Outspoken ex-MP George Galloway announces he will stand in Peterborough by-election
George Galloway has announced he will stand in the upcoming by-election in Peterborough.
The outspoken ex-Labour and Respect MP, who also starred on Celebrity Big Brother, made the announcement on Twitter shortly after it was confirmed a Recall Petition to remove sitting MP Fiona Onasanya had been successful.
Mr Galloway tweeted: “I intend to stand in the forthcoming parliamentary by-election in Peterborough. More follows...”
He later added: “If elected as the MP for #Peterborough my first priority will be to help secure the full implementation of the #Brexit decision made overwhelmingly by the people there in 2016. I believe I’m the best placed candidate to do so and the one who’d make the biggest impact in the House.”
Leave supporter Mr Galloway has not indicated if he is standing for a party or as an independent.
If he does stand he will be the eighth confirmed candidate for the by-election on June 6, although two other parties have also confirmed they intend to select candidates to fight the seat.