Rt Hon David Blunkett MP

Rt Hon David Blunkett MP


Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough



Address as

Mr Blunkett

Contact details


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


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

Web & Social media


Electoral history

Post Date
Member for Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough 2010-
Member for Sheffield, Brightside 1987-10
Contested Sheffield, Hallam General Election 1974

Parliamentary career

Post Date
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 2005-05
Home Secretary 2001-04
Secretary of State for Education and Employment 1997-01
Shadow Secretary of State for Education 1995-97
Shadow Secretary of State for Education 1994-95
Shadow Secretary of State for Health 1992-94
Opposition Spokesperson (Local Government and Poll Tax) 1988-92

Other posts

Post Date
Party Chair, Labour Party 1993-94
Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee 1983-98

Select committees

Post House Date
Committee on Issue of Privilege (Police Searches on Parliamentary Estate) Commons 2009-10

Political interests

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

Countries of interest

France, USA

General Election 2010 General Election - Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough

Name Party Votes Share Change
Blunkett, David Lab 21400 54.99% -14.6%
Harston, Jonathan LD 7768 19.96% 6.9%
Sharp, John Con 4468 11.48% 1.7%
Sheldon, John BNP 3026 7.78%
Sullivan, Patricia UKIP 1596 4.10% 1.1%
Bowler, Maxine TUSC 656 1.69%
Majority 13632 35.03%
Turnout 38914 57.45%
Electorate 67740
Result Lab Hold

See Briefing Papers General Election 2010 for detailed results.