Former Home Secretary David Blunkett is to remarry, his spokesman said today.
The Sheffield Brightside MP has announced he will wed GP Margaret Williams.
The couple have been in a relationship for around three years and announced their wedding plans to friends at Dr Williams's 50th birthday party last weekend.
Mr Blunkett, 61, was divorced from his first wife Ruth nearly twenty years ago and has four sons.
Divorcee Dr Williams works as a GP in Sheffield and is the mother of three teenage daughters.
Mr Blunkett said today: "Yes, we are looking to the future, but have not yet arranged a date.
"We are very pleased to be setting out on a new and happy journey together.
"This is, of course, an entirely private and personal event and we would be grateful if our privacy could be respected."
Mr Blunkett has twice resigned from ministerial positions - as Home Secretary and Work and Pensions Secretary.
In 2004 he was at the centre of controversy after it was revealed he had fathered a child during an affair with Spectator publisher Kimberly Quinn.
Mr Blunkett, who has been blind since birth, made his name as the leader of Sheffield City Council in the 1980s before he was elected to Parliament in 1987.Reuse content