Saturday, 31 March 2012
The Bradford West By -Election & George Galloway MP.
For some historical reason or another Political elections in the UK are (for as long as I can remember ) held on a Thursday. Heaven alone knows why, & hopefully someone out there who takes the time to read my rantings will tell me why.
Anyway. Last Thursday there was a 'By-Election' in Bradford West seat. The seat of Bradford West is in Yorkshire. The seat was viewed as a 'safe' Labour seat prior to the election however.....
The Labour Party lost the seat...& how!!! Wow! They lost it to the 'Respect Party'. The 'Respect Party was formed in 1994, it is a left wing party that states that it opposes war, privatisation and unemployment. It is opposes the Fascist right wing English Defence League & stands on a platform of democracy, peace & justice.
One the main figures in the party is the ex Labour member of Parliament George Galloway. He is a larger than life fella with firm Socialist beliefs. A Scot, he calls a 'spade a spade' and I have to admit, I like the guy.
He stood as 'Respect' candidate in Bradford West & won! he beat the Labour candidate by 10,000 votes! Th Tories came third with the (now totally discredited) Liberal-Democrats actually losing their deposit!
He has gone on record as saying that the election heralded "A Bradford Spring". Now,I don't know about that, but I warmly welcome the return of George Galloway to the House of Commons.