Op-ed; George Galloway was once a Labour man. He was expelled from the party in 2003. He has since stood against the Labour party on more than one occasion and before Theresa May announced there would be a snap election June 8 Mr Galloway declared his intention to stand in the Gorton by-election.
The Gorton seat was held by Labour MP Gerald Kauffman who sadly died earlier in 2017. Mr Galloway could have selected other seats to contest but opted for political opportunism directly opposing the Labour Party.
Mike Coulson living in Yorkshire has shared his thoughts on the Gorton election;
"The only election I have been active in was in New South Wales when our candidate was secretary of my local branch (I was treasurer).
We were one of the two most marginal seats, and it was close enough for a recount.
Then when it came to the federal election our candidate stood down in favour of someone who hadn't been a member for 12 months as the rules required but had opposed him in state election.
We could have had a Labor government in New South Wales if that ***** hadn't split the vote!
I hope George Galloway won't do the same in Gorton!"
We say "Don't let Galloway split the Gorton vote just #VoteLabour."
Jennie Formby: Labour's new general secretary