Labour 'may lose votes over Blunkett'

Exclusive Simon McGee Political Editor Architect of Westminster's anti-sleaze codes of conduct Lord Nolan called on Prime Minister Tony Blair to discipline David Blunkett, warning that voters may punish governments that are dishonest and do not follow the rules.

In a sensational attack on Downing Street's decision to back the embattled Work and Pensions Secretary, the former chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life said Mr Blair should be considering demoting or dismissing the Sheffield Brightside MP.

Speaking exclusively to the Yorkshire Post, he said the electorate should look at whether politicians follow their own rules.


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