Blunkett, David

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David Blunkett
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Name
Blunkett, David Gender: M
born on 6 June 1947 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Sheffield, England, 53n23, 1w30
Timezone GDWT h2e (is double war time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Gerard
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 14°40' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 10°57 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 02°41'



Biography

British politician, a Member of Parliament returned at General Election 6/11/1987. In Tony Blair's cabinet, he is Secretary of State for the Home Department in 2004. Although he has been blind from birth, he graduated from Sheffield University with honors and subsequently worked as an industrial tutor at Barnsley College of Technology and taught courses in industrial relations and politics.

He was born in poverty and blind from birth. Having joined the Labour Party at the age of sixteen, he had become involved with local political issues even while at the University. In 1970, he was elected to the Sheffield City Council, holding progressively more responsible positions in city government, ultimately heading the Council.

In 1983 Mr Blunkett was elected to the National Executive Committee of the Labour Party and a year later was elected as Chairman. On June 11, 1987, he was elected to Parliament. In July 1992, when he was elected to the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Health Secretary. In 1994 Mr Blunkett was appointed as Shadow Secretary of State for Education,

In May 1997, he was appointed to the Cabinet in the post of Secretary of State for Education and Employment. He was appointed Home Secretary following the 2001 general election.

On December 15, 2004, he resigned his position of Home Secretary after a bitterly-dissolved relationship with Kimberly Quinn led to allegations that he had used his influence to fast-track visas for his ex-lover's children's nanny.

After it was reported that Blunkett broke the ministerial code of conduct, the British politician resigned for the second time on November 2, 2005, this time from his position as work and pension secretary in Tony Blair’s administration. The resignation resulted from a paid position he took in May 2005 without having consulted the appropriate independent committee.

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Relationships

Events

  • Work : Gain social status 11 June 1987 (Reelected to Parliament)
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  • Work : Begin Major Project July 1992 (Shadow cabinet)
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  • Work : Begin Major Project May 1997 (Cabinet level position)
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  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship August 2001 (met Kimberly Quinn and embarked on a secret affair)
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  • Social : Secrets revealed 2004 (affair with Kimberly Quinn)
  • Work : Fired/Laid off/Quit 15 December 2004 (as Home Secretary)
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  • Work : Fired/Laid off/Quit 2 November 2005 (From Tony Blair's administration)
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Source Notes

Pulsar collection quotes him, "I have to say that whilst I think your studies are interesting, I don't believe a word of it! As far as I am aware I was born at 7:00 AM."

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Eyes (Blind)
  • Personal : Birth : Defects, Handicaps (Blind from birth)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (early in career)
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Labour Party)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (M.P.)

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