Paul Blomfield MP

A strong voice for Sheffield Central

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There are now more people being locked up indefinitely in detention centres for immigration purposes than when the Government promised to reduce the use of immigration detention. 

Government must stop locking up migrants indefinitely

There are now more people being locked up indefinitely in detention centres for immigration purposes than when the Government promised to reduce the use of immigration detention.  Read more

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Keeping in touch - August 2017

I've sent out the latest issue of my monthly newsletter - read it here.  

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I took Citizens Advice Sheffield to meet Department for Work and Pensions Minister Penny Mordaunt to discuss the impact of changes in disability benefits and some of the problems people are now facing.

My meeting with Minister about disability benefits

I took Citizens Advice Sheffield to meet Department for Work and Pensions Minister Penny Mordaunt to discuss the impact of changes in disability benefits and some of the problems people... Read more

Since the EU referendum result was first announced in June 2016, Labour has been pushing for EU citizens here in the UK and Brits who have made a life for themselves in another EU country, not to be caught up in the Brexit negotiations. 

Labour’s fight to take citizens out of the Brexit negotiations – an update

Since the EU referendum result was first announced in June 2016, Labour has been pushing for EU citizens here in the UK and Brits who have made a life for... Read more

Grassroots organisation The 3 Million has provided worrying evidence of discrimination against EU nationals in the UK. I’ve written to David Davis outlining some of the allegations and calling on the Government to take action.

My letter to David Davis calling for action against discrimination of EU nationals

Grassroots organisation The 3 Million has provided worrying evidence of discrimination against EU nationals in the UK. I’ve written to David Davis outlining some of the allegations and calling on... Read more

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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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