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
Variable cloud and clear spells overnight. Pockets of mist and fog. Dry at first Friday but turning wet and windy later on
We're now just 48 hours away from one of the most eagerly anticipated fights of 2014, when Liverpool's Tony Bellew takes on Nathan Cleverly.
A group of people involved in a sham marriage scam in Blackburn have been sentenced to a total of 9 years in jail.