A Leading International Speaker Consultation & Booking Service

International Speaker Bureau

Tel: +44 (0)20 7607 7070

Search

David Blunkett

Former Home Secretary David Blunkett is a sought after speaker. In a personal capacity, David succeeded against the odds to become a member of the cabinet, despite his blindness, and also a disadvantaged upbringing in a poor area of Sheffield. His keynote speeches cover topics such as leadership, sustainability and security, and his range of roles within government give him the gravitas and experience to deliver his messages with authority. 

If you are interested in booking David Blunkett for your live event or require any additional information regarding David Blunkett then please fill in the enquiry form and one of the Speakers Corner booking agents will contact you within 24 hours.

Call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070
or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

David Blunkett Biography

Labour party politician David Blunkett was born with a rare genetic condition that left him completely blind. From a deprived family in one of Sheffield’s poorest neighbourhoods, he beat the odds to become one of the UKs most popular and influential politicians.

Leading the Sheffield City Council for 7 years before entering the Commons, David unified the Labour party in the 80s and 90s when he shadowed health and education.

After Labour’s election win, he was first in charge of education and employment. He thrived in this role and won big increases in funds for schools, while consistently insisting on improved standards of literacy and numeracy, by standing up to teaching unions.

Rising to become Education and Employment Secretary, Home Secretary and eventually Work and Pensions Secretary in Tony Blair's Cabinet, David was promoted to Home Secretary after...

Labour party politician David Blunkett was born with a rare genetic condition that left him completely blind. From a deprived family in one of Sheffield’s poorest neighbourhoods, he beat the odds to become one of the UKs most popular and influential politicians.

Leading the Sheffield City Council for 7 years before entering the Commons, David unified the Labour party in the 80s and 90s when he shadowed health and education.

After Labour’s election win, he was first in charge of education and employment. He thrived in this role and won big increases in funds for schools, while consistently insisting on improved standards of literacy and numeracy, by standing up to teaching unions.

Rising to become Education and Employment Secretary, Home Secretary and eventually Work and Pensions Secretary in Tony Blair's Cabinet, David was promoted to Home Secretary after the 2001 general election.

David was the un-paid chair of the International Cyber Security Projection Alliance until 2016 and now is the honorary chair of the Cyber Essentials Direct Ltd (promoting the Cyber Highway).

As a keynote speaker or after dinner speaker, David specialises in leadership, sustainability and security, and his story of determination is inspirational and valuable to individuals and businesses.

As Home Secretary, David was responsible for a variety of issues including immigration, policing, race, and disability issues. He was also in charge of security, terrorism and expenditure. His experience and unparalleled knowledge of high level political issues, combined with his pragmatic yet relaxed demeanour, make it possible to forget his disability, which he describes as ‘an inconvenience.’

For further information or to book David Blunkett, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

Read more

Related blog

Speakers Turned Authors: Our Top Picks for World Book Day 2017

World Book Day is a celebration of reading; of authors, publishers and all things books! 2017 marks World…

New website features: searching for your speaker

We have new features on our website! When somebody contacts us to make an enquiry, we like to get right down…

View all blogs

Other speakers you might like

  • Jonathan White

    Jonathan White

    Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach, Jon draws on his experiences as a 19 year old Commissioned…

  • Markus Kramer

    Markus Kramer

    His experience working with luxury car giants Aston Martin and Harley Davidson, has made brand guru Markus…

  • Tessa Jowell

    Tessa Jowell

    A brilliant leader, Tessa has held positions of authority in the cabinet, the London Olympic Games and…

  • Alex Hunter

    Alex Hunter

    Digital branding expert Alex Hunter certainly understands the power of branding. His quirky charm and…

  • Speakers Corner (London) Ltd
    Unit 31, Highbury Studios
    10 Hornsey Street
    London
    N7 8EL

    Tel: +44 (0)20 7607 7070 
    Fax: +44 (0)20 7700 8847 
    info@speakerscorner.co.uk

  • I have been very happy with the process and will use you again. Swiss Global AM

  • Footer Logos

    logo-1.png

Agile web development by Byte9

Top