David Blunkett

MP, Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough

Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough Labour

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How David Blunkett voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted moderately against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
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David Blunkett hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Office: Borders: Personal Records 24 Mar 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what account her Department took of the effects of and reasons for the removal of embarkation procedures in 1996 when making the decision to re-establish such procedures in the current Parliament.
  • Amendment of the Law 23 Mar 2015

    First, I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Edinburgh South West (Mr Darling) on not just an excellent speech, but the tremendous work he did in those difficult three years alongside the then Prime Minister. When the world gathered in April 2009, applauding the then Prime Minister and then Chancellor for the work they had done on pulling people together, no one could have...

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Labour MP for Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough

Entered House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Also represented Sheffield, Brightside


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Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Education
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Health
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Local Government Finance
  • Charitable Donations
  • Departmental Manpower
  • Information Commissioner
  • Departmental Public Expenditure

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee on Issue of Privilege (Police Searches on Parliamentary Estate) (13 Jul 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (6 May 2005 to 2 Nov 2005)
  • The Secretary of State for the Home Department (8 Jun 2001 to 15 Dec 2004)
  • Secretary of State for Education and Employment (1 May 1997 to 8 Jun 2001)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Education (22 Jul 1994 to 1 May 1997)
  • Party Chair, Labour Party (1 Aug 1993 to 31 Jul 1994)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Health (1 Jul 1992 to 22 Jul 1994)
  • Opposition Spokesperson (Local Government & Poll Tax) (1 Jun 1988 to 1 Jul 1992)
  • Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Aug 1983 to 31 Jul 1998)


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  • Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 48 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 60.88% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 25 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1467 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments for articles published by The Yorkshire Post, Wellington Street, Leeds LS1 1RF:
13 August 2014, I received a payment of £150 for an article. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 27 August 2014)
Payments for articles written for Associated Newspapers Ltd, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT:
17 November 2014, I received £1,000 for an article in Mail on Sunday. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 18 November 2014)
24 November 2014, I received £1,000 for an article in the Daily Mail. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 26 November 2014)
Member of the Oracle Capital Advisory Board, Oracle House, 8-12 Welbeck Way, London W1G 9YL. Four meetings annually plus charitable fundraising events:
5 March 2014, I received £2,500. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 24 March 2014)
9 April 2014, I received £2,500. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 25 April 2014)
1 May 2014, I received £2,500.  Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 22 May 2014)
4 June 2014, I received £2,500. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 1 July 2014)
2 July 2014, I received £2,500. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 16 July 2014)
29 October 2014, I received £4,500. Hours: 11 hrs. (Registered 14 November 2014)
12 November 2014, I received £1,000. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 26 November 2014)
12 December 2014, I received £1,000. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 5 January 2015)
14 January 2015, I received £1,000. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 28 January 2015)
19 February 2015, I received £1,000. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 23 February 2015)
Payments from The Guardian (Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU):
8 July 2014, I received £310 for an article.  Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 11 July 2014)
3 July 2014, I received £310 for an article.  Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 16 July 2014)
7 March 2014, I received £2,975 from the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (The VODG, 6 Market Road, London N7 9PW) for giving a speech at their conference.  Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 12 March 2014)
27 March 2014, I spoke at a seminar for Red and Green Halcyon (The Brewery, Bells Yew Green, Tunbridge Wells, TN3 9BD) for which they agreed to pay £1,500 to charity. Hours: 2 hours. (Registered 2 April 2014)
27 May 2014, I received £3,400 from Excel Publishing (Excel Publishing Company Ltd, 6th Floor, Manchester One, 53 Portland Street, Manchester M1 3LD) for speaking at their conference. Hours: 7 hrs. (Registered 4 June 2014)
11 June 2014, I received £2,550 from the British Property Federation (St Albans House, 5th Floor, 57-59 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4QX) for speaking at their conference. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 1 July 2014)
12 September 2014, I received £500 from The Sun (1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF) for an article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 16 September 2014)
15 October 2014, I received £3,400 for speaking at the B&D Education Improvement Partnership event (King William Street, Blackburn BB1 7DY). Hours: 7 hrs. (Registered 28 October 2014)
6 November 2014, I received £3,250 from Callcredit (One Park Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS3 1EP) for speaking at their conference.  Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 14 November 2014)
17 November 2014, I received £3,400 from BNP Paribas (3 Harewood Avenue London NW1 6JL) for speaking at their conference. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 26 November 2014)
17 December 2014, I received £150 from the BBC (Broadcasting House Portland Place London W1A 1AA) for taking part in their Any Questions programme. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 5 January 2015)
7 January 2015, I received £400 from the Radio Times (Immediate Media Co Ltd, Media Centre, 201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TQ) for an article I wrote. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 8 January 2015)
7 January 2015, I received £500 from the Sunday Telegraph (111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT) for an article I wrote.  Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 23 January 2015)
Fee of £1,000 for a speech to the (ISC)2 EMEA (Second Floor, 6 Hays Lane, London SE1 2HB). Fee donated directly to two charities of my choice.  Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 25 February 2015)
11 February 2015, I received £4,250 from the Jubilee Centre at the University of Birmingham (The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, School of Education, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT) for speaking at their event. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 2 March 2015)
9. Registrable shareholdings
(a) HADAW Productions and Investments Ltd.
11. Miscellaneous
Visiting Professor at the University of Sheffield, 17 Mappin Street, Sheffield S1 4DT. I am reimbursed for travel and accommodation expenses. (Registered 2 December 2013)
Non-executive director (unremunerated) UC Group Ltd, Sundridge Park Manor, Willoughby Lane, Bromley BR1 3FZ. This involves some travel. (Updated 5 January 2015)

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