Paul Blomfield MP

Member of Parliament for Sheffield Central

My week

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After a weekend knocking on doors across Sheffield Central and listening to views about the General Election, I’m back in Westminster this morning for the last week before Parliament is prorogued on Thursday (although formal dissolution isn’t until 3 May). I’ve a full week starting today with Communities and Local Government Questions, when I’ll be asking what Ministers are doing to redress regional variations in adult social care funding.

Social care, mental health and International Workers Memorial Day (and the coming General Election!) – some of my week ahead

After a weekend knocking on doors across Sheffield Central and listening to views about the General Election, I’m back in Westminster this morning for the last week before Parliament is... Read more

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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

 

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

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Today I’ll be on the front bench in my role as a Shadow Brexit Minister, as we try to get the Government to see sense and grant certainty to the EU nationals in the UK who are worrying about their future after Brexit. I was delighted when Labour’s amendment to the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill on the issue was passed by the House of Lords last week and we’ll be battling to keep it. EU nationals here – as doctors and nurses, colleagues at work, classmates at school – deserve certainty, and giving it is the best way to secure the status of UK nationals in other EU countries too. I will also be voting to keep Labour’s amendment to make sure Parliament has a meaningful vote on the final Brexit deal, also agreed to by the Lords. Read more here.

Europe, social care and student research – some of my week ahead

Today I’ll be on the front bench in my role as a Shadow Brexit Minister, as we try to get the Government to see sense and grant certainty to the... Read more

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The Spring Budget on Wednesday will be the centrepiece of the week in Parliament, with the Chancellor announcing the Government’s plans for the economy. It’s an opportunity for him to address the mounting crises in health and social care, schools, the police and other services – but I’m not holding my breath. As I argued recently in the Star, these problems are not inevitable, but the result of the wrong political choices.

The Budget, International Women’s Day and the student loans book – some of my week ahead

The Spring Budget on Wednesday will be the centrepiece of the week in Parliament, with the Chancellor announcing the Government’s plans for the economy. It’s an opportunity for him to... 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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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

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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