Archive for April, 2010

Hazel’s husband gets £80,000 expenses from local hospital

SHOCKER! It appears ‘jumping on the gravy train’ whilst the world is burning behind you runs in the family…

If Hazel Blears’ behaviour last year over her parliamentary expenses was “totally unacceptable” (in the words of the Prime Minister) then this latest scandal will blow your hospital gown off. The Salford Star has today discovered a rather disturbing truth about her solicitor husband, Michael Halsall.

In 2007 he joined the board of the hospital trust which runs Salford Royal as a non-executive director, one of eight “voluntary positions”. The hospital re-recruits members of the public every three years and often places adverts in local newspapers for the role. Each member receives over £13,000 a year in so called “expenses” – amounting to nearly £80k during his time on the board.

Interestingly Mr Halsall has apparently “nothing to declare” as a possible conflict of interest in the board’s Register of Interests which indicates unlike his wife he is not a member of the Labour Party, less the key fact that at the time Blears was a senior government minister and was able to benefit from her parliamentary expenses. Halsall has also failed to declare he is an employee of another local authority – Stockport.

This is the same board of directors Hazel Blears claims is responsible for taking a “local decision” by closing Salford’s only maternity ward and which has just announced at least 750 job losses. The local NHS trust (in bed with central government – literally!) have enforced cuts, closures, redundancies, PFI schemes and the controversial foundation status.

Is it any wonder the hospital is in trouble when the people who run it have been dipping in the till?!

In depth report at:

http://www.salfordstar.com/article.asp?id=533

Advertisements

April 12, 2010 at 12:10 pm 3 comments

VOTE David Henry – “Hazel Must Go!”

On the day Gordon Brown officially declared the General Election will take place on May 6th, our candidate (David Henry) for the newly created constituency of Salford and Eccles launches his campaign blog.

David will be standing with electoral support from the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (T.U.S.C) under the banner of “Hazel Must Go” – the socialist alternative to the Blairite, war-warmongering, bank-bailing New Labour candidate Hazel Blears.

Keep reading both this site as well as David’s blog for all the latest news and articles as we support him on the campaign trail…

http://davidhenryppc.wordpress.com

April 6, 2010 at 10:30 am Leave a comment


The Campaign

Visit this group Sign the online petition.

Join the facebook group.

Join the campaign, email blearsmustgo@gmail.com.

Take a look at Hazel Blear's Expenses Record.

Write to Hazel Blears.

RSS What’s Hazel Up To In Parliament?

  • Prisoners: Parental Rights — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (13 Dec 2017) December 13, 2017
    Kerry McCarthy: ...mental health problems, according to a 2008 study. Those children are less likely to do well at school and three times as likely to offend: 65% of boys with a convicted father will go on to be convicted. When Hazel Blears was a Home Office Minister we had conversations about work she was doing to try to identify boys, in particular, who we […]
  • Police Funding: London — [James Gray in the Chair] (25 Oct 2017) October 25, 2017
    Steve Pound: ...to my lips would not be admissible. One problem in my borough is that we simply do not know what is happening. We know that safer neighbourhood boards have gone. We know that all the work that David Blunkett and Hazel Blears did, which raised people’s confidence, has been jettisoned. We know that there may be something called “dedicated ward […]
  • Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Third Reading (15 Mar 2017) March 15, 2017
    Lord Mawson: ...the Olympic Park. I have been involved with the Olympic Park from the very beginning; I think this is year 18. We have been on a very long journey. Along with a colleague I wrote the document for Hazel Blears that eventually led to the setting up of the Olympic Park Legacy Company, which of course now is a corporation. So one has watched and […]
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Government Car Service (15 Sep 2016) September 15, 2016
    Ben Gummer: ...Service for official travel. My Rt Hon Friend also serves as the Party Chairman of the Conservative Party. Such arrangements are no different from the likes of Charles Clarke, Ian McCartney and Hazel Blears, all of whom held the posts of Minister Without Portfolio and Labour Party Chair under the last Labour Government. I would also observe th […]
  • Bill Presented: New Cancer Strategy (19 Nov 2015) November 19, 2015
    David Tredinnick: ...Therapies in Nursing and Midwifery, spoke about her experiences at the Marsden hospital. Chris Perrin, a registered general nurse who uses complementary therapies in his work, also spoke. In May that year, the then Member representing Salford, Hazel Blears, launched new national guidelines for the use of complementary therapies for long- […]
  • Opposition Day: 3rd Alloted day — A&E Services (24 Jun 2015) June 24, 2015
    Rebecca Long-Bailey: ...MPs who ensured the building of Media City, the new headquarters for the BBC and ITV, against resistance from a southern-based media that saw anything north of the Watford gap as a social and cultural backwater. I would like to pay tribute to my predecessor, Hazel Blears. Elected alongside a record number of women MPs in 1997, Hazel i […]
  • Business of the House (24, 25 and 26 March): Section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993 (24 Mar 2015) March 24, 2015
    ...Ali Graham Allen David Anderson Jonathan Ashworth William Bain Ed Balls Gordon Banks Kevin Barron Hugh Bayley Dame Anne Begg Hilary Benn Joe Benton Luciana Berger Clive Betts Roberta Blackman-Woods Hazel Blears Tom Blenkinsop Paul Blomfield Mr David Blunkett Mr Ben Bradshaw Kevin Brennan Lyn Brown Mr Nicholas Brown Russell Brown Chris Bryant Richard Burde […]
  • Amendment of the Law (23 Mar 2015) March 23, 2015
    Danny Alexander: ...Munn) and for Thirsk and Malton (Miss McIntosh), the right hon. Members for Holborn and St Pancras (Frank Dobson), for Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough (Mr Blunkett), for Salford and Eccles (Hazel Blears) and for Edinburgh South West (Mr Darling). I am sure the House will agree that in their different ways they have all made a signi […]
  • Amendment of the Law: 2. Income tax (charge and main rates) (23 Mar 2015) March 23, 2015
    ...Ashworth Ian Austin Adrian Bailey William Bain Ed Balls Gordon Banks Kevin Barron Hugh Bayley Margaret Beckett Dame Anne Begg Hilary Benn Joe Benton Luciana Berger Clive Betts Roberta Blackman-Woods Hazel Blears Tom Blenkinsop Paul Blomfield Mr David Blunkett Mr Ben Bradshaw Kevin Brennan Lyn Brown Mr Nicholas Brown Russell Brown Chris Bryant Karen Buck R […]
  • Amendment of the Law: 5. Corporation tax (charge for financial year 2016) (23 Mar 2015) March 23, 2015
    ...Ashworth Ian Austin Adrian Bailey William Bain Ed Balls Gordon Banks Kevin Barron Hugh Bayley Margaret Beckett Dame Anne Begg Hilary Benn Joe Benton Luciana Berger Clive Betts Roberta Blackman-Woods Hazel Blears Tom Blenkinsop Paul Blomfield Mr David Blunkett Mr Ben Bradshaw Kevin Brennan Lyn Brown Mr Nicholas Brown Russell Brown Chris Bryant Karen Buck R […]