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Beaten George Galloway to legally contest Batley and Spen by-election result

Beaten by-election candidate George Galloway is to legally contest the result of the Batley and Spen poll.

Mr Galloway – a former Labour and Respect MP – came third in the election.

He polled 21.8 per cent of the vote.


Labour squeezed home with a majority of 323.

After the declaration Mr Galloway said he had “multiple grounds” to overturn the poll.

He said: “The whole election campaign was dominated by lazy and false tropes about our campaign, about the thousands of people that voted for us, about their motives for doing so, in a way which defamed them as much as it defamed me.

“So, on multiple grounds we will apply to the courts for this election result to be set aside.”




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