Blunkett


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Blunkett

David. born 1947, British Labour politician; secretary of state for education and employment (1997--2001); home secretary (2001--2004)
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Farage, who has already added his name to the list, urged Blunkett to do likewise.
Mr Blunkett, 65, still a Sheffield MP, was at the John Smith''s Stadium on Saturday for his side''s Yorkshire derby clash with Town.
In a rare honour, Mr Blunkett and his fiance Margaret Williams were even invited to stay overnight.
Mr Blunkett said the Government had failed to recover hundreds of millions of pounds made through criminal activity.
Mr Blunkett, 61, was divorced from his first wife Ruth 20 years ago and has four sons.
Mr Blunkett - described by friends as "totally smitten" - also presented her with a three-diamond ring.
Mr Blunkett happily chatted with centre users, volunteers and staff before taking part in a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Mr Blunkett spoke of at least one "terrible row" they had, of an occasion when the Deputy Prime Minister looked at him with "hatred and bitterness" and how, he claimed, Mr Prescott was "bad-mouthing me behind the scenes".
Ms Anderson claimed that she had had sex with Mr Blunkett and that when she told him she might be pregnant he abandoned her.
Blunkett is believed to have held onto his papers and e-mails in the hope of writing a book following his second resignation from the British Cabinet in November 2005.
To general surprise, within months Prime Minister Tony Blair, who said that Mr Blunkett had quit the Home Office owithout a stain on his charactero, re-appointed him to the Cabinet as Work and Pensions Secretary.
David Blunkett resigns as Home Secretary over the Kimberly Quinn affair.