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Published on February 5th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

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Christopher Eccleston - politician?Manchester local paper the Salford Star ran a poll in November to find a popular alternative to disgraced expenses scandal MP Hazel Blears – and former Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston has romped home!

Feeling seems to be strong in the Manchester constituency – The Hazel Must Go Campaign is proposing alternatives to stand against the former Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in the wake of scandal surrounding her quite excessive expenses claims.

Speaking about his “victory” in the poll, Eccleston said:

“I’ve done Hillsborough…I’ve done Our Friends In The North…stuff that to a certain extent has a political content and that comes directly from Salford…even down to the Doctor, who was traditionally an aristocratic authority figure, sound like someone from Salford.”

Interestingly, the former Ninth Doctor refused to rule out standing against Hazel Blears in the forthcoming General Election


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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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