Born on 6th of June 1947
Born 1947 - English Labour politician.
Blind from birth. Joined Labour Party at age of 16. Studied politics at Sheffield University. MP for Sheffield since 1987, entered Shadow Cabinet as spokesman for health (1992-94). With Labourís victory in 1997 became Secretary of State for Education and Employment. Became Home Secretary in 2001 but resigned in 2004 after scandal over fast-tracking of visa application for nanny of ex-lover.
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