Paul Blomfield MP

A strong voice for Sheffield Central

My week

Monday 12th October – Parliament returns after a three week recess for the Party Conferences, during which I’ve been holding my Big Conversation. I’ve had a great time meeting people at events in every part of the constituency - listening to what they want me to raise in Parliament. We’ve had wide-ranging discussions, from tax credits cuts to mental health services, climate change to adult social care, and it’s been great to hear so many different views. Thanks to everyone who came along, took part or even just filled in my survey.

Tax credits, productivity, arts funding and the Immigration Bill – some of my week ahead

Monday 12th October – Parliament returns after a three week recess for the Party Conferences, during which I’ve been holding my Big Conversation. I’ve had a great time meeting people at events in... Read more

Monday 14th September 2015 - All eyes are going to be on tonight’s meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party, which Jeremy Corbyn will be addressing as our new leader, and I’ll be there. I didn’t support Jeremy in the election, but will be doing all I can to make sure that Labour succeeds under his leadership. But ordinary business continues and before that I’ve got meetings with the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CASE), Sheffield anti-trafficking charity City Hearts and the APPG on Migration, of which I am Chair. I’ll also be in the Commons Chamber to oppose the Trade Union Bill.

Science, anti-trafficking and defending tax credits – my week ahead

Monday 14th September 2015 - All eyes are going to be on tonight’s meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party, which Jeremy Corbyn will be addressing as our new leader, and I’ll... Read more

Monday 7th September 2015 - Parliament returns today in a week that the deepening refugee crisis dominates the political agenda. I’ve had hundreds of emails from constituents who are appalled by David Cameron’s reluctance to let our country play its part and take our share of refugees – it was only late last week that he was shamed into agreeing that the UK will take more refugees, but we need to do more. I called for action early in August, spoke out on Newsnight last week and will be making the case for more to be done in a Parliamentary debate on Tuesday.

The refugee crisis, the EU Referendum and Assisted Dying – all part of my week ahead

Monday 7th September 2015 - Parliament returns today in a week that the deepening refugee crisis dominates the political agenda. I’ve had hundreds of emails from constituents who are appalled by... Read more

Tuesday 21st July 2015 - Today is the last day Parliament is sitting before the summer recess, but there’s still plenty in my diary before I head back to Sheffield later in the week. Yesterday, we debated the Welfare Reform and Work Bill to which Labour tabled an amendment opposing the Bill because of the impact on child poverty. You can read about how I voted yesterday and why here. I’ve got two meetings of the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee this week, to which I’m pleased to have been re-elected by fellow MPs. I’ll also be going to the Backbench Business Committee to argue for a Commons debate on immigration detention following the report of the cross-party inquiry of which I was Vice-Chair in the last Parliament.  

Welfare reform, BIS Select Committee, Assisted Dying, Park Hill Flats and recess – all part of my week

Tuesday 21st July 2015 - Today is the last day Parliament is sitting before the summer recess, but there’s still plenty in my diary before I head back to Sheffield later... Read more

Monday 13th July 2015 - Today I'm welcoming a group of 50 constituents to Westminster. They've joined one of my regular coach trips to Parliament – which offers a guided tour of Westminster (including visits to the Chambers of the Commons and the Lords), a chance to watch a debate, a Q&A with me, and some free time. If you're interested in a future trip, drop me a note.

Low pay, students, fox-hunting and welcoming constituents to Westminster – some of my week ahead

Monday 13th July 2015 - Today I'm welcoming a group of 50 constituents to Westminster. They've joined one of my regular coach trips to Parliament – which offers a guided tour of... Read more

Monday 6th July 2015 - The main business of the week in Westminster is Wednesday's Budget. I'll be in the Chamber to hear if there are any announcements that haven't already been leaked by the Government. Those that have say everything about their priorities – like cutting tax credits for low paid workers alongside an inheritance tax giveaway for wealthy homeowners. I've been drawn for Health Questions on Tuesday, when I'll be pressing Ministers over plans to cut funding to GP surgeries dealing with patients with extra health needs – it affects two practices in my constituency and I've been campaigning on the issue for some time.

The Budget, funding for local GP surgeries, policing and the NHS – some of my week ahead

Monday 6th July 2015 - The main business of the week in Westminster is Wednesday's Budget. I'll be in the Chamber to hear if there are any announcements that haven't already been... Read more

Monday 22nd June 2015 - I'm leading a Parliamentary debate this week on 'Science and Research in the UK and Regional Economies', in which I'll be pressing the new Universities Minister Jo Johnson on the important role of universities in driving economic growth and the need for investment in research. I'll also be meeting local representatives of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) at a national FSB event in Westminster, which will highlight the key role of small businesses - of which there are around 40,000 across South Yorkshire. 

Science & Research, the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean and the Spirit of 1945 - some of my week ahead

Monday 22nd June 2015 - I'm leading a Parliamentary debate this week on 'Science and Research in the UK and Regional Economies', in which I'll be pressing the new Universities Minister... Read more

Monday 15th June 2015 - Again my week ahead is dominated by the EU Referendum Bill, which was approved at Second Reading last week. Now it will get detailed consideration this week at Committee Stage which, because of its importance, will be open to all MPs. It's an issue I feel strongly about, but as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Shadow Foreign Secretary, my role is limited to supporting our team without being able to speak.

Europe, further education and migration – some of the issues in my week ahead

Monday 15th June 2015 - Again my week ahead is dominated by the EU Referendum Bill, which was approved at Second Reading last week. Now it will get detailed consideration this week at Committee Stage which,... Read more

Tuesday 2nd June - After the pomp and ceremony of last week’s State Opening of Parliament, we’re now starting to consider the Government plans laid out in the Queen’s Speech, which is the subject of scrutiny this week. I was in the Chamber for the opening of the debate on Britain in the World, in as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Hilary Benn in his new role as Shadow Foreign Secretary, and I’ll be speaking in Thursday’s debate on the economy.

The Queen’s Speech and lots of meetings in Sheffield – my week

Tuesday 2nd June - After the pomp and ceremony of last week’s State Opening of Parliament, we’re now starting to consider the Government plans laid out in the Queen’s Speech, which... Read more

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