Salford and Eccles Labour MP Hazel Blears has announced she is to stand down at the next General Election.
In a statement she said she is stepping down after what will have been 18 years in the role with ‘a heavy heart’.
Mrs Blears said she wants to spend more time with her family, including her mum Dorothy, who has dementia, her dad Arthur, who is his wife’s main carer, and her husband Michael.
She informed her local constituency Labour Party of her decision at its monthly meeting this evening.
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