"David Blunkett" is a British Labour Party (UK)/Labour Party politician and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough (UK Parliament constituency)/Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough, having represented Sheffield Brightside (UK Parliament constituency)/Sheffield Brightside from United Kingdom general election, 1987/1987 to United Kingdom general election, 2010/2010. Blindness/Blind since birth, and coming from a poor family in one of Sheffield's most deprived districts, he rose to become Secretary of State for Education and Skills/Education and Employment Secretary, Home Secretary and Work and Pensions Secretary in Tony Blair/Tony Blair's Blair ministry/Cabinet following Labour's victory in the United Kingdom general election, 1997/1997 general election.
He was promoted to become Home Secretary following the United Kingdom general election, 2001/2001 general election, a position he held until 2004, when he resigned following highly publicised matters related to his personal life. Following the United Kingdom general election, 2005/2005 general election, he was appointed Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, though he resigned from that role later that year following a large amount of media coverage relating to external business interests in the period when he did not hold a cabinet post.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous politicians! More David Blunkett on Wikipedia.