Paul Blomfield MP

A strong voice for Sheffield Central

My week

Steel_debate.pngAfter two weeks with a relatively blank diary to accommodate jury service, things are back into full swing this week. I’m meeting with ActionAid to discuss their recommendations for reforms to the global tax system and proposals for a UK ‘Tax Dodging Bill’. Later on, I’m serving on a European Committee to consider a report of the High Representative on Foreign Affairs and Security. In the evening I’ll be at a GMB event for retiring General Secretary, Paul Kenny, and his successor, Tim Roache.

Exports, voter registration and tackling tax dodging – some of my week ahead

After two weeks with a relatively blank diary to accommodate jury service, things are back into full swing this week. I’m meeting with ActionAid to discuss their recommendations for reforms... Read more

I've been called for jury service for this week and next, which is obviously going to limit my Parliamentary work.

Jury service - my week ahead

I've been called for jury service for this week and next, which is obviously going to limit my Parliamentary work. Read more

Every week I put my name into the ballot for Prime Minister’s Questions – and for the first time since the May election, I’ve been drawn for this Wednesday. But there’s lots else happening this week. I’m a trustee of the charity Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX) and we’ve a meeting today, after which I’m heading to Parliament, to speak in a debate opposing Government plans to scrap bursaries and introduce fees for student nurses and midwives.

Questioning David Cameron, student nurses and midwives, further education and the Sheffield Plan – some of my week ahead

Every week I put my name into the ballot for Prime Minister’s Questions – and for the first time since the May election, I’ve been drawn for this Wednesday. But... Read more

Monday 4th January 2016 - Parliament’s back tomorrow and today I’m catching up with my Sheffield team - and the correspondence that’s come in over the Christmas break. I’ll also be working on my new website, which I’m launching next week to improve communications with constituents.

Questioning Jeremy Hunt, BIS Inquiries, and lots of meetings in Sheffield – my week ahead

Monday 4th January 2016 - Parliament’s back tomorrow and today I’m catching up with my Sheffield team - and the correspondence that’s come in over the Christmas break. I’ll also be... Read more

Monday 21st December 2015 – After a busy Parliamentary session, I’m looking forward to the festive break. But there are a few things happening first and my office will remain open until Christmas Eve.

Shadow Health Secretary visits Sheffield, casework… and Christmas! My week ahead

Monday 21st December 2015 – After a busy Parliamentary session, I’m looking forward to the festive break. But there are a few things happening first and my office will remain open until... Read more

Monday 14th December 2015 - It’s the last week before Parliament breaks up for the Christmas recess. On Monday, I’ve a meeting of the Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) Select Committee to discuss the report on our inquiry on the steel industry. Then I’m chairing an APPG on Students meeting about the provision of mental health support for 16-21 year olds moving to further and higher education. College and university is an exciting time in people’s lives, but it can also be very challenging, and we’ll be exploring how students can be effectively supported.

Student mental health, the Business Select Committee and electoral reform – some of my week ahead

Monday 14th December 2015 - It’s the last week before Parliament breaks up for the Christmas recess. On Monday, I’ve a meeting of the Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) Select Committee to... Read more

Monday 7th December 2015 – Before heading to Westminster today, I’ll be at the launch of Labour In for Britain’s Yorkshire and Humber Campaign, which will be making the Labour case to keep Britain in the European Union.  Membership of the EU received strong support in my recent Big Conversation, so if you’re interested in getting involved in campaigning for the EU referendum, likely held next year, email me at paul.blomfield.mp(at)parliament.uk.)

Keeping Britain in the EU, challenging lad culture and ‘Cut the Costs’ for students – some of my week ahead

Monday 7th December 2015 – Before heading to Westminster today, I’ll be at the launch of Labour In for Britain’s Yorkshire and Humber Campaign, which will be making the Labour case to keep Britain... Read more

Monday 23rd November – This week will be dominated by the Autumn Statement on Wednesday, and I’ll be in the Chamber to hear the Chancellor outline the results of his Comprehensive Spending Review – setting out public spending cuts through to 2020 - and other revisions of his economic plans. Huge cuts are expected to police, local Council and other spending. I’ll also be looking to see what he does in response to the defeat Labour inflicted on him in the Lords over proposed tax credit cuts. I’ve made my opposition to tax credit cuts clear and will be challenging him if his plans don’t protect low paid workers.

The Autumn Statement, the digital economy and the Climate Cake Off! – some of my week ahead

Monday 23rd November – This week will be dominated by the Autumn Statement on Wednesday, and I’ll be in the Chamber to hear the Chancellor outline the results of his Comprehensive Spending... Read more

Monday 16th November - I’m expecting a Government statement on the appalling attacks in Paris on Friday evening and I’ll be in the Commons Chamber for it. We must stand in solidarity with the people of France, expressing our outrage at the atrocities and ensuring that those who committed these terrible crimes do not succeed in fomenting division and hatred.

Paris attack, university teaching quality, mental health and Carers Rights Day – some of my week ahead

Monday 16th November - I’m expecting a Government statement on the appalling attacks in Paris on Friday evening and I’ll be in the Commons Chamber for it. We must stand in... Read more

Monday 9th November – Among today’s meetings is one that I’ve organised as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Students, discussing how we ensure good community relations in areas with lots of students – like much of my constituency. I’ll be on the Immigration Bill Committee for most of Tuesday scrutinising the Government’s proposed legislation line-by-line. This week I’ll be raising the issue of immigration detention, pressing the arguments I made as Vice-Chair of an inquiry into the issue, which called for an end to indefinite immigration detention – a recommendation backed recently by the House of Commons.

Students, Immigration, the Trade Union Bill and Women’s Health – some of my week ahead

Monday 9th November – Among today’s meetings is one that I’ve organised as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Students, discussing how we ensure good community relations in areas with lots of... Read more

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