Paul Blomfield MP

Member of Parliament for Sheffield Central

My week

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

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

Last week Theresa May finally shed some light on the Government’s Brexit plans, risking the economy to appease her Europhobe backbenchers, and this Tuesday the Supreme Court will deliver its judgment on whether MPs will have a vote on invoking Article 50. So it’s no surprise that Brexit will again dominate my week, with a Commons Statement, meetings, and then Brexit questions on Thursday. 

Brexit, student voter registration and employment tribunal fees – some of my week ahead

Last week Theresa May finally shed some light on the Government’s Brexit plans, risking the economy to appease her Europhobe backbenchers, and this Tuesday the Supreme Court will deliver its... Read more

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Brexit will again be a big part of my week, with a Parliamentary debate on its impact on the rural economy, and one on security, law enforcement and criminal justice.  I’ll be following the Prime Minister’s speech on Tuesday, which should be followed by a Parliamentary statement, and I’m concerned about weekend press briefings suggesting that she will be announcing plans for a ‘hard Brexit’. I’ll also be speaking to Harrow Labour Party about the issue. 

Brexit, low income households, Kashmir and the NHS – some of my week ahead

Brexit will again be a big part of my week, with a Parliamentary debate on its impact on the rural economy, and one on security, law enforcement and criminal justice. ... Read more

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My week starts by meeting the Chief Executive and the Chair of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority, which protects vulnerable workers in UK food and drink processing and packaging, agriculture and shellfish gathering – and I’ll be talking about their extended role. It follows on from work I’ve done challenging labour market abuse through the Modern Slavery Bill and the Immigration Bill, and in my continuing role as a Trustee of Focus on Labour Exploitation.

Electrification of the Midland mainline, the rise in hate crime and electoral reform – some of my week ahead

My week starts by meeting the Chief Executive and the Chair of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority, which protects vulnerable workers in UK food and drink processing and packaging, agriculture and... Read more

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