George Galloway Wants To Be Mayor Of London

James Drury
By James Drury Last edited 36 months ago
George Galloway Wants To Be Mayor Of London

George Galloway has announced his intention to stand for London Mayor. Photo by sinister dexter from the Londonist Flickr pool.

In what could be the greatest piece of wishful thinking since George Galloway thought he could win Celebrity Big Brother, George Galloway has announced he plans to stand for London Mayor.

Having lost his Bradford West seat in the commons at the last election, he announced in a Tweet — featuring his son:

Galloway was a Labour MP from 1997-2003, when he was expelled from the party. He was MP for Bethnal Green and Bow from 2005-2010 when he was ousted by current incumbent, Labour's Rushanara Ali.

The election will take place in May next year, when Boris Johnson stands down. Ladbrokes has Galloway at 33/1 — the same likelihood as Boris Johnson getting back in — that's a man who's not even standing.

We're just going to leave this here. Warning: it may make you do some sick in your mouth.

Last Updated 28 May 2015