A Labour councillor best known for her penchant for posting revealing selfies on Twitter is standing down from politics, but will continue, it appears, teasing her loyal legion of social media admirers with racy tweets.
Karen Danczuk, who was elected as a Kingsway councillor in 2011, will stand down at the next election in May.
Front page of the midweek Observer... pic.twitter.com/sSLlimXUH0— Rochdale Observer (@RochdaleNews) January 20, 2015
But on Tuesday, a day after it was reported The Sun had dropped the use of pictures of topless women on page 3, Danczuk teased her 35,000 twitter followers by asking: “Will I be one of the last to grace The Sun’s Page 3 you say?? What do you think – Yes or no?”
Will I be one of the last to grace @TheSunNewspaper page 3 you say?? What do you think - Yes or No? KD— Cllr Karen Danczuk (@KarenDanczuk) January 20, 2015
The tweet was met with a flood of "yes" votes, with one boldly speculating: "Of course, tis why you're leaving politics as I reckon you had that offer."
Danczuk, who in December branched out into selling signed and scented pictures of her cleavage on eBay for £10, has enjoyed good relations with the newspaper, posing at Christmas as a sexy elf and “saucy” santa for a photoshoot and attending a Sun party.
But the 31-year-old, dubbed one of “the sexiest woman in politics”, stopped short of confirming whether she intended to grace the third page of the newspaper – which has so far refused to comment on reports it has axed topless models.
When asked if she would consider appearing on Page 3, Danczuk told Huffington Post UK: “No! Speculation is a crazy thing lol.”
@SaraCNelson No and no! Speculation is a crazy thing lol. KD— Cllr Karen Danczuk (@KarenDanczuk) January 20, 2015
Commenting on her plans for the future, she said: “Currently weighing up options so can’t say for sure yet. Something different though!”
@SaraCNelson Dedinetly standing down as of May 2015. Currently weighing up options so can't say for sure yet. Something different though! KD— Cllr Karen Danczuk (@KarenDanczuk) January 20, 2015
The Mirror reports the mother-of-two is hoping to become involved in reality TV, hinting at an appearance on I’m A Celebrity.
Danczuk, who is married to Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk, 16 years her senior, told Rochdale online: “Over the last year I’ve been running a business, bringing up two children, taking on board other projects and being a ward councillor. There’s only so many hours in the day and I can no longer dedicate the time required to best meet the needs of my constituents.”
Simon Danczuk has been leading calls for a wider public inquiry into alleged child abuse by a paedophile ring in Westminster.