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 Hillsboroughâ€¦I’ve done Our Friends In The Northâ€¦stuff that to a certain extent has a political content and that comes directly from Salfordâ€¦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