Paul Blomfield MP

A strong voice for Sheffield Central

My week

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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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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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