David Blunkett is a British politician who for eight years was a member of Tony Blair’s Cabinet. He was Secretary of State for Education and Employment and was Home Secretary at the time of 9/11. He is currently a member of the House of Lords, Professor of Politics in Practice at the University of Sheffield and chairs the Board of the University of Law. David continues to write and broadcast extensively and retains an interest in cyber security, democratic engagement and social responsibility, and is also a trustee and patron of a number of charities.