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 against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted moderately against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails

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David Blunkett hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Birmingham Schools 22 Jul 2014

    I did not have the opportunity yesterday, so may I welcome the Secretary of State to the most rewarding job in Government? I wish her well. Three weeks ago, the Education Committee moved towards a consensus that oversight between the Secretary of State and schools needed to be strengthened, with certainly more than eight commissioners and by not relying purely on the inspectorate. Does she...
  • Written Answers — Education: Young Enterprise 22 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to the Gateway to Growth: CBI/Pearson Education and Skills Survey 2014, what steps she is taking to ensure teachers are supported to deliver the five skills called for by Young Enterprise.
  • Disabled Students Allowance — [Mr Jim Hood in the Chair] 2 Jul 2014

    I congratulate the hon. Member for Cambridge (Dr Huppert) on obtaining the debate and on rushing through his speech, which I will also have to do. The sadness about this move is that it is clearly driven by the desire of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to cut 117 million from its budget. That is a tragedy for those who will be affected and a failure of Ministers, who...

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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 13 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 62 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 62.31% 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.
  • 111 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on David Blunkett’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1463 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments for articles published by The Yorkshire Post, Wellington Street, Leeds LS1 1RF:
28 May 2013, I received a payment of £150 for an article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 6 June 2013)
30 July 2013, I received a payment of £150 for an article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 12 August 2013)
Payments for articles written for Associated Newspapers Ltd, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT:
30 May 2013, I received £2,000 for articles. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 19 June 2013)
24 June 2013, I received £2,000 for articles. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 27 June 2013)
22 July 2013, I received £2,000 for articles. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 2 August 2013)
15 July 2013, I received £750 for article in Mail on Sunday. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 12 August 2013)
27 August 2013, I received £2,000 for articles. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 3 September 2013)
18 November 2013, I received £1,000 for article in Mail on Sunday. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 29 November 2013)
Articles for the Radio Times. Address: Immediate Media Co Ltd, Media Centre, 201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TQ:
22 May 2013, I received £400 for an article. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 6 June 2013)
4 June 2013, I received £400 from The Sunday Times, 3 Thomas More Square, London E98 1RL, for an article. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 19 June 2013)
25 June 2013, I received £4,000 from DST Global Solutions, D S T House, St Mark's Hill, Surbiton, Surrey KT6 4QD, for a speech. Hours: 3 hrs (Registered 27 June 2013)
Member of the Oracle Capital Advisory Board, Oracle House, 8-12 Welbeck Way, London W1G 9YL. Four meetings annually plus charitable fundraising events:
Introductory payment of £20,000, donated to charity. 0 hours. (Registered 4 July 2013)
11 July 2013, I received £2,500. Hours: 0 hrs. (Registered 8 August 2013)
7 August 2013, I received £2,500. Hours: 0 hrs. (Registered 3 September 2013)
10 October 2013, I received £2,500. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 18 October 2013)
6 November 2013, I received £2,500. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 29 November 2013)
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)
2 September 2013, I spoke at a conference at the Sir Stanley Matthews Academy, Beaconsfield Drive, Blurton, Stoke on Trent, ST3 3JD, for which they agreed to donate £3,000 to charity. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 3 October 2013)
21 October 2013, I received £1,700 from the ACCA (ACCA UK, 29 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3EE) for speaking at a UK Local Government summit. The sum has been donated to two charities in my constituency. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 12 November 2013)
21 October 2013, I received £3,400 from Ernst and Young (1 More London Place , London SE1 2AF) for speaking at the Yorkshire Financial Director Awards. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 12 November 2013)
4 November 2013, I received £8,500 from Zurich (Zurich London, 3 Minster Court, Mincing Lane, London EC3R 7DD) for speaking to a conference about risk. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 12 November 2013)
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)
5 December 2013, I received £300 from The Guardian (Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU) for writing a comment piece. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 21 January 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)
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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