Paul Blomfield MP

A strong voice for Sheffield Central

My week

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Since July I have been challenging the Government’s Higher Education and Research Bill, which had its Third Reading in the House of Commons last week. This week I’ve a couple of meetings with Peers to discuss some of the issues I’ve been pressing on the Bill, as it goes to the House of Lords for debate, scrutiny and amendments.

Higher Education Bill, Proportional Representation and the City of Sanctuary – some of my week ahead

Since July I have been challenging the Government’s Higher Education and Research Bill, which had its Third Reading in the House of Commons last week. This week I’ve a couple... Read more

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All eyes will be on the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he delivers his Autumn Statement which will update Parliament on the Government’s tax and spending plans, although weekend briefings suggest that he won’t be addressing the real issues we face. I’ll be in the Chamber for his Statement on Wednesday, and staying on for a debate on Brexit and transport policy. 

The Autumn Statement, the Higher Education Bill and Kashmir – some of my week ahead

All eyes will be on the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he delivers his Autumn Statement which will update Parliament on the Government’s tax and spending plans, although weekend briefings... Read more

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Unusually this week, I’ll be in Westminster until Friday when the Commons is sitting to discuss my Labour colleague Pat Glass’s Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill, which aims to make the Government’s proposed changes fairer. I’ve described the Tory plans as “outrageous gerrymandering” and will be backing Pat’s proposals.

The crisis in social care, international students, health questions and Tory ‘gerrymandering’ – some of my week ahead

Unusually this week, I’ll be in Westminster until Friday when the Commons is sitting to discuss my Labour colleague Pat Glass’s Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill, which aims to make the... Read more

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Parliament is only sitting for two days this week, which provides more time to catch up with meetings and visits in Sheffield. Today in Westminster starts with a meeting of our Shadow Brexit team and then I’ll be in the Commons Chamber for the Government’s expected statement on the High Court judgment on Article 50, which is followed by a debate on Brexit’s impact on workers’ rights. Tonight I’ll be back in the Chamber for a debate on further possible delays to the electrification of the Midland Mainline, which is being led by former Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, who I’ve been working with on the issue for many years.

The NHS, Midland Mainline, homelessness, and the Chamber of Commerce – some of my week ahead

Parliament is only sitting for two days this week, which provides more time to catch up with meetings and visits in Sheffield. Today in Westminster starts with a meeting of... Read more

It’s three weeks since I’ve taken up my new role as a Shadow Minister on Exiting the European Union and this week starts with our Brexit team meeting.

Women in Engineering, international students and Europe – some of my week ahead

It’s three weeks since I’ve taken up my new role as a Shadow Minister on Exiting the European Union and this week starts with our Brexit team meeting. Read more

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My first week in my new job as a Shadow Minister on Exiting the European Union saw a Government statement and Labour-led debate on the issue - with the Government struggling to explain their negotiating position as the uncertainty that they’re creating causes growing economic damage. This week we’ll be in the chamber on Thursday, challenging David Davis, Secretary of State for Brexit, to come out with something more meaningful than “Brexit means Brexit”!

Brexit, the Higher Education Bill and electoral reform – some of my week ahead

My first week in my new job as a Shadow Minister on Exiting the European Union saw a Government statement and Labour-led debate on the issue - with the Government... Read more

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Parliament’s back today after the Conference recess and I’ll be taking on a new job as a Shadow Minister for Brexit, working with Labour’s newly appointed Shadow Secretary of State, Keir Starmer. I’m delighted to be taking on this role in challenging the Government on the issue that will be dominating our politics over the next few years – and after a week in which the Tories have shown at their Conference what a deep mess they’re in over Europe, and what damage they’re threatening for our country.

Brexit, the Higher Education Bill and a sponsored walk to tackle homelessness – some of my week ahead

Parliament’s back today after the Conference recess and I’ll be taking on a new job as a Shadow Minister for Brexit, working with Labour’s newly appointed Shadow Secretary of State,... Read more

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Parliament is in recess for the next three weeks while the party conferences take place. I’ll be spending most of my time in Sheffield with my annual community consultation, the Big Conversation

Parliament is in recess for Party conferences, but there’s lots going on!

Parliament is in recess for the next three weeks while the party conferences take place. I’ll be spending most of my time in Sheffield with my annual community consultation, the... Read more

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On Friday I’ll be launching this year’s Big Conversation, but there’s lots happening in Westminster first. Today I’ll be in the Commons Chamber for the expected statement on re-introducing Grammar Schools – something I strongly oppose. Fairness in education is a theme I’ll return to in the Higher Education and Research Bill Committee, where I’ll be scrutinising the legislation line-by-line throughout Tuesday and Thursday. I’ll be pressing the Government on how it plans to widen access to university and ensure that people from all backgrounds succeed once they get there, as well as proposing a change to the Bill to require universities to give students the opportunity to register to vote when they enrol on their course – following the model we’ve pioneered at the University of Sheffield. I will also be meeting with the Campaign for Science and Engineering to discuss the Bill.

Launching the Big Conversation, tackling low pay and electoral reform – some of my week ahead

On Friday I’ll be launching this year’s Big Conversation, but there’s lots happening in Westminster first. Today I’ll be in the Commons Chamber for the expected statement on re-introducing Grammar... Read more

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Parliament’s back for two weeks before the Party Conference Recess. My work will be dominated by the Higher Education and Research Bill which proposes big changes for universities, which I’ve already spoken about in the House of Commons at Second Reading. I’ll be scrutinising the Bill line-by-line as part of the Public Bill Committee for most of Tuesday and Thursday – and several weeks to come. As Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Students I’ve organised an event about widening access to university, which is an important aspect of the Bill, and I’ll be meeting with the University Alliance and the Campaign for Science and Engineering.

Parliament’s back with the Higher Education Bill a big part of my week ahead

  Parliament’s back for two weeks before the Party Conference Recess. My work will be dominated by the Higher Education and Research Bill which proposes big changes for universities, which... Read more

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