Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow
Party: Respect - the Unity Coalition
George Galloway says: On his proudest achievement in parliament since 2001: "Having been a leader of the anti-war movement which built the biggest demonstrations in British history; having been right about Iraq; having made enemies like Tony Blair, Rupert Murdoch and Conrad Black; having defeated the Daily Telegraph in court; and having helped build Respect - the Unity Coalition."
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Others say: "Suffers from shin kicking of leaders, over-the-toppism and pariah worship; glories in his ability to rub more people the wrong way faster than anyone else." (Andrew Roth, The Guardian)
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Constituency target information:
Bethnal Green and Bow is:
Labour target 14
Liberal Democrat target 185
Conservative target 204
Parliamentary participation statistics
Galloway's participation in Parliamentary activity fell to minimal levels after he was suspended and later expelled from the Labour Party. After speaking in a debate on Iraq on March 25, 2003 Galloway did not intervene in any way in Parliamentary debates or ask any oral questions for the remainder of the Parliament and his participation in House of Commons Divisions was among the lowest of any MP (the website "They Work For You.com" has more details).
Since being elected in 2005, his participation rate has remained low. At the end of 2005 he had participated in only 15% of votes in the House of Commons since the general election, placing him 634 out of 645 MPs - of the MPs below him in the rankings, one is the Prime Minister Tony Blair, five are Sinn Fein members who have an abstentionist policy towards taking their seats, three are the speaker and deputy speakers and therefore ineligible to vote, and two have died since the election. Galloway claims a record of unusual activity at a "grass roots" level. His own estimate is that he has made 1,100 public speeches between September 2001 and May 2005.
In November 2005 Galloway's commitment to Parliamentary activity was again called into question when he failed to attend the Report Stage of the Prevention of Terrorism Bill in the House of Commons, despite Respect having urged its members to put pressure on MPs to attend. It was subsequently confirmed that Galloway had been giving his one-man show in Cork, Ireland on the night (Galloway's spokesman asserted the performance was "uncancellable"). It initially appeared that the government won a vote by a majority of only one, and Galloway's attendance would have resulted in defeat for the government. Respect later put out a statment stating that it regreted the vote had been missed though claiming that they did not fully support the amendment. The statment further claimed that Galloway had cleared his diary for all the subsequent votes on the bill. Galloway did attend a subsequent debate on the Bill.
Last edited by Smiley; 20-01-2006 at 01:46 PM.
when i saw the title i thought you were discussing MY profile lol cos on this other forum everyone calls me MP
How come theres so many topics aboutt his guy anyway? is he "special" or something?
lol well, he's not the average 'dull' MP is he.. its always controversy with this guy.. Then again loadsa people have it in for him, so they're always out there Galloway bashing. He's always in the news.. and now that he's on BB, he's not gonna be short of headlines.. lol
I'm hooked up to teh Parliamentary network. GG sent an email round about teh fake sheikh. Everyone replied saying 'go and do some work' or 'from one imposter to another' and stuff. The man has no friends in parliament. and now he's having a go at Livingstone... my hero.
Stick to BB, GG.
Well after the wonderful work GG has done for viva palestine, his unstinting support of Palestine during the illegal invasion, this is one man we must make sure is in ,in the next election