It was a hard fought battle but Hazel Blears has topped the voting to become Britain’s Most Shameless MP amidst bucket loads of nominations and votes. She beat Livingston MP Jim Devine, and his alleged £4500 worth of joinery and electrical work claimed for on expenses, Barbara Follet and her private security patrols, and Jacqui Smith and her sister’s second bedroom claims.
The `honour’ has been bestowed on Hazel by the website www.dishonourable.org.uk which ran the poll, and it is now calling for candidates to stand against her in Salford at the next election.
“There are many legitimate concerns for voters and tax payers in Salford concerning this MP's abuses of the MPs' expenses system and her tax affairs” says dishonourable’s Ian Fairbairn “The next step is for natural Labour supporters to put themselves forward for an American-style primary election (online) to mandate an alternative candidate to stand at the next election. This would offer Labour's natural supporters an independent MP who would be sympathetic to their political views and avoid the dilemma of Labour voters in Salford having to either defect to another party or abstain.”
More details at www.dishonourable.org.uk
Coming soon: The launch of the Hazel Must Go Campaign in Salford