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HAZEL BLEARS IN SALFORD
 

Star date: 5th May 2010 

EXPENSES - Everything you need to know about your MP

3. HAZEL BLEARS MP – standing for Salford and Eccles

"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 Blears 2008

Hazel Blears is the pin up girl of the MPs expenses scandal… The properties in London, the £1,773 on two TVs in less than a year, the cleaning bills, the £200 bath towels, the £9000 food bill and the husband who's picking up almost £80,000 from Salford Royal Hospital Trust as a non-exec director. It goes on and on and on…

So Hazel Blears and your expenses sheet, come on down…

Click here to see our view of her expenses…


HAZEL BLEARS …The Good, The Bad, The Very Interesting

Value For Money Rating: minus 300 out of 10

"When I first went into Parliament I was told by existing MPs `These are the expenses, basically divide it by twelve and that's what you claim every month'…That's what was the established culture. And that was wrong…It did develop into that culture of entitlement rather than what was needed in order to do your job...It enabled you to claim things that are utterly bizarre and that no reasonable rational person would have agreed to pay for…" Hazel Blears speaking at her re-selection meeting at Swinton Civic Centre

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Hazel Blears, undisputed queen of the MPs expenses scandal, has left Labour voters in Salford with a terrible dilemma. On one hand, they might want to support Gordon Brown and Labour's social policies – or at least vote to keep the Tories out. On the other hand, she stabbed Gordon Brown in the back with her resignation from the Cabinet and `rocking the boat' badge. And then there's those disgusting expense claims…

These problems were raised at Hazel's re-selection meeting last summer when members of the Labour Party itself spoke out, including one who said  "one thing you need from any politician is trust and them being honourable. If you lose that you've lost everything."

It is a major dilemma for everyone in Salford. Had Hazel stepped down and a new candidate appeared, Labour would have walked Salford. Now seven candidates, including one from the Hazel Must Go! campaign, are standing against her. All we can do is to re-present the facts as we see them, through stories on our website over the last year. Click on the links and then make your choice…

Hazel Blears' Expenses – The Full Horror click here

Hazel Blears' Expenses – Who Ate All The Pies? Hazel Apologises click here

Hazel Blears' Expenses - The Disappearing Cleaning Bills click here

Hazel Blears' Expenses - Hazel Has To Pay The Taxpayer Back click here

Hazel Blears' Expenses - Mark Thomas Comes To Hazel's House click here

Hazel Blears' Expenses - Martin Bell Comes To Salford click here

Hazel Blears' Husband And His Near £80,000 Pay From Salford Royal Hospital click here

Hazel Blears Wins 7 Mary Burns Awards click here

For more details put the word `Blears' into the search engine on the top of the page.

Most Extravagant Claim: £295 for a mirror

Hazel Blears: Expenses Value For Money Rating: minus 300 out of 10  – let down by extravagant second home, lavish office and furniture costs, claiming personal accountancy on the taxpayers, just everything. There's even a `small bin' to be sick in, claimed on expenses at £19.95

 

* You can see all of Hazel Blears' expenses here

** For a full list of candidates standing in Salford and Eccles see here

David wrote
at 05:27:20 on 12 May 2010
Salford must be a pretty depressing and desperate place re-electing her corrupt butt back as an MP. Hopefully one of the few benefits of Labour losing power will be that she'll get bored now she can no longer stab her fellow MP's in the back in an attempt to gain greater power for herself.
 
Albert Spiby wrote
at 07:15:50 on 07 May 2010
@ duncancorns It's never a waste of time to try and oust a politician you strongly disagree with. Hazel Must GO couldn't match the resources of the Labour Party, and I'm sure a lot of people were voting Labour not Hazel. As one of those who campaigned against her, my democratic instincts tell me to congratulate Hazel and urge her to do her job well for the good people of Salford.
 
duncancorns wrote
at 05:41:11 on 07 May 2010
the whole "hazel must go" campaign, if you can call it that... bit of a waste of time, wasn't it?
 
Nachtschlepper wrote
at 17:07:07 on 06 May 2010
When I was growing up there were people around who did bad things, I'll not go into details, but it was the culture I was surrounded by. I chose not to get involved, because I knew it was wrong. Hazel, baby, if you knew it was wrong why do it? I chose not to. It's what the rest of us call taking responsibity for our own actions. Take responsibility for yours.
 
roy zammit wrote
at 06:57:29 on 06 May 2010
If Hazel Blears is one the faces of tony blairs NEW LABOUR, FOR GOD SAKE give us our old labour party back . where all who voted labour were proud to do so and help thier fellow brother or sister without reward except that of knowing they had done a service to someone in need . IT seems to me NEW labour has become old conservative and thats not what i want to vote for . The elected members of this party seem to be in it for what they can get out of it and Blears is no exception and only came clean once she had been caught .Is this showing the country what salfordians stand for ,i think not she wont be getting my vote thats for certain
 
Steve wrote
at 20:07:02 on 05 May 2010
I will also be voting for the Hazel Must Go candidate. Just a couple of days ago we got Hazel's election communication telling how she was born and brought up in the terraced streets of Salford, how she became involved in Labour politics and how proud she is of her record as an MP and a Minister. Not a word about her expenses. And not a word about resigning as a minister two days before a by-election and wearing the infamous 'Rocking the Boat' badge. She's in politics for what she can get out of it. Salford Labour Party should not have continued to back her as their candidate. Let's hope she looses.
 
Albert Spiby wrote
at 10:57:45 on 05 May 2010
Labour should have ditched her. It shows the comtempt New Labour have for their grass roots support that they allowed Hazel to carry on. I'll be voting for David Henry (TUSC Hazel Must GO), he might not be able to overcome the entrenched "Vote Labour no matter what" attitude of many good Salford folk. He stands for REAL Socialist principles (oops did I mention the S word? - You don't hear that any more from New Labour).
 
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