"The qualities of Salford men and women shine through the adversity of their everyday lives. They were, and still are, people with courage, determination, wit and compassion, and they have an unrivalled ability to see through falseness and to expose insincerity." Hazel's maiden speech in the House of Commons on becoming an MP.
"Our parents' generation saw political activity as something to benefit the community. Today, people see politics as something to benefit politicians. This is a travesty." Hazel speaking two years ago
"I have always said that politics was in danger of looking like a way for people to benefit themselves, rather than serve the public. This is ... very unfair to all those elected representatives who champion their communities, work hard, make personal sacrifices, and don't expect much reward or thanks." Hazel answering questions in today's Guardian
Answers to Hazel on a postcard c/o the House of Commons or her office on the Crescent...