill to require universities to give students the option to register to vote when they sign up at university. 

Victory on student voter registration

Last night the Government was defeated over the registration of student voters. Taking up a proposal that I first made in the House of Commons, an amendment moved by Baroness... Read more

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The Spring Budget on Wednesday will be the centrepiece of the week in Parliament, with the Chancellor announcing the Government’s plans for the economy. It’s an opportunity for him to address the mounting crises in health and social care, schools, the police and other services – but I’m not holding my breath. As I argued recently in the Star, these problems are not inevitable, but the result of the wrong political choices.

The Budget, International Women’s Day and the student loans book – some of my week ahead

The Spring Budget on Wednesday will be the centrepiece of the week in Parliament, with the Chancellor announcing the Government’s plans for the economy. It’s an opportunity for him to... Read more

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I joined with the Leonard Cheshire Disability charity in Parliament to back calls for an end to flying 15 minute homecare visits. 

Make care fair

I joined with the Leonard Cheshire Disability charity in Parliament to back calls for an end to flying 15 minute homecare visits.  Read more

PB___Debbie_Abrahams_-_PIP.jpgTheresa May has said that she wants to “transform the way we deal with mental health problems right across society, and at every stage of life.” But her actions don’t match her words. Government plans to change the rules around Personal Independence Payments (PIP) could result in 160,000 people with mental health conditions receiving less financial support.

Treat mental health properly

Theresa May has said that she wants to “transform the way we deal with mental health problems right across society, and at every stage of life.” But her actions don’t... Read more

Today I’ll be speaking on health and social care as part of the ‘Estimates Day’ debates. But before that I’ve a trustees meeting of Focus on Labour Exploitation, a charity that I helped to found. Although Brexit isn’t as big a part of my week as it has been recently, it will still be a feature, and later today I’ll have a meeting with Labour Lords about the Article 50 Bill.

Health and social care, tackling labour exploitation, PR and ‘Disability Confident’ – some of my week ahead

Today I’ll be speaking on health and social care as part of the ‘Estimates Day’ debates. But before that I’ve a trustees meeting of Focus on Labour Exploitation, a charity... Read more

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