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Paul Blomfield’s voting in Parliament
Paul Blomfield is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of Paul Blomfield’s votes.
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2013.
Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2011.
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 11 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2020.
Generally voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
9 votes for, 0 votes against, 6 absences, between 2011–2016.
Generally voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
2 votes for, 6 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2020.
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the impact of the end of free movement on the availability of labour in the UK social care sector.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what percentage of higher education student premium funding was spent on improving (a) access and (b) graduate support in each of the last 10 years.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the impact of the end of free movement on the social care workforce.
More of Paul Blomfield’s recent appearances
Labour MP for Sheffield Central
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
Paul Blomfield campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Office
- Department for Business
- Innovation and Skills
- Department for Exiting the European Union
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Immigration: EU Nationals
- Human Trafficking
- Immigrants: EU Nationals
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (International Trade) (Brexit and EU Negotiations) (10 Apr 2020 to 30 Dec 2020)
- Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (Brexit and EU Negotiations) (10 Apr 2020 to 30 Dec 2020)
- Member, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (17 Oct 2016 to 31 Oct 2016)
- Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union) (9 Oct 2016 to 10 Apr 2020)
- Member, Education, Skills and the Economy Sub-Committee (1 Dec 2015 to 31 Oct 2016)
- Member, Business, Innovation and Skills Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 17 Oct 2016)
- Member, Able Marine Energy Park Development Consent Order 2014 Committee (17 Jun 2014 to 30 Oct 2014)
- Member, Able Marine Energy Park Development Consent Order 2014 Committee (11 Jun 2014 to 30 Oct 2014)
- Member, Business, Innovation and Skills Committee (2 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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