And Mrs Blears
said as she publishes a White Paper on local government reform that so-called "city regions", rather than just individual boroughs, could have their own mayor voted for by the public.
, 57, elected in 1997, was later caught up in the MPs' expenses scandal but rebuilt her reputation working on the Intelligence and Security Committee.
One might similarly ask Ms Blears
, why wasn't the Prime Minister at Downing Street within hours of the beginning of the riots?
said neither she nor any other election candidate was in a position to vet all the individuals who volunteer to help during a campaign.
E x -C o m m u n i t i e s Secretary Mrs Blears
, who quit the Government over the expenses scandal last year, said: "I can see myself pulling pints.
was doing her best to ignore a stalker - Panorama reporter Emeka Onono - but she still managed to be annoying (she didn't talk much, but did plenty of humming).
announced he would be stepping down as senior partner in July, to be replaced by Birmingham Post columnist and head of the energy team Andrew Whitehead.
According to The Independent, the windscreen of the Citroen Xsara Picasso was smashed and all four tyres slashed while Blears
knocked on doors in Weaste, Greater Manchester, police said.
Ms Greenwood, an administrator for the department for children, schools and families (DCSF), was furious after Ms Blears
- accused of dodging capital gains tax - waved around a cheque for pounds 13,000 that she announced she was repaying.
said: ''The absolute priority for me now is to be a bread and butter champion for the people of Salford, to go out there and campaign for Labour.
Now we have the hideous sight of Blears
bleating she didn't mean it.
quit cabinet after a showdown with the Prime Minister, who had singled her out for criticism over her expenses.
apologised yesterday for the timing of her Cabinet walkout as she faced a battle to hang on to her seat.
In her first interview since her dramatic departure, Ms Blears
tried to defuse anger by insisting the move was not part of a plot to oust Gordon Brown.
According to reports, the email states: "We are writing now because we believe that in the current political circumstances you can best serve the interests of the Labour Party by stepping down as Prime Minister." Brown was accused of losing command of his Cabinet after Communities Secretary Hazel Blears