Salford and Eccles Labour MP Hazel Blears has announced she is to stand down at the next General Election.
She said it had been a privilege to serve the people of Salford for the last 18 years.
She spoke exclusively to Political Reporter Daniel Hewitt.
More top news
Most of George Osborne's constituents believe he must quit as an MP if he begins a new job as a newspaper editor, according to a poll
Bold plans are being unveiled to create a heritage railway along the disused route between Irlam and Timperley in Greater Manchester.
Rain on the way this week. Here's the latest forecast