Rt Hon David Blunkett

David Blunkett


Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough



Address as

Mr Blunkett

Contact details


House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 4043
Fax: 020 7219 5903


Second Floor, MidCity House, 17-21 Furnival Gate, Sheffield, S1 4QR
Tel: 0114-273 5987


Electoral history

Contested Sheffield Hallam February 1974 general election. Member for Sheffield Brightside 1987-2010, for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough since 6 May 2010 general election

Parliamentary career

Opposition Spokesperson for Local Government 1988-92; Shadow Secretary of State for: Health 1992-94, Education 1994-95, Education and Employment 1995-97; Secretary of State for Education and Employment 1997-2001; Home Secretary 2001-04; Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 2005

Party groups

Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee 1983-98; Labour Party: Vice-chair 1992-93, Chair 1993-94

Councils, public bodies

Councillor, Sheffield City Council 1970-88, Chair, Social Services Committee 1976-80, Leader 1980-87; Councillor, South Yorkshire County Council 1973-77; Former chair, Race Relations Forum

Political interests

Local government, employment and welfare to work, citizenship and civil renewal

Countries of interest

France, USA

General Election 2010 - Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough

Name Party Votes %
Blunkett, David Lab 21400 54.78%
Harston, Jonathan Lib Dem 7768 19.89%
Sharp, John Con 4468 11.44%
Sheldon, John BNP 3026 7.75%
Sullivan, Patricia UKIP 1596 4.09%
Bowler, Maxine TUSC 656 1.68%
Result Lab Hold (10.84% from Lab to Lib Dem)