... 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 ...
... 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 ...