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SALFORD SELECTS ANTI HAZEL CANDIDATE
 

Star date: 5th February 2010 

SALFORD YOUTH COUNCIL CHAMP TO STAND AGAINST HAZEL

At a public meeting of the Hazel Must Go! campaign last night, David Henry, co-chair of Salford Youth Council, was selected to fight against Hazel Blears in the forthcoming General Election.

David, infamous for trying to perform a citizen's arrest on Hazel Blears at her Labour Party re-selection meeting last year, is now the official Hazel Must Go! candidate for the Salford and Eccles constituency.

Full story here…


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Last night - as news programmes were relaying the results of the Legg Report announcing that half of all MPs should repay £1.12million claimed in `expenses'David Henry landed the job of ousting Hazel Blears at the General Election. 

At the Old Pint Pot pub in Salford, David Henry beat community activist Alec McFadden on a show of hands to become the official Hazel Must Go! candidate.

Before the vote took place, the meeting heard from former Labour MP, Dave Nellist, who told the audience that MPs are now "insulated and isolated from the real world", that the House of Commons was oozing "insipient corruption" and he urged Salford people to help build an independent political alternative to the three main political parties which will put the £90billion cost of the bankers' recession onto communities…

"The cuts" he said "will dwarf anything we've ever seen, the victims will pay for it and hardly a family in the area will be untouched".

The meeting voted to align the campaign to the Trade Union and Socialist Coalition, a national campaign backed by unions which is supporting independent community candidates nationwide.

David Henry, from Broughton, said that he's "not a politician" but this was about "bringing power back to the people". He added that every time he hears the 1997 Labour Party anthem `Things Can Only Get Better' it leaves him cold. The expenses scandal surrounding Hazel Blears and other MPs proved that the current system is "inherently corrupt and in urgent need of reform"…

As a result of the Legg Report, Hazel Blears has had to repay £225 for a glass shelving unit she claimed on expenses. This comes on top of over £13,000 she voluntarily paid to the Inland Revenue last year to cover capital gains tax for selling her second home.

Meanwhile the Hazel Must Go! campaign recently referred the Salford MP to Scotland Yard, arguing that Hazel "may have committed fraud" over claims for cleaning expenses…

 

Photos by Suzi Hoffman

James Masters wrote
at 9:23:36 PM on Monday, February 15, 2010
She is certainly no Barbara Castle. Not even within a hair's breadth.
 
Trevor Carr wrote
at 1:56:07 PM on Sunday, February 7, 2010
I reckon his blend of calming youthful energy, good humour and knowledge of local issues was the reason he beat Alec McFadden hands down. After hearing former Labour MP Dave Neilist screaming and shaking his arms around for twenty minutes, then being subjected to Alec McFadden drivelling on about issues relevant 20 years ago. David is no doubt a strong candidate. Taking on Blears is another matter, he'll certainly take good bite of the votes from all her contenders too.
 
Ricky Ordsall wrote
at 3:07:49 PM on Saturday, February 6, 2010
About time, a REAL local person, not some nutt-case like all the others. David gets my vote.
 
Em 3 wrote
at 10:54:50 AM on Friday, February 5, 2010
Whilst David was the best choice on the night - I worry that he really needs a crash course on how to do public speaking - she (Blears) is so polished and un-movable + as someone said "we've always voted Labour here - and no-one will vote for an unknown". Is it too late to persuade Christopher Eccleston. He has the politics, the persona and people would vote for him!!!! How do we contact him? COME ON CHRISTOPHER - EXTERMINATE THE EVIL SALFORD DALEKS
 
Richard Carvath wrote
at 10:54:44 AM on Friday, February 5, 2010
Jim, I've blogged about David Henry on my blog so you can find out a bit more about him there.
 
Jim wrote
at 8:29:29 AM on Friday, February 5, 2010
Who is this so-called 'infamous' candidate and what does he stand for?
 
Floating Voter wrote
at 4:26:06 AM on Friday, February 5, 2010
Surely 9 candidates standing is bizarre! They'll just split the vote and let Blears back in.
 
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