VIDEO: Sheffield MP David Blunkett speaks about why he is stepping down

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Veteran MP David Blunkett has thanked the people of Sheffield as ‘without them, I wouldn’t have been able to do any of the things I have done’.

The political heavyweight spoke about why he had decided to stand down at the next election after a career spanning 45 years.

David Blunkett MP

David Blunkett MP

In this Star video, he said he wanted to quit while he could give ‘100 per cent’ and that he would ‘miss it greatly’.

“It’s the people in the community that I shall miss most of all, even the rough times, even the rough tongues.

“People in Sheffield can give you the rough edge of their tongue but they will put their arm around you and give you a hug and tell you you are one of them.”

Watch the video for the full conversation.