Paul Blomfield MP

A strong voice for Sheffield Central

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I told the House of Commons that six years of cuts to funding had harmed the capacity of South Yorkshire Police to fight crime and antisocial behaviour, and put officers at risk.

Police at breaking point - my Commons speech

I told the House of Commons that six years of cuts to funding had harmed the capacity of South Yorkshire Police to fight crime and antisocial behaviour, and put officers at... Read more

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A new study released today reveals the Government's miserly level of spending on transport infrastructure in Yorkshire - with London getting ten times more per head. The figures make an utter nonsense of the Government’s claim that they are building a Northern Powerhouse.

The Government's miserly transport spending in Yorkshire

A new study released today reveals the Government's miserly level of spending on transport infrastructure in Yorkshire - with London getting ten times more per head. The figures make an... Read more

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Parliament’s back after a recess week, in which I was in Sheffield meeting with constituents, visiting both universities, talking to local organisations, appearing live on Iman FM and catching up with casework, as well as finding time to campaign in Stoke. 

Rights of EU Citizens, Donald Trump and police funding – some of my week ahead

Parliament’s back after a recess week, in which I was in Sheffield meeting with constituents, visiting both universities, talking to local organisations, appearing live on Iman FM and catching up... Read more

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Last week Parliament voted to give the Prime Minister the power to start the formal process for the UK leaving the EU. It was a hugely difficult moment. I campaigned relentlessly for the UK to remain in the EU – for jobs, for our place in the world and as the best way to tackle the biggest issues we face, from climate change to the peace and security of our continent. I was deeply upset by the result. But I accept that we lost. Labour didn’t want a referendum, but all those parties that campaigned for it (Liberal Democrats and Greens, as well as the Conservatives and UKIP) said that we should accept the decision of the British people. It was never conditional on them voting one way. 

Brexit update

Last week Parliament voted to give the Prime Minister the power to start the formal process for the UK leaving the EU. It was a hugely difficult moment. I campaigned... Read more

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Parliament’s in recess this week so I’ll be in Sheffield catching up with visits to local organisations, meeting constituents, dealing with casework and more. Today I’ll be dropping by local radio station Iman FM to discuss Brexit and other issues – phone in on 0114 242 0551 with questions. Then on Thursday I’ll be hearing the views of students at a Q&A at Sheffield University Students’ Union and supporting Sheffield Mind, a local charity working for good mental health - tickets available here.

Housing, the NHS, student voices, and a vision for Sheffield City Region – some of my week ahead

Parliament’s in recess this week so I’ll be in Sheffield catching up with visits to local organisations, meeting constituents, dealing with casework and more. Today I’ll be dropping by local... Read more

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I called on the Government to tackle long waiting times at GP surgeries, which is one of the key concerns raised by people during the Big Conversation

My call for action to tackle GP waiting times

I called on the Government to tackle long waiting times at GP surgeries, which is one of the key concerns raised by people during the Big Conversation.  Read more

This week will be obviously be dominated by continuing discussions on the Government’s Withdrawal from the European Union (Article 50) Bill. Last week the House of Commons agreed to debate the Bill, by giving it a Second Reading. This week I’m at the heart of Labour’s attempts to change it before the final vote on Wednesday. 

Article 50, GP funding, payday lenders and Israeli settlements – some of my week ahead

This week will be obviously be dominated by continuing discussions on the Government’s Withdrawal from the European Union (Article 50) Bill. Last week the House of Commons agreed to debate... Read more

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Lots of constituents have written to me about Brexit and the Article 50 Bill, which is being debated in the House of Commons until 8 February, before it goes to the House of Lords. So I wanted to provide an update:

Brexit update

Lots of constituents have written to me about Brexit and the Article 50 Bill, which is being debated in the House of Commons until 8 February, before it goes to... Read more

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I have challenged Ministers on plans to close the Jobcentre Plus offices on Eastern Avenue. Many people will now be forced to travel to Jobcentres on West Street or Bank Street, adding new bus fares to tight family budgets. 

My opposition to job centre closure

I have challenged Ministers on plans to close the Jobcentre Plus offices on Eastern Avenue. Many people will now be forced to travel to Jobcentres on West Street or Bank... Read more

Brexit is going to dominate the next two weeks. The Government have cleared the Parliamentary programme for the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, which will have its Second Reading in the House of Commons on Tuesday and Wednesday. I’ve been working with colleagues in the Shadow Brexit team on Labour’s amendments, which will be discussed when we move to Committee Stage next week.

Brexit (again), Immigration Detention, Climate Change and Safety Lamps – some of my week ahead

Brexit is going to dominate the next two weeks. The Government have cleared the Parliamentary programme for the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, which will have its Second Reading in... Read more

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