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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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Naz Shah welcomes Labour pledge to take robust action on Islamophobia

Bradford – Bradford West Parliamentary candidate, Naz Shah has today welcomed the delivery of Labour’s BAME manifesto and its clear commitment to take more action to tackle islamophobia in our community. The manifesto, launched today, commits a Labour government to take robust action against hate crime, developing a cross-government strategy to coordinate and drive forward the work of different departments. It also pledges to make these crimes more visible, by ensuring hate crimes are clearly marked on the criminal records of perpetrators, and producing new guidance from the Sentencing Council…

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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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UKIP Bradford highlights concerns of Labour election spending

Bradford – Hope Not Hate (HnH), the trade union backed campaign group that often gets facts wrong, have announced that they will again be targeting UKIP in Bradford in forthcoming general and local elections on 7th May. As a ‘registered non-party campaigner’ HnH are entitled to print and distribute their literature but should ensure they contain facts and not attempt to mislead the public. However UKIP is concerned that Labour councillors, candidates and their associates, being the main distributors and organisers of HnH leaflets in Bradford are using this trade…

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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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Exclusive to Urban Echo – Bradford West Labour candidate Naz Shah reveals all

Dreams of my mother & dreams for my daughter. Last week I was selected to stand as the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Bradford West, where I was born and raised, and where I live and am raising my own family. In my first press interview, the reporter asked me what brought me into politics and referred to my own life story. Later on that evening on the journey back from London, my friend asked me how I felt. I responded I would know once I was in my mother’s arms….

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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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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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UKIP Chairman calls for the resignation of Bradford’s education chief

Speaking at UKIP’s Bradford election launch, Chairman Jason Smith called for Bradford’s education chief to resign due to his failing education policy and the continuing decline of Bradford’s education.  UKIP Bradford today released its own Bradford Education Review.  The UKIP report highlighted the below failures of Bradford’s education policy: Failed to establish a clear Pupil Premium strategy, failing the poorest and most vulnerable children in Bradford. More schools in the worst category needing support this year than last year. Failed to organise an effective committee to drive forward recommendation Failed…

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