Rt Hon David Blunkett MP

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The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is a politician. Elected to Sheffield City Council at the age of 22, he went on to become its leader for seven years, after which he made the smooth and successful transition to Parliament, where he now sits on the opposition front bench as local government spokesman. Beside him sits his guide dog Offa, because David Blunkett has been blind since birth.

He will be talking to Sue Lawley about his struggles to get his 'O' and 'A' Levels and eventually his degree, his time in local and now national politics and the many problems he has overcome to reach his present position.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Book: Anthology of Verse by Robert Graves
Luxury: Radio/cassette machine

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40 minutes

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Fri 1 Jun 1990 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestDavid Blunkett

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