Paul Blomfield, MP for Sheffield Central, is among local MPs welcoming news of the election of Sir Keir Starmer as new leader of the Labour Party. The 57-year old defeated Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy in a ballot of party members, trade unionists and registered supporters and will succeed Jeremy Corbyn as opposition leader. The lawyer, who became an MP in 2015, won on the first round of voting, with more than 50% of ballots cast. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield has joined the campaign to raise awareness against sexual harassment in public spaces. The Know the Line poster and social media campaign aims to empower women and to encourage the public to intervene when they witness sexual harassment. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield has been out on the streets campaigning and meeting with residents in Manor Park and Highfield as part of a day of action on the crisis in the NHS. The Labour MP, a fierce critic of Government health policies, has accused Prime Minister Theresa May of cynical disregard of the crisis in mental health services for young people. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
Former Green Party leader Natalie Bennett is set to challenge Labour MP Paul Blomfield in Sheffield Central. Bennett will take over from Jillian Creasy, who finished second in the 2015 General Election, the third best result for the party across England and Wales. Sheffield Greens increased their average share of the constituency vote by 5 per cent in the May 2016 council elections and have councillors in three of the five wards. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke to Natalie Bennett after the announcement.
Labour MP Paul Blomfield has condemned Theresa May’s education plans including proposals to reinstate grammar schools as ‘harking back to the 1950’s’. Speaking at a rally outside Sheffield Town Hall, Blomfield and his fellow Labour supporters called for ‘education not segregation’ and vowed to campaign against a reintroduction of grammar schools.
Jeremy Corbyn was elected as the new Labour Party Leader on Saturday 12th September. The Islington North MP won with 59.5% of the vote. Sheffield Central Labour MP, Paul Blomfield, told Sheffield Live his reaction to Corbyn’s win.
Jillian Creasy the Leader of the Green Party in Sheffield is to challenge Paul Blomfield for his Central seat in the General Elections in 2015. Jillian has been a Green Councillor for 10 years for the central ward and hopes to become the first Green MP for Sheffield.
By Amna Kaleem
Nick Clegg is received by Paul Scriven and angry protesters as he arrives at the Town Hall
Nick Clegg’s latest visit to Sheffield attracted the kind of attention politicians shy away from.
On September 3, trade unionists and campaigners gathered outside the Town Hall to protest public spending cuts and remind Clegg of the promises he had made before the general elections. The protest was organised to coincide with the launching ceremony of Opportunity Sheffield, where Nick Clegg was the guest speaker.
On his arrival at the Town Hall, Clegg was greeted with the chants of ‘Judas’, a reception quite different from the one he got at Barker’s Pool just a few months back.
Speaking to Sheffield Live! the Hallam MP answered questions about Forgemasters loan, his constituency home and the charge that he has betrayed Sheffield.
Video: Angry protestors welcome Nick Clegg