David Blunkett

David Blunkett is a Labour MP and former Home Secretary

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Tessa Jowell has criticised the “vile and horrible personal attacks” by supporters of the different Labour party leadership contenders

Labour's Sure Start scheme was a huge success - we can learn from this in London

Four in ten London children still turn up at school unprepared. That's why we need a Labour mayor for the capital

David Blunkett joins the Labour candidate for Redcar Anna Turley on a campaigning visit last month

General Election 2015: Politics is the messy art of compromise, unpopular as it may be

In the end, sometimes being willing to wait a little to make it possible to get a really lasting outcome is more important than a pyrrhic victory

The public's perception of disabled people needs to change — we're not just Paralympians or scroungers

Just as we were making progress, we've started to take a big step back

Afghan wheelchair basketball players take part in a match at a club for the disabled and victims of war, run by the International Committee of the Red Cross on the International Day of People with Disability in Jalalabad

Disability and development: Why DFID must include those so often left behind

In the poorest communities, one household in four has a member with a disability

Tony Benn pictured in 1966

David Blunkett: Tony Benn missed his chance to make a real difference

He was charming, persuasive, and sometimes deeply frustrating

David Blunkett: The Care Bill must reflect the needs of all deafblind people

Social care isn’t just about personal care, it’s about having support to hold down a job

David Blunkett: 'Don't end funding for Victim Support'

The service must remain national, not be handed to local commissioners

If pupils want vocational training, let them have it

From a speech given by the Secretary of State for Education to the Institute for Public Policy Research, in London

Letter: At the chalkface

Letter:

We cannot afford to educate only a small elite

We are concerned that nearly 50,000 young people leave compulsory schooling unqualified
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