Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Rt Hon David Blunkett MP

Rt Hon David Blunkett MP

Honorary President

MP for Sheffield Brightside (latterly Brightside and Hillsborough) since 1987, David has enjoyed a high profile political life, becoming the youngest ever councillor on Sheffield City Council, then becoming leader between 1980 and 1987.

David was appointed Chair of the Labour Party 1993-4, Secretary of State for Education and Employment 1997-2001, Home Secretary 2001-2004 and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in 2005.

Born and bred in Sheffield, David is an avid Wednesdayite and a great supporter of the trust movement.

Statement from the Rt Hon David Blunkett MP:

"As fans know I have been very proud to have been elected as Honorary President of Wednesdayite.

Through the difficult times and now with the change of ownership structure I’ve done my utmost to ensure that the perspective of fans was heard and understood. I continue to do this with Milan Mandaric and with Paul Aldridge (Chief Executive), and have been encouraged by the commitment to all fans and the wider community which is crucial to maintaining support and building for the future.

Let us hope that despite a mixed start to the season we can pull it off this year and start the climb back to the Premiership. The loyalty and patience of fans has been crucial in holding everything together and I hope to be able to celebrate alongside the loyal fans of Hillsborough at the need of the season."

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