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 moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted very strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
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David Blunkett hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department of Health: Hospitals: Inspections 18 Dec 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2014 to Question 217647, if he will direct the Care Quality Commission to engage people with recent primary care experience in analytical processing under the heading of Intelligent Monitoring.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Devolution (Implications for England) 16 Dec 2014

    In the light of the contribution from the right hon. Member for Wokingham (Mr Redwood), perhaps the Leader of the House as a reasonable man would reaffirm that our constitution does not belong to any individual political party or any individual Government. Secondly, does he accept that the history of constitutional change over recent years has not exactly been one that we would wish to...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health: Hospitals: Inspections 15 Dec 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the robustness of the methodology used in the Care Quality Commission's Intelligent monitoring process and of the quality of the management of that process.

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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) (10 Aug 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions (11 May 2005 to 3 Nov 2005)
  • Home Secretary (8 Jun 2001 to 16 Dec 2004)
  • Secretary of State, Department for Education and Employment (2 May 1997 to 8 Jun 2001)


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  • Has spoken in 16 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 43 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 61.30% 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") 1466 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Dec 2014.

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:
12 December 2013, I received £2,500. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 7 January 2014)
8 January 2014, I received £2,500. Hours: 4.5 hrs. (Registered 21 January 2014)
6 February 2014, I received £2,500. Hours: 4.5 hrs. (Registered 26 February 2014)
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)
11 November 2013, I received £8,500 from the Young Presidents’ Organisation, Lagos (Young Presidents’ Organisation, 600 East Las Colinas Boulevard, Suite 1000 Irving, Texas 75039, USA) for speaking at their event in Lagos, Nigeria. The YPO also met travel and accommodation costs for myself and one staff member, to the approximate value of £8,870. Hours: 2 days. (Registered 9 December 2013)
9 December 2013, I took part in a conference for Tablets for Schools (Tablets for Schools, 1 Portal Way, London W3 6RS) for which they have agreed to pay £1,000 to charity. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 9 December 2013)
Payments from The Guardian (Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU):
5 December 2013, I received £300 for writing a comment piece. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 21 January 2014)
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 January 2014, I received £3,400 from the NCFE (Q6, Quorum Business Park, Benton Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 8BT) for speaking at their conference. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 21 January 2014)
17 February 2014, I received £5,000 from the Corporate Research Forum (One Heddon Street, Mayfair, London W1B 4BD) for taking part in a seminar on trust in private and public institutions. Hours: 7 hrs. (Registered 26 February 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 May2014, 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)
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)

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