It’s a question I’ve often asked myself but her ineffective initiatives and weak sound-bites have largely been so insignificant that most of us choose to ignore her.
Her Westminster life began to take off when she joined a group of largely other dodgy-looking boilers who were given the unlikely soubriquet of Blair’s Babes.
Some of my decidedly politically incorrect mates in the media called them Blair’s Brown Baggers, but let’s not go down that road.
It seems that Ms Blears chief occupation is to spend tax-payers time and money on initiatives that basically go nowhere. A prime example is the forum she launched in May 2007 grandly called ‘The Empowerment Action Plan: Making Empowerment A Reality In Every Community’.