Paul Blomfield MP

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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

170315_Paul_and_Youth_Stop_Aids_campaign.jpgI 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 on family planning to be hosted in the UK this summer.

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

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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