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.

Wednesday, 1st May 2019, 8:53 pm
Updated Thursday, 2nd May 2019, 12:38 am
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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.”

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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.

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