At the time of Labour's deputy leadership election she reminisced to the Daily Mail:
I have not seen the film, but this interview suggests that this photograph from Britmovie shows a five-year-old Hazel Blears with the film's star Rita Tushingham.
"The director wanted a couple of street urchins in the film and saw me and my brother playing in the street, asked me mum if we could be in the film and, being the proud working-class woman that she is, she made absolutely sure we had our Sunday best clothes on and were all scrubbed up.
"So, if you ever see A Taste Of Honey, right at the beginning, then you'll see two of the best-dressed urchins that you're ever likely to see.
"You can see me in the opening credits. I'm wearing a tartan skirt and am bouncing a ball.
And then there's Stephen Pound in Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush...