Paul Blomfield MP

A strong voice for Sheffield Central

My week

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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Our Shadow Brexit team will be continuing to press the Government to come clean on their plans this week. On Wednesday we’ve secured a House of Commons debate in which we’ll once again challenge the Government to come forward with some actual proposals. Outside the Chamber I’ll also have a series of meetings on Brexit including discussions with the TUC, Migration Observatory and Which?

Mental health, Bangladesh and local NHS funding – some of my week ahead

Our Shadow Brexit team will be continuing to press the Government to come clean on their plans this week. On Wednesday we’ve secured a House of Commons debate in which... Read more

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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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