Paul Blomfield - Sheffield Central

Start The Week blog: My week ahead in Parliament and Sheffield

Monday 20th October - My week starts at the Institute of Government, where our Shadow Communities and Local Government team, of which Iím a member as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Hilary Benn, is meeting to discuss future plans. On Tuesday weíve a further discussion at the Business Innovation and Skills Select Committee on the report of our Inquiry into the Extractive Industries. Later on Tuesday, weíve a meeting of the All-Party Universities Group, of which Iím Secretary, looking at the experience of US universities on widening participation and social mobility.

Much of my week will be taken up with the Joint Committee on Able Marine Energy Park Development Consent Order 2014. Itís a special Committee of the Commons and the Lords, on which Iím one of six members, to consider objections to a development which requires Parliamentary consent, which has sessions from Monday to Thursday. In between sessions, Iíve meetings with the Money Advice Service, the National Union of Students, and the Heritage Lottery Fund Ė as well as trying to fit in a debate on electoral registration.

Iím heading back to Sheffield on Thursday afternoon for one of my regular sessions knocking on doors and meeting local people in Manor. On Friday Iím catching up with my staff on casework and meeting constituents before heading up to Gerryís Bakery in Walkley for the Great Walkley Parkin Bake-Off, raising funds for St.Lukeís Hospice. Iíve then a meeting with the Chief Executive of the National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education, followed by one of my regular open advice surgeries, a meeting with local Councillors and then the monthly meeting of my Constituency Labour Party in the evening. 

On Saturday Iíll be joining a stall organised by the Financial Ombudsman Service in the Winter Gardens, speaking as part of the Inside Out festival, which has been organised to celebrate living in the city centre, and hosting an event with former Home Secretary Alan Johnson MP at King Edward VII School. 


My concerns about the Devonshire Street demolition plans

Tuesday 14th October - Like lots of people I'm concerned by the plans to demolish a number of popular independent shops on Devonshire Street, including Rare and Racy. You can read my comments in full here

I'd be keen to hear your views on the issue. Let me know what you think by emailing me or posting on my Facebook page


The Big Conversation 12 September - 6 October

Make your voice heard - tell me what you think

Your views, ideas and priorities shape my work as your MP. They help me do my job and represent you in Parliament. Thatís why I make real efforts to stay in touch all year round. 

Between 12 September and 6 October I've organised over 50 Big Conversation meetings, events and activities across Sheffield Central so I can listen to you and find out what you think. Itís also so you can hear about my work and my priorities.

I hope you can come and join me at one of the meetings and events. 

Click here for the full Big Conversation programme of meetings and events


As part of The Big Conversation Iíve put together a short online survey to find out what you think Ė it will only take a couple of minutes.

Complete the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/the-big-conversation


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I'm honoured to receive the Parliamentarian of the Year award from Citizens Advice

Thursday June 5th - At an event in Westminster yesterday I was honoured to receive the Parliamentarian of the Year 2014 award from the national charity Citizens Advice for my work campaigning for payday lending regulation.

It's a huge honour to receive this award from Citizens Advice. It's a tribute to everyone who has campaigned to stop the payday loan rip-off and forced the Government to act. Ministers could not ignore the sustained pressure from debt and consumer charities, churches, trade unions, MPs, Councils, and the thousands of people who signed our petition saying that the irresponsible behaviour and practices of payday lenders have to stop.

You can read my full press release and comments here.


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