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George Galloway

George Galloway was a Workers Party of Britain candidate in Batley and Spen constituency in the UK Parliamentary by-election. They received 8,264 votes.

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George Galloway's policies

Statement to voters

Like you, I know that Kirklees’ political class have let you down.

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Locally on issues like
education, crime, and health, nationally on issues such as Brexit, and globally on issues
like the Palestinian conflict.

As I may not get the opportunity to meet you before you vote, I wanted to take this
opportunity to introduce myself.

My name is George Galloway, I’m married with six children, and I’ve been an MP for the
best part of thirty years. You may have listened to me on your television or radio over the years.

I’m standing in this by-election to provide a voice for the voiceless, for you, to get Batley and Spen back on track. To send a message to the main parties that Batley and Spen will not be ignored any longer - the poor relation to Huddersfield in Kirklees Council.

To send a message to Sir Keir Starmer that he must go, to send a message to Boris
Johnson that we need more investment.

I’ve got a fifty-year track record, fighting for the oppressed all of my political life. If you’d be kind enough to lend me your support on July 1st, I will be the voice of Batley and Spen in Westminster, not the voice of Westminster in Batley and Spen.

I’m out and about every day knocking on doors in the community and hope to meet
you in the coming weeks. However, please contact me directly on 01924 682700 or email me on if you would like to speak to me about anything before you place your vote, or if I can help in any way.

If you elect me on 1st July, I’ll serve only one term - I won’t stand again - and promise to be accessible to you at all times by ensuring that you and all constituents have my personal mobile number. I say what I mean, and mean what I say. And I’ve got the experience to deliver for you.

With respect,
George Galloway

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About George Galloway


George Galloway is a British politician, broadcaster and writer serving as the leader of the Workers Party of Britain since 2019 and as the leader of All for Unity since 2020. He currently presents The Mother of All Talk Shows on Radio Sputnik and Sputnik on RT UK. Between 1987 and 2015, except for a period between 2010 and 2012, he was a Member of Parliament (MP) for four constituencies, first for the Labour Party and later the Respect Party, the latter of which he founded in 2004 and led from 2013 until its dissolution in 2016.

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George Galloway's Elections

Date Election Party Results
2021 Batley and Spen: UK Parliament elections Workers Party of Britain 8,264 votes (not elected)
2021 South Scotland: Scottish Parliament elections (Regions) All For Unity Vote count not available
2019 West Bromwich East: UK Parliament elections Independent 489 votes (not elected)
2017 Manchester, Gorton: 2017 General Election Independent 2,615 votes (not elected)
2016 London Assembly: London Assembly elections (Additional) The Respect Party Vote count not available
2016 Greater London Authority: Mayor of London The Respect Party Vote count not available
2015 Bradford West: UK Parliament elections The Respect Party 8,557 votes (not elected)
2010 Poplar and Limehouse: UK Parliament elections The Respect Party 8,160 votes (not elected)

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