Galloway to take on Labour in every UK seat except in Scotland
- This is looking interesting.
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Published: 2003/10/29 18:19:26 GMT
Galloway to take on Labour
Expelled Labour MP George Galloway has revealed he will
challenge Labour in every European seat in England and Wales
The member for Glasgow Kelvin has also said he will take the
party to court over his expulsion.
However, Mr Galloway has confirmed he will not be resigning
his own seat to create an early by-election.
He will announce his intentions at an anti-war rally in
London. The rebel MP intends to build a new political
movement based on the anti-war coalition to stand against
Labour in every European seat next June.
Mr Galloway said: "I am launching a unity coalition which
will seek to unite the left, the peace movement, the
anti-war cause, the Muslim community in Britain, progressive
people of all parties and none, to fight New Labour in the
European elections in June in England and Wales."
He said he would not stand on the same ticket in Scotland
but instead support Scottish Socialist Party candidates.
The latest round in his battle with Labour also includes
taking legal action on the basis that the party allegedly
broke its own rules when he was expelled last week.
"We are looking at the possibility of having the Labour
party's decision declared unlawful, not really for me
because the die is cast for me, but so that no other members
of parliament can be intimidated and dragooned by the threat
of that kind of expulsion," he said.
Mr Galloway denied he was running scared from his own voters
by not forcing a by-election and insisted his career in
politics was far from finished.
He was expelled from the Labour Party after its National
Constitutional Committee found him guilty of bringing the
party into disrepute over anti-war comments