George Galloway: I'm the only person who can win Stoke by-election for Labour

George Galloway claims Labour will lose its seat in Stoke, unless he stands for the party

George Galloway claims Labour can only win the Stoke seat if he stands

Monday, January 16, 2017

George Galloway claims that Labour won't be able to keep its seat in the Stoke-on-Trent by-election unless he stands for the party himself.

Labour MP Tristram Hunt resigned last week, in order to take a job as the director of London's Victoria and Albert Museum. This has triggered a by-election in Stoke.

Galloway was expelled from the Labour party in 2003, a move widely attributed to his opposition to the Iraq war. However he has demanded his friend Jeremy Corbyn rescind the expulsion and has previously told talkRADIO listeners that he would be willing to stand for Labour in Scotland.

Talking to a caller from Stoke on his latest show, Galloway said: "Labour’s stand on Brexit and on the issue of free movement, is as clear as mud.

“If Labour puts up a candidate who is as clear as mud on that overarching overwhelming issue, then they will lose.

“Frankly, the way I look at it now, unless the Labour party put me up in Stoke-on-Trent as the Labour candidate, they’re going to lose the seat."

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