ENG: George Galloway (born 16 August 1954) is a British Respect Party politician, author, journalist, and broadcaster, and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bradford West. He was previously an MP for the Labour Party, for Glasgow Hillhead and then its successor constituency Glasgow Kelvin from 1987 until his expulsion from the party in October 2003, the same year that he came to national attention for his opposition to the Iraq War. He subsequently became a founding member of the left-wing Respect Party, and was elected as the MP for Bethnal Green and Bow in 2005. In 2010, Galloway unsuccessfully contested the seat of Poplar and Limehouse, and in 2011 he unsuccessfully contested the Glasgow list for the Scottish Parliament, before being elected as an MP in the Bradford West by-election, ...
... his daughter...and his last wife had a baby four months ago
After his sensational by-election victory of last week, he might have been expected to pause for breath.
Instead, three-times-married ‘Gorgeous George’ Galloway flew to Amsterdam and took a fourth bride – a woman 30 years his junior.
The ceremony, in a hotel, happened less than 48 hours after the MP took the Labour stronghold of Bradford West with an astonishing 10,000-plus majority for his Respect party.
And it was a mere four months since his third wife had given birth to a son – their ...
George Galloway’s hailing of his by-election victory as a “Bradford spring” shows the deaf ear to irony we have come to expect from one who once called Syria’s Bashar al-Assad “a breath of fresh air”. Even former allies have long enjoyed pricking the new MP’s pomposity.
Notebook turned to Chris Mullin’s diaries for his account of a parliamentary visit to Vietnam in 1995, when he and Mr Galloway were both leftwing Labour MPs. Mr Galloway clearly struggled with a reformist country that was opening its economy to the private sector. The head of ...
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... to every by-election since 1979?
Bradford West 2012 was a huge victory, but bigger than Bermondsey 1983 or Christchurch 1993? Get the full list of results since 1979
George Galloway's victory in the Bradford West by-election is the latest in a long-line of by-election upsets.
By-elections - votes scheduled between regular elections - are taken by the media as the mid-term popularity indicators, which often ignores the local decisions behind a vote and the smaller turnouts that often take place.
By Simon Rogers and John Burn-Murdoch
Bradford West by-election results: George ...
CURTAINS UP FOR THE ODEON
Bradford city council must seize the unprecedented offer which will secure the future of the Odeon building and the adjoining former police station.Bradford West MP George Galloway welcomed the news that the Homes and Communities Agency, which owns the Bradford Odeon and the old police station, has announced that it is willing to sell both properties to the council for a pound each and also provide £3.5 million to the council for their preservation and restoration.Galloway said: "A year ago I made the saving of the Odeon a central plank of my by-election campaign, which saw me win by a landslide. The people of Bradford West expressed at the ballot box the overwhelming feeling of the city as a whole – that the Odeon needed to be saved from demolition and restored to productive use as an icon of Bradford’s past and future."At the time the building was shrouded in plastic and its future looked hopeless. "The curtains had come down on the Odeon as far as the authorities were conc
Galloway moves to stop Thatcher parliamentary suspension
BRADFORD WEST MP George Galloway will call 'object' on Monday evening in parliament to a government motion cancelling Wednesday's business in the House, including Prime Minister's Questions. The government is intent on clearing business so that ministers and guests can attend Margaret Thatcher's funeral. By George calling object it will prevent the 'Sittings of the House Motion' by the Leader of the House being put to MPs. The government will then either have to withdraw the motion, which would mean a full session on Wednesday, the date of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral, or it will have to set aside parliamentary time for the motion to be fully debated on Tuesday. Galloway said: "It really is imperative that the prime minister is questioned, among other things, about his decision to impose a quite unnecessary and expensive early return of parliament which was simply a hideous outpouring of right-wing eulogies and rants doused in crocodile tears. I'm glad to see, tha
Car insurance, health care and infant mortality in Bradford
Car insurance postcode discrimination That this House notes that car insurance rates can differ by more than ten times between people insuring from different postcodes; further notes that these extraordinary disparities in insurance charges can take place even between neighbouring postcodes; further notes these disparities are discriminatory against people on low incomes and particularly people from particular ethnic minorities who are concentrated in particular postcodes; calls on the government to outlaw postcode discrimination and oblige insurers to insure on the basis of the individual not the area as a matter of urgency; and calls on the government to legislate if necessary to ensure insurers are provided with information about individuals applying for car insurance that is relevant to make an insurance assessment but in line with respecting the individual’s right to privacy Infant mortality in Bradford That this House views with the deepest concern infant mortality ra
Galloway comments on Mail on Sunday story
The Bradford West MP George Galloway today described a news story in the Mail on Sunday as, "being almost totally bereft of truth, potentially actionable and clearly motivated by malice against me. I am writing to the Metropolitan police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe today to ask, among other matters, what guidance his force gave the newspaper and whether the publication of the story potentially compromises a live investigation." Galloway pointed out that his parliamentary computer had not been "seized" as the newspaper alleged and, indeed, he had insisted that it was handed in to the Met police, investigating what he described as a 'dirty tricks' operation against him orchestrated by a member of his staff, Aisha Ali Khan, and a senior detective in the Met's anti-terrorism branch SO15, Afiz Khan. Both Khans have been arrested and are presently on bail on suspicion of data protection offences and also, in his case, of abusing his position as a police officer. "I have started an ac