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David Blunkett arriving at his press conference in central London
David Blunkett admits making mistakes over his business affairs as he resigns from the Cabinet for a second time.

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FEATURES & BACKGROUND
RUN-UP TO RESIGNATION
VOTE RESULTS
Was David Blunkett right to resign?
Yes
80%
No
20%
77482 Votes Cast
Results are indicative and may not reflect public opinion

Vote now closed

The first resignation, December 2004

THE RESIGNATION

David Blunkett quits as home secretary after it emerges a visa for his ex-lover's nanny had been fast-tracked.

AFTERMATH

A "chain of events" links David Blunkett to the speeding up of a visa application for his ex-lover's nanny, an inquiry finds.


FEATURES & ANALYSIS

Legal affairs analyst Jon Silverman on how the work of this home secretary will be remembered.


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