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Former minister David Blunkett to stand down from Parliament

Former home secretary David Blunkett is to stand down from Parliament at the next general election. Ed Miliband said Mr Blunkett had been a "huge asset" to Labour and will be "hugely missed".

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Colleagues praise 'Labour giant' David Blunkett

Labour MP Mike Gapes, David Blunkett's one-time Parliamentary private secretary, said:

Former Labour Olympics minister Tessa Jowell said:

Former Enviornment Secretary Hilary Benn paid tribute to Blunkett's "passion for justice":

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