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Star date: 17th November 2009 

THE GREAT SALFORD STAR POLL
WHO SHOULD TAKE ON HAZEL BLEARS?

The Hazel Must Go! campaign has now opened nominations for people to stand against Hazel Blears in next year's General Election. So we thought we'd do a poll to see who the most popular candidate might be…

You can nominate yourself, someone you know or a local celebrity and we'll announce the winner in a few weeks time.

For full details of the poll and how to take part click here…


THE GREAT SALFORD STAR POLL

Who would you like to see stand against Hazel Blears at the next General Election?

The person would have to…

• live in Salford
• have credibility to represent the city
• not be a candidate already for any political party
• have enough charisma to actually win the contest.

It could be someone you know who's done good for the community or a Salford celeb who actually lives here, and we can only think of a few of them…

Ryan Giggs (Man United player), Frank Evans (bullfighter), Harold Riley (artist)Christopher Eccleston (Our Friends In The North, Dr Who etc), Maxine Peake (Shameless, Myra Hindley, Criminal Justice) or someone from Coro St

Just jot down whoever you think would make a great MP for Salford and either put the name (and reason if you want) in the comments box below or e-mail us at info@salfordstar.com.

We will also be around and about in Salford all week asking people on the streets and in the pubs to nominate someone.

Can we ask that only people who live in Salford take part in this – ta.

To jog your memory on why Hazel's getting an independent candidate standing against her see here...

Salford MP candidates update April 2010 here

 

David Edmonds wrote
at 07:20:21 on 14 December 2009
Why not a lottery? Randomly select from the electoral roll, excepting those who have not paid local and national taxes and those currently in jail or on parole.
 
alan dutton wrote
at 20:24:37 on 11 December 2009
i don't know if anyone has realised that there has been a few jobs loses and factory closure since labour took over fron the tories who incidently started the closures with phones taps lists of subversives and raiding pension funds which brown is doing again. it is no good saying we have to vote one or the other i will only vote anything but labour or conservative from now on.
 
tommy wrote
at 19:47:30 on 23 November 2009
Steve Kingston gets my vote every time. How could anyone stand against him?
 
Dennis wrote
at 07:35:07 on 22 November 2009
We should NOT elect another woman .
 
Carole wrote
at 20:55:28 on 18 November 2009
Whoever it is hope they help the causes that Hazel has been standing for lately, such as saving The Woolpack!
 
Stephen Kingston wrote
at 19:34:37 on 18 November 2009
See comment below...How many times do I have to say that I've got no intention of standing. The Salford Star is independent and has no political agenda..
 
Stewart wrote
at 19:31:33 on 18 November 2009
Big mistake if Steve Kingston stands, as Editor this will just turn into a Salford Star orchestrated whine. Labour would have a field day over in turning this campaign against what it set out to do. Having a woman makes sense. If the woman is genuine she will not need loads of experience, in fact with the shower of sh*ts already elected as MPs who wants to support just another. Reading in the daily paper White Suite Bell is forming a new group/party of 24 independents. While he is not willing to stand in Salford will be support the new name as becoming one of those 24. That would help as the Liberals have said they will step aside for his independents. Yes, I know Bernie Wright, she would be just perfect to tip the scales in favour of real change. WOW, OMG, WTF, I think this plan has just got very serious.
 
Mike Skeffington wrote
at 13:53:21 on 18 November 2009
This is a difficult one. What Salfrd needs is someone with political ambition, it' not enough to have someone stand against Hazel Blears just to make a statement, they must be able to take on the job. It must be remembered also that there may be hostility from the existing council given their disgraceful decision not to de-select her. I think Steve Kingston would be a good choice, but we should respect his statement that he is a journalist, not a politician. I'm sure there are many able people out there who would be more than capable of making a successful challenge, but please no soap stars, parliament is like a pantomime already.
 
Merlin the Magician wrote
at 13:51:18 on 18 November 2009
Only one point to make. PLEASE let it be a woman. We have too few women in Parliament, if we are to replace any women MPs let us do the decent thing and choose a woman. Bernadette Wright stood in a previous election in Salford, cannot remember what party. This Salford lass will make the ideal, respected and most genuine replacement. "tells it as it is". Good Luck x
 
annie ayres wrote
at 09:40:20 on 18 November 2009
I'd like to nominate my friend, Tom Warmsley. He's 83, is a member of the communist party, but could relinquish that membership for the good cause. He's very bright, was an active member of the trade union (colleague of Hugh Scanlon and the likes). He's blind, but I'm sure he'd fit the bill.
 
Stephen Kingston wrote
at 08:36:24 on 18 November 2009
See comments below...Please don't waste your vote on me 'cos I'm a journalist not a politician. Ta.
 
Mary wrote
at 08:33:56 on 18 November 2009
I vote for steve kingston. A man for the people of Salford. Something we are very short of.
 
Blendmaster wrote
at 08:33:40 on 18 November 2009
My shortlist would be Stephen Kingston Hooky Smiley The Snowman (a very longshot that one) NOT Graham Cooper - we'd all be f***ed !
 
Morris Dancer wrote
at 05:11:51 on 18 November 2009
Everyone knows Hazel Blears will get elected, but if someone stands against her to pull enough votes it will let the second political party into the slot. Do we really want Norman to win! OMG, think of a name quick. I nominate Guy Faulkes.
 
debbie wrote
at 19:24:48 on 17 November 2009
Frank Evans Are you having a laugh!!!!!!!!!! No bulls to slaughter in Salford. I nominate you Steve
 
john wrote
at 17:30:20 on 17 November 2009
PETER HOOK why because he tells it as it is and can see through these developers like the rest of us not only that hes got bloxham figured out like i did many years ago and i qoute the new urban splash housing scheme will be great for langworthy it will bring the community spirit back .ho how i wish this was true fact is we dont see any of them they are too busy shopping online .go for it hooky you.ve got my vote
 
David Henry wrote
at 17:29:48 on 17 November 2009
I couldn't think of any one worse than some celebrity who hasn't so far shown much of an interest in the political oppression and isolation faced by the good people of Salford. I'd like to see a local champion - someone like the good man who edits this very newspaper perhaps! I'd vote for him
 
George wrote
at 17:29:26 on 17 November 2009
Hi Steven, When you have a shortlist can we vote then? Cheers
 
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