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Naz Shah ‘roars’ to victory in Bradford West

Bradford – As the dust settles after one of the most fierce election battles witnessed in Bradford West, Bradford born Naz Shah is today the newly elected Member of Parliament for Bradford West. Defeating maverick politician George Galloway of the Respect Party by a colossal majority of 11,000 votes, Naz Shah’s victory was celebrated by the masses who followed the election campaign intensely ever since she was selected by the Labour Party hierarchy to battle Galloway a few months ago. Galloway’s dramatic downfall from winning only three years ago with…

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Galloway calls for Labour’s Bradford West candidate to be prosecuted

Bradford – George Galloway, the Respect candidate in Bradford West, has called on the Director of Public Prosecutions to charge his Labour opponent Naz Shah with perjury over evidence she gave in the trial of her mother for murder and the subsequent appeal. He has also referred her to the DPP over claims she made under Section 106 of the Representation of the People Act which concerns false representation. “A jury in the original trial where her mother was convicted on four counts – fraud, soliciting murder, attempted murder and…

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Respect Party accuse Labour opponent of “bending the truth”

Bradford – As the election fever gathers momentum at a time when prospective candidates aspire to dethrone their sitting parliamentary opponents, the Bradford West constituency is slowly simmering to boiling point as a toe to toe confrontation between maverick MP George Galloway and his [new] Labour opponent Naz Shah gathers pace. Naz (also known as Naseem) Shah’s selection was met with raised eyebrows by the Bradford public as well as the Labour Party controlling the city as many whispered of foul play after the suspicious and sudden withdrawal of the…

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Galloway wins prestigious Twitter award

Bradford – George Galloway is the MP most engaged with his constituents, according to thousands of people who voted for him in the annual Twitter parliamentary awards. The awards are run by the public relations firm Westminster PA, with an administrative panel which includes Channel 4’s Michael Crick, but are voted on by members of the public. George Galloway won the award for the backbencher ‘most engaged with his constituents’. “While of course I don’t take this altogether seriously,” said Galloway, “there is a serious point here about how best…

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“Recovery… What Recovery?”

Bradford – The recovery has not reached Bradford West. “Recovery, what recovery?” that was the reaction of Bradford West MP George Galloway when the February unemployment figures were published today. He continued: “The unemployment rate is a staggering 8%, almost double the national average, the sixth highest in the United Kingdom and last month it even went up. Thirty-four people have now left the register since then, but that doesn’t mean they are in jobs, because we know that hundreds of thousands are being removed from benefits under this ConDem…

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Senior Labour figure defects to Respect

Bradford – The well-known and immensely respected senior Bradford Labour figure Adrian Longthorn has defected to George Galloway’s Respect party. He will contest the May council elections for the party in the Clayton and Fairweather Green ward. “I’m hugely impressed and encouraged that Adrian has come over to us. He’s a man who has been close to the centre of Labour politics in Bradford for several decades and he will bring a wealth of experience and nous to Respect. I’m looking forward to working with him immensely,” said George Galloway….

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Galloway calls on Labour to release Blair ‘blood money’ list

Bradford – George Galloway has demanded that Labour make public the Blair ‘blood money’ list – those candidates and constituencies which have accepted £1000 from the former prime minister – and those which have rejected his donation. “We know that Tony Blair has offered £1000 to 106 constituencies and some we know have rejected donations from this blood-stained man, who took us into a war on false pretences in which up to a million people died,” the Bradford West MP said. “Labour must today publish the list of where this…

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Galloway calls for action on police cuts and rising crime

Bradford – “The thin blue line has become an anorexic one,” according to the head of the West Yorkshire Police Federation, said George Galloway “and the crime figures are being massaged. If that is indeed true – and the police should know! – then the Home Secretary needs to immediately answer these highly damaging, highly worrying accusations. “And she needs to put back the resources stripped from the force. It’s all very well lobbying for billions more for the security services over terrorism, but what about the people who, day…

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Bradford’s Wild Wild West…

On 21st of February 2015, just 75 days before the general elections, the Labour Party eventually managed to select the candidate for the Bradford West constituency to enter the contest. Ms Amina Ali, a councillor from Tower Hamlets, London has won the toss for this seat beating two local aspirants with a huge majority. Cllr Naveeda Ikram, the first female Muslim Lord Mayor of the city was tipped to secure the nomination followed by a rather newcomer to politics, Ms Naseem Shah. But surprisingly, both were unanimously rejected by the…

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Galloway demands action on MQM leader Hussain

George Galloway has once more demanded that the police and the British government take action against the leader of the extremist Pakistan party the MQM, who is now holed-up in London. The Bradford West MP has today written to the Home Secretary and to the Commissioner of the Metropolitan police over Altaf Hussain’s alleged involvement in an arson attack on a garment factory in Karachi. Two hundred and fifty-nine workers died in the fire in September 2012. A joint investigation team comprising Pakistan’s police and secret services submitted a report…

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