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Karen Danczuk says she wants to become a Labour MP

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Karen Danczuk has revealed she wants to become a Labour MP.

The former wife of Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk said she wanted her voice to be heard.

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Ms Danczuk, who served as a councillor in Rochdale for three years, told the BBC:

I want to get back into politics, and I've been thinking this past week, actually, I would love to be an MP.

I genuinely would and I just hope I can get the support out there to enable that, because I think my voice is important. Mixed views should be taken into account.

– Karen Danczuk

The would-be MP, who waived her right to anonymity when her older brother Michael Burke was found guilty of raping her, also said that having sex education earlier in life could have helped her avoid being abused.