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SALFORD MP HAZEL BLEARS VELVET TOILET ROLL SCANDAL
 

Star date: 20th November 2013

A Salford Star Exclusive

HAZEL BLEARS PAYS OVER £30 FOR TWO PACKS OF TOILET ROLL

While many people struggle to make ends meet in Salford, MP Hazel Blears has paid £30.46 for two 18 packs of Triple Velvet Toilet Roll for her constituency office on Langworthy Road. This works out at 85p per roll, five times the cost of ASDA Smart toilet rolls.

Meanwhile, the Salford MP also had a four day trip to the Czech Republic worth over £2000, latest Parliamentary figures reveal.

Full details here…


Hazel Blears Velvet Toilet Rolls Claim
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TOILET-GATE!!!

Salford MP, Hazel Blears, who was at the epicentre of the MPs' expenses scandal a few years ago after hoarding a whole range of luxury items (see previous Salford Star articles – click here and click here) has been at it again – this time claiming £30.46 for Triple Velvet Toilet Rolls for her constituency office on Langworthy Road.

The claim, which was paid on expenses, was for two 18 packs of the rolls, which have `three layers of velvety softness'. It works out at 85p per luxury roll, compared to Andrex `Gorgeous Comfort Quilt' at around 41.7p per roll and, at the bottom end of the market, ASDA Smart at 17p per roll.

The Salford MP represents some of the most hard-up people in the country, a community struggling with fuel poverty, benefit cuts, wage cuts and cost of living increase. Hazel's need for `three layers of velvety softness', at £30.46, compares with her toilet roll claim for last year in which a Q-Connect 36 pack of toilet rolls cost tax payers a mere £11.52.

The Salford Star contacted the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, which confirmed the claim but told us - after comparing toilet roll prices on the net - that Hazel wouldn't be asked to pay back the difference.

Other claims for Hazel's office included a rather large payment of £205.20 for an advert for her surgery in `Salford Cathedral's publication', and £140.40 for a subscription and delivery of the Manchester Evening News.

There was also a claim for £1,320 for training for someone in her Parliamentary Office "to help him gain a better knowledge of Parliamentary Procedure, Bill explained and introduction to speech writing, all of which will improve his performace in relation to tasks i need him to do to support". You what? Perhaps a course in English might have been better... And definitely a course in home economics - 85p per toilet roll indeed!

Meanwhile, the Salford MP's latest register of interest claim shows that she also had a four day trip to Prague, worth £2,638.78, and paid for by a company called Ergotep.

The purpose of Hazel's visit was "to make keynote speech at international forum on social enterprise". We do hope they had the `three layers of velvety softness' toilet roll on hand for her…

• Unfortunately Hazel Blears' role as an adviser to Juice Advisory, `providing strategic advice on crime and policing matters', at £1,000 a day, was terminated after just one payment, the latest Register of Members' Interests shows. This happened after the press, including the Salford Star, publicised the payment ( see here)

 

Fred Hampton wrote
at 14:44:44 on 21 November 2013
For once I have "sympathy" with "Flipping Hazel". Anybody who comes out with the amount of shyte that she does needs the softest toilet paper around and lots of it!!
 
Lancashire Lad wrote
at 14:44:37 on 21 November 2013
The lure of the pig trough was too much for our Hazel.
 
urban dictionary wrote
at 06:24:40 on 21 November 2013
She probably misread it as "tipping the velvet" and ordered 2 lots.
 
Salford Thinker wrote
at 06:23:45 on 21 November 2013
Can we guess which store it was bought from and will Salford Star give a nice prize to a winning correct answer?
 
Kenneth w mckelvey wrote
at 06:23:36 on 21 November 2013
Hazel claiming for a top brand toilet paper on her Exs Disgraceful But before The Hang em Flog em Gaol em Brigade get in on the act Our Multi Millionaire Health Minister Mr Hunt Claimed 5p for a Paper Clip./Another Tory lord Claimed for having his moat cleaned/ Another claimed for a new House he had built for his Duck/ Millionaire Mr Plebgate Claimed 25p For an Eraser/ So let them without Sin start throwing the first Stones/ Why not just BAN all Exs/ They are the epitomy of scrounging/OUT FOR NOWT
 
a preston wrote
at 20:13:24 on 20 November 2013
Does Blears tish in the woods? Definitely not!
 
Salford onion wrote
at 20:13:18 on 20 November 2013
Once again another member of Salfords Labour Party who has lost touch with her constituents, their hardships and reality. Having said that she could pass the toilet paper to Salford Counillors to wipe up the shite they talk!
 
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