In a surprise move George Galloway is seeking election to the London Assembly this May.
George Galloway is to run for the London Assembly in May’s elections as part of a “progressive list”. He promised the group would gather a “broad coalition” of left-wingers who would promote “Old Labour values”.
Mr Galloway, MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, has taken the decision amid splits within the anti-war Respect coalition. John Rees, the coalition’s general secretary, said he was sure the party would still “do very well without him”. Mr Galloway denied he had left Respect. [Via BBC News Online]
He denies leaving Respect yet isn’t running under their name? Sounds like Galloway is using the coming elections as a dry run for the creation of a new party. Still if he wins I’m sure at least one Labour MP will be sighing with relief having not relished the thought of facing him in a General Election…
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