David Blunkett

British Labour politician.


British Labour politician David Blunkett is an inspirational figure to many, with first-hand experience of overcoming adversity and facing challenges head on!

Videos of David Blunkett


The Open University - Keynote
Trust - interview with Rt Hon David Blunkett MP

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About David Blunkett


  • Experienced politician, having spent over 25 years in politics
  • Extremely focused on the issue of cyber security, and serves as Chairman of the not-for-profit International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA)
  • Blind since childhood, he has always been determined to succeed and has never let his disability hold him back
  • Successful author, with numerous publications to his name, including The Blunkett Tapes (2006)
  • Announced in June 2014 he would be standing down as an MP at the next general election in 2015

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  • UK Politics
  • UK and Europe
  • Crime & Antisocial behaviour
  • Immigration

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Books By David Blunkett


  • Making Democracy Work. Essay in: Catalyst: A Journal of Policy Debate, Vol 1, No 4,1985 (1985)
  • Democracy in Crisis: The Town Halls Respond (Current affairs) (with Keith Jackson) (1987)
  • The Social Economy and the Democratic State: A New Policy Agenda for the 1990's (with Pete Alcock, Andrew Gamble and Ian Gough) (1989)
  • Con trick or constructive change the future of health care of Londoners (with Dawn Primarolo and Ian McCartney) (1993)
  • University for Industry: A National Learning Network (with Josh Hillman) (1996) Raising Aspirations in the 21st Century (1999)
  • Transforming secondary education (2000)
  • Politics and Progress: Renewing Democracy and a Civil Society (2001)
  • Civil Renewal: a New Agenda : the Csv Edith Kahn Memorial Lecture (2003)
  • Better Behaviour Through Golden Time (with Jenny Mosley, Helen Sonnet and Mark Cripps) (2005)
  • The Blunkett Tapes: My Life in the Bear Pit (2006)
  • A Good School for Every Child: How to improve our schools (with Kenneth Baker and Cyril Taylor) (2009)
  • The Labour Party's Values and Aims: An Unofficial Statement (with Bernard Crick) (1988)
  • From Market Chaos to Common Sense: Papers on Future Policies for Health (1993)
  • On a Clear Day (with Alex MacCormick) (1995)
  • Outstanding Books for Children and Young People: The LA Guide to Carnegie/Greenaway Winners, 1937-97 (with Keith Barker) (1998)
  • Excellence for the Many, Not Just the Few: Raising Standards and Extending Opportunities in Our Schools (1999)
  • Local enterprise and workers' plans (1981)
  • SIX YEARS OF LABOUR RULE IN SHEFFIELD, 1926-32 (1982)
  • Building from the Bottom: Sheffield Experience (Fabian tract) (with Geoff Green) (1983)

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