Paul Blomfield MP

A strong voice for Sheffield Central

My week

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Parliament is now in recess until September so I’m home in Sheffield for the next five weeks, following up on casework, meeting constituents, organising visits that were difficult to fit in while Parliament was sitting, and catching up with emails that I missed during the EU referendum campaign and its aftermath – as well as taking a couple of weeks break. 

Parliament’s in recess, but there’s lots happening!

Parliament is now in recess until September so I’m home in Sheffield for the next five weeks, following up on casework, meeting constituents, organising visits that were difficult to fit... Read more

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This is the last week that Parliament will be sitting before the summer recess, and there’s lots happening. After going along to hustings for the Labour Party leadership election, my day is focussed on higher education. I’ll be at a meeting with NUS and UCU to discuss the Higher Education and Research Bill, which will get its Second Reading on Tuesday. Then I’ll be speaking in a Parliamentary debate on the Government’s plans to retrospectively change the repayment terms for student loans by freezing the repayment threshold of £21,000. It’s something I’ve previously opposed and the debate has been triggered by a public petition.

Student loans, the Higher Education Bill, apprenticeships, pubs and community TV – some of my week ahead

This is the last week that Parliament will be sitting before the summer recess, and there’s lots happening. After going along to hustings for the Labour Party leadership election, my... Read more

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I’m pleased to be welcoming constituents visiting Parliament today on one of the regular trips that I organise. They’ll get a tour of Parliament, watch a Commons debate in action and have a question and answer session with me. If you’re interested in coming on a future trip please get in touch with my office. Later I’ll be chairing an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Students (which I set up a couple of years ago) AGM, which is followed by roundtable discussion bringing students and MPs together with Universities Minister Jo Johnson, to discuss the Higher Education and Research Bill.

The HE Bill, steel and Brexit, Yarl’s Wood and my Parliament trip – some of my week ahead

I’m pleased to be welcoming constituents visiting Parliament today on one of the regular trips that I organise. They’ll get a tour of Parliament, watch a Commons debate in action... Read more

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Westminster is still dominated by the fallout from the EU referendum – and the leadership crises in both main parties. I’ve written to all the constituents who’ve contacted me on both issues - get in touch if you want my views. This week, I’ll be trying to challenge Ministers on the consequences of ‘Brexit’, and seeking replacement funding to offset the loss of EU grants – as I did last week when I pressed the Prime Minister to replace lost EU grants for Sheffield City Region and urged Universities Minister Jo Johnson to defend research funding. 

Fair pay for care workers, ‘Brexit’ and motor neurone disease – some of my week ahead

Westminster is still dominated by the fallout from the EU referendum – and the leadership crises in both main parties. I’ve written to all the constituents who’ve contacted me on... Read more

I'm heading back to Westminster this morning, where David Cameron will make a statement, and be questioned on, last week’s referendum on EU membership in which I campaigned strongly to remain. 

Leaving Europe, apprenticeships, land registry privatisation and a PMQ - some of my week ahead

I'm heading back to Westminster this morning, where David Cameron will make a statement, and be questioned on, last week’s referendum on EU membership in which I campaigned strongly to... Read more

This morning I’ve travelled down to Westminster for the special session of Parliament that’s been called to honour my colleague Jo Cox who was so brutally murdered last Thursday. I’ve been touched by the large number of people who’ve contacted me to express their condolences and their solidarity – and by the contributions to the fund set up by her friends and family to raise money for her favourite charities, to which you can donate here.

Honouring Jo Cox MP and campaigning to remain in the EU – my week ahead

This morning I’ve travelled down to Westminster for the special session of Parliament that’s been called to honour my colleague Jo Cox who was so brutally murdered last Thursday. I’ve... Read more

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I’ll be in Sheffield this week, campaigning for Britain to stay in the EU. Along with a number of MPs I’ve been paired, so my absence from Westminster won’t affect any votes, but Parliament will be breaking up until after the referendum from Wednesday anyway.

Remaining in the EU, Women of Steel and St. Wilfrid’s – some of my week ahead

I’ll be in Sheffield this week, campaigning for Britain to stay in the EU. Along with a number of MPs I’ve been paired, so my absence from Westminster won’t affect... Read more

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After a week speaking at meetings and knocking on doors to make the case for remaining in the EU, I’m back in Parliament today, where I’ve a meeting of the Labour In for Britain campaign team, and I’ll be catching up with the NUS to discuss student concerns. I’ll also be voting on amendments to the Investigatory Powers Bill, where Labour has concerns around issues like privacy, sufficient judicial authorisation and accessing Internet Connection Records.

Higher education, Europe and the Investigatory Powers Bill – some of my week ahead

After a week speaking at meetings and knocking on doors to make the case for remaining in the EU, I’m back in Parliament today, where I’ve a meeting of the... Read more

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Parliament’s continuing to debate the Queen’s Speech this week and I’m intending to speak on the Government’s plans for the BBC and Higher Education today. I’m concerned that in both cases the Government is undermining successful public provision. 

The BBC, higher education and Sheffield’s BIS Office – some of my week ahead

Parliament’s continuing to debate the Queen’s Speech this week and I’m intending to speak on the Government’s plans for the BBC and Higher Education today. I’m concerned that in both... Read more

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Parliament was prorogued last week and won’t be sitting until after Wednesday’s State Opening of Parliament and the Queen’s Speech, which sets out the Government’s plans for the next parliamentary session. Some of their proposals have already been floated in the media and I’m really worried about threats to the independence of the BBC and plans for our universities, on which I’ve commented in today’s Yorkshire Post.

The Queen’s Speech, campaigning to remain in the EU and opening Hallam University’s new Charles Street Building – some of my week ahead

Parliament was prorogued last week and won’t be sitting until after Wednesday’s State Opening of Parliament and the Queen’s Speech, which sets out the Government’s plans for the next parliamentary... Read more

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