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Galloway campaign is in full swing

Issue No. 1947

George Galloway meeting parents outside Columbia Road school in Bethnal Green	 (Pic: Guy Smallman)

George Galloway meeting parents outside Columbia Road school in Bethnal Green (Pic: Guy Smallman)


George Galloway’s challenge to New Labour in Bethnal Green & Bow in east London has got off to a tremendous start. George told Socialist Worker, “My campaign has been fantastically busy and very successful over the last week.

“A measure of the success has been the declarations and mudslinging from Labour candidate Oona King’s side that people may have seen in the papers. They are people on the edge of a political breakdown, because they know there is a big political swing against them in the constituency.

“I have been to school gates, underground stations, addressing public meetings, debating with other candidates on BBC Radio London, and meeting people.

“I have received a fantastic reception. It has been very good from all communities — black, white and Asian.

“But we need more workers, more people knocking on doors, more people coming to Tower Hamlets.

“We need to create a micro-climate in the area, and that can only be done by people coming to Tower Hamlets. I appeal to people to come to the Respect HQ in Tower Hamlets.”

To get involved in the campaign phone 020 8980 3507 or go to the Respect office at 207/208 Coborn House, 3 Coborn Road, London E3 (Mile End tube)


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Sat 16 Apr 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1947
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