Paul Blomfield MP

A strong voice for Sheffield Central

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One of the great things about an election campaign is that it gives me lots of time to get out knocking on doors and meeting constituents. I’ve been doing just that every day over the last week, and will be for the week ahead. But there’s time too for other events – some planned before the election and others arranged for it.

Knocking on doors, debating asylum, speaking on Brexit & the environment – some of my week ahead

One of the great things about an election campaign is that it gives me lots of time to get out knocking on doors and meeting constituents. I’ve been doing just... Read more

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I’m really pleased that today Labour has committed funding the 43 forces across England and Wales to hire an extra 10,000 officers operating in community policing roles. 

Labour will put 10,000 more police on the streets to cut crime

I’m really pleased that today Labour has committed funding the 43 forces across England and Wales to hire an extra 10,000 officers operating in community policing roles.  Read more

A joint inquiry by Parliament’s Health and Education Committees has found that financial pressures are restricting the provision of mental health services in schools and colleges.

The importance of good mental health in schools

A joint inquiry by Parliament’s Health and Education Committees has found that financial pressures are restricting the provision of mental health services in schools and colleges. Read more

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It's been an incredibly quick turnaround since Theresa May’s surprise announcement, but Parliament will be dissolved a minute after midnight tonight. So after today I’ll cease to be a Member of Parliament, but will instead be a candidate, campaigning to be re-elected as MP for Sheffield Central on 8th June. I’ll keep you in touch with my campaign through my website, and my Facebook page which you can like here.

The 'dissolution' of Parliament and the General Election campaign... my week ahead

It's been an incredibly quick turnaround since Theresa May’s surprise announcement, but Parliament will be dissolved a minute after midnight tonight. So after today I’ll cease to be a Member... Read more

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This morning I sought assurances from the Speaker of the House of Commons that I can continue to support the appeal against the deportation of my constituent Mr Pride Mbi, once Parliament is dissolved for the General Election.

I will keep fighting for Pride

This morning I sought assurances from the Speaker of the House of Commons that I can continue to support the appeal against the deportation of my constituent Mr Pride Mbi,... Read more

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Yesterday, I spoke in the final Commons debate on the Government’s Higher Education and Research Bill to repeat my calls for the Government to develop a positive strategy for international student recruitment. 

The Government’s approach to international students is harming our city

Yesterday, I spoke in the final Commons debate on the Government’s Higher Education and Research Bill to repeat my calls for the Government to develop a positive strategy for international... Read more

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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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