Paul Blomfield MP

A strong voice for Sheffield Central

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Theresa May’s ideological and absolutist red line that there will be no role for the European Court of Justice in our future relationship with the EU is behind her intention to leave Euratom. Euratom promotes nuclear research and safety across Europe, and plays a role in the transport of vital medical isotopes used in scans and treatments for cancer to the UK. This morning I spoke from Labour’s frontbench in a debate on the UK’s membership of Euratom and urged the Government to put jobs, nuclear safety and health first and commit to our continuing Euratom membership.

ECJ red line cannot be a barrier to Euratom

Theresa May’s ideological and absolutist red line that there will be no role for the European Court of Justice in our future relationship with the EU is behind her intention... Read more

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My week in Westminster starts this morning with a Trustees meeting of Focus on Labour Exploitation, a charity which works to end human trafficking for labour exploitation. Later I’ll be at the weekly meeting of our Shadow Brexit team and also at an event organised by Universities UK about the future of UK higher education post-Brexit. 

Obesity, spousal visas, HS2 and Euratom – some of my week ahead

My week in Westminster starts this morning with a Trustees meeting of Focus on Labour Exploitation, a charity which works to end human trafficking for labour exploitation. Later I’ll be... Read more

I urged the Government to think again about the closure of the Eastern Avenue Jobcentre in a debate today in Parliament. My demand followed a decision announced yesterday to press ahead with the controversial closure, while some Jobcentres in other parts of the country were reprieved. Challenging Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke MP in the House of Commons this morning, I said:

Government must rethink Jobcentre closure

I urged the Government to think again about the closure of the Eastern Avenue Jobcentre in a debate today in Parliament. My demand followed a decision announced yesterday to press... Read more

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I today challenged the Government to support women born in the 1950s who have been affected by changes to their state pension age without fair notice, following a debate in Parliament.

My call for support for WASPI women

  I today challenged the Government to support women born in the 1950s who have been affected by changes to their state pension age without fair notice, following a debate... Read more

Today I’ll be welcoming visitors from Sheffield on one of the regular trips I organise to Westminster (get in touch if you’re interested in a future visit) and I’ll be talking with students from Birkdale School who are also visiting Parliament today. I’ll also be at an event on the post-Brexit future for higher education, skills and the hi-tech economy organised by the University of Cambridge. 

Sheffield in Westminster, WASPI, international students and fire safety – some of my week ahead

Today I’ll be welcoming visitors from Sheffield on one of the regular trips I organise to Westminster (get in touch if you’re interested in a future visit) and I’ll be... Read more

In the House of Commons I questioned the Attorney General on whether the Government remains committed to being a signatory of the European Convention of Human Rights, and called on the Attorney General and his Cabinet colleagues to stop playing politics with fundamental human rights. 

Government must stop playing politics with human rights

In the House of Commons I questioned the Attorney General on whether the Government remains committed to being a signatory of the European Convention of Human Rights, and called on... Read more

The debate on the Queen’s Speech continues this week and I’ll be speaking on Tuesday, raising my concerns on the cuts facing local schools and policing – as well as issues on fire safety in Sheffield arising from the tragedy at Grenfell Tower.  

Some of my week ahead

The debate on the Queen’s Speech continues this week and I’ll be speaking on Tuesday, raising my concerns on the cuts facing local schools and policing – as well as... Read more

Today is World Refugee Day 2017. It’s difficult to imagine just how harrowing it must be to be in so much danger that you are forced to flee your home and travel hundreds of miles, often in the most dangerous conditions, to a country where you may know no one. My father’s generation saw 61 million Europeans become refugees as a result of war. Today Europe provides refuge to those fleeing war and persecution around the world. In Sheffield we became the UK’s first City of Sanctuary.

World Refugee Day 2017

Today is World Refugee Day 2017. It’s difficult to imagine just how harrowing it must be to be in so much danger that you are forced to flee your home... Read more

The disaster at Grenfell Tower has shocked the country. It is appalling in 21st century Britain that fire should be able to take hold and engulf a building in the way that we saw last week, with its heart-breaking consequences. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families, but we must also act quickly to ensure that it can never happen again.  So I’ll be joining colleagues in Parliament in pressing for an urgent review of fire safety regulations – based on the results of a full public inquiry into the fire that must take place without delay.

High rise housing and fire safety

The disaster at Grenfell Tower has shocked the country. It is appalling in 21st century Britain that fire should be able to take hold and engulf a building in the... Read more

Before heading to Westminster today, I’ve arranged to meet with the Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing and the Director of Housing, to discuss fire safety in high rise accommodation in the light of the appalling tragedy at Grenfell Tower in London. The Council have acted quickly to reassure tenants over fire safety and to explain that the external cladding in Sheffield has been designed, and used materials, to prevent fire spread. We’ll be discussing what more the Government can do on the issue.

Fire safety, Brexit, the Queen’s Speech and Anglo-Polish trade – some of my week ahead

Before heading to Westminster today, I’ve arranged to meet with the Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing and the Director of Housing, to discuss fire safety in high rise accommodation in... Read more

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