Galloway Persistently Breaking Electoral Law

George Galloway is on the campaign trail as a candidate now that Parliament has been dissolved – he is not an MP. Yet he persistently breaks electoral law by handing out leaflets which refer to him as an MP as well as failing to notify his website’s visitors that he is now no longer an elected representative.

Here is the latest Bradford West Life leaflet, currently being distributed by George Galloway for the election.

Note the line: “Monthly newsletter of George Galloway MP”

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Photos from the 5th and 6th of April.

 

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Quite clearly the leaflet refers to Galloway as an MP. That is despite this concise law on how members should refer to themselves during the Dissolution of Parliament. Furthermore photos taken on the 5th and 6th of April, which is cemented firmly in the short campaign, misrepresent Mr Galloway’s former MP status as current. This is a clear breach of electoral law.

1.2 During the period when Parliament is dissolved before a General Election there are no Members of Parliament. Consequently you may not use that title during this period. From 5pm on the day of dissolution until you are re-elected, the facilities that the House provides for Members in Westminster during a Parliament will not be available to you.

 

But as stated above, it’s not just on leaflets that Galloway has made an error. As we reported yesterday, the Bradford West candidate’s website also states that he remains an MP, which breaks protocol yet again.

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2.10 All Members’ websites must bear a clear disclaimer throughout the dissolution period which makes it clear that the website was established while you were a Member of Parliament and that you are, until re-elected, no longer a Member of Parliament. The disclaimer should read:

“This website was established while I was a Member of Parliament. As Parliament has been dissolved there are no Members of Parliament until after the election on XX XXX 2010″

 

These terms have not been adhered to by Galloway, and his failure to comply with basic rules may have given him an unfair advantage in Bradford West. We hope he changes his website and stops delivering misrepresentative leaflets at the earliest moment.

10 COMMENTS

  1. Note how Galloway has suitably tailored his image, language and general mannerisms impeccably, to whore himself out to the Islamic Trojan horse that is the Respect Party.
    Note; ‘Yorkshire Stone’ in the opening piece, a nuance to the Black Stone perhaps? and also the chequered patterned garment on his shoulder, very similar to the Keffiyeh, which is so commonly worn in the Islamic world.
    All these subtle clues tell me this chap the epitome of the power hungry shape shifting lizard shamelessly pulling out all the stops, in his lust for more influence.
    Not a surprise from a guy who was best pals with Saddam!
    How very strange,
    Meow.

    LOL

  2. George is not alone, our excuse for an MP up here in Durham only changed her website after a second e=mail challenge from myself.

    My e-mail stated :-‘Contrary to your statement, the website still states Roberta Blackman-woods MP, it still states ‘Labour Member of Parliament for City of Durham, it still gives her address as Roberta Blackman-woods MP.’

    This arrogant woman continued claiming to be an MP after dissolution for two days before the whole site was changed.

  3. He also threatened a local business with ‘consequences’ when they sent him a disrespectful tweet. He was talking like he was a mafia godfather. He’s a thug, pure and simple.

  4. Well, we all saw how he reacted when Bradford Brewery pointed out he wasn’t an MP. With overt threats. The man’s some kind of despotic loon.

  5. I see Galloway’s sheet states that Bradford will probably be the youngest City in Europe by 2020. Closely followed by several other towns and cities in Northern England, no doubt. How soon to 80 million and beyond?

  6. Why should Galloway care his supporters have already voted, the envelopes are filled I confidently predict Galloway will win with 100% of the votes on a 110% turnout.

    Vote early vote often you know it makes sense!

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