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Hazel Blears to step down as Salford and Eccles MP

Hazel Blears has announced that she is stepping down as MP for Salford and Eccles.

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Blears: A 'huge privilege' to represent the place I was born

In a statement about her decision to stand down, Hazel Blears said:

“It is a huge privilege to represent the place where I was born, brought up and have lived all my life, so I have taken this decision with a heavy heart.

“I have been driven throughout my time as MP by a desire to improve people’s lives and ensure that Salford gets its fair share of resources and investment.

“No one person has a magic wand with which to do this, but I have worked hard alongside some fantastic leaders, organisations and residents and I feel that together we have really made a difference. [...]

“I would like to thank everyone who has supported me over the years"

– Hazel Blears MP

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