Rt Hon David Blunkett

Former Labour Home Secretary

David Blunkett is a Labour Party Politican and Member of Parliament since 1987 for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough. David has held multiple cabinet positions through some of the most turbulent political times of modern politics. Very few senior politicians have been able to achieve what David has, and none have achieved high office having been blind since birth, making David truly one of a kind. David’s vast knowledge of political affairs makes him an entertaining and informative political speaker.

During the Blair administration David was appointed Secretary of State for Education and Employment, a key role due to a priority of Blair’s being ‘education, education, education’. Blunkett also established the Job Centre Plus and also oversaw the Equal Opportunities Commission.

During his time as Home Secretary, Blunkett controlled security, immigration and policing of the nation during a time of high terrorist activity, including 9/11. David introduced a raft of measures to counter terrorism during his time in the position, attracting controversy but ultimately protecting our citizens.

As a political speaker, David provides an insider’s view on the political spectrum. An engaging, inspiring and motivating speaker, his own story reveals a tale of overcoming considerable adversity whilst his knowledge of the benefits of diversity, managing change and social responsibility in politics make his after dinner and keynote speeches truly captivating.

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  • Employment & Education
  • Disability
  • Overcoming Adversity