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  Blunkett, David
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NameDavid Blunkett
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Born June 06, 1947 (74 years)
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Nov 17, 2011 11:49am
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InfoDavid Blunkett is a British Labour Party politician and the MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough, having represented Sheffield Brightside from 1987 to 2010. Blind since birth, and coming from a poor family in one of Sheffield's most deprived districts, he rose to become Education Secretary, Home Secretary and Work and Pensions Secretary in Tony Blair's Cabinet following Labour's victory in the 1997 general election.

He departed from government in 2004 following the revelation of an affair Blunkett was having while serving as Home Secretary, and left government again in 2005 following the release of a series of reports about his external business interests during his brief time outside the cabinet, though it was later found in the resulting investigation that he had not acted improperly.

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  05/06/2010 UK Parliament - Sheffield Brightside & Hillsborough Won 54.99% (+35.03%)
  05/05/2005 UK Parliament - Sheffield Brightside Won 68.52% (+55.40%)
  06/07/2001 UK Parliament - Sheffield Brightside Won 76.90% (+66.72%)
  05/01/1997 UK Parliament - Sheffield Brightside Won 73.53% (+58.92%)
  07/08/1996 Labour Party Shadow Cabinet Election Won 4.12% (-1.77%)
  10/01/1995 Labour Party Shadow Cabinet Election Won 3.11% (-1.15%)
  10/01/1994 Labour Party Shadow Cabinet Election Won 2.34% (-2.04%)
  10/01/1993 Labour Party Shadow Cabinet Election Won 2.54% (-1.66%)
  07/01/1992 Labour Party Shadow Cabinet Election Won 2.75% (-1.30%)
  04/09/1992 UK Parliament - Sheffield Brightside Won 70.41% (+53.64%)
  06/11/1987 UK Parliament - Sheffield Brightside Won 69.88% (+54.17%)
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