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George Galloway

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George Galloway is a Scottish politician, author, journalist and broadcaster who was a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1987 to 2010. He was formerly an MP for the Labour Party, first for Glasgow Hillhead and later for Glasgow Kelvin, before his expulsion from the party in October 2003, the same year that he came to public attention for his opposition to the Iraq War. He subsequently became a founding member of the left-wing Respect Party.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1954 Birth Galloway was born on 16 August 1954 in Dundee Maternity Hospital; the eldest of three, he has a younger brother and sister, Graham and Colette. … Read More

TWENTIES

1975 20 Years Old Galloway became Vice-Chairman of the Labour Party in the City of Dundee and a member of the Scottish Executive Committee in 1975.
On 5 May 1977, he contested his first election campaign in the Scottish district elections, but failed to hold the safe Labour Gillburn ward in Dundee. … Read More
1979 - 1980 2 More Events
1981 26 Years Old In 1981, Galloway wrote an article for Scottish Marxist supporting Communist Party affiliation with the Labour Party, apparently suggesting it as a strategy against the entryist infiltration of the party by the Trotskyist Militant group. (He was later opposed to the expulsion of members of Militant.) In response, Denis Healey, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, tried and failed to remove Galloway from the list of Prospective Parliamentary Candidates. … Read More
1983 28 Years Old 1 More Event
From November 1983 to 1987, Galloway was the General Secretary of War on Want, a British charity campaigning against poverty worldwide.

THIRTIES

1985 - 1986 2 More Events
1987 32 Years Old 1 More Event
In the 1987 general election, Galloway was elected the MP for Glasgow Hillhead in a Labour Party gain from the Social Democratic Party defeating Roy Jenkins with a majority of 3,251. … Read More
1988 - 1989 2 More Events
1992 37 Years Old The leadership election of the Labour Party in 1992 saw Galloway voting for the eventual winners, John Smith for Leader and Margaret Beckett as Deputy Leader.
1994 39 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1994, after Smith's death, Galloway declined to cast a vote in the leadership election (one of only three MPs to do so). … Read More

FORTIES

1996 - 2000 3 More Events
He was unchallenged for the nomination for the 2001 election. … Read More
2002 47 Years Old 1 More Event
In a House of Commons debate on 6 March 2002, Foreign Office Minister Ben Bradshaw said Galloway was "not just an apologist, but a mouthpiece, for the Iraqi regime over many years."
He said in a 28 March 2003 interview with Abu Dhabi TV that Tony Blair and George W. Bush had "lied to the British Air Force and Navy, when they said the battle of Iraq would be very quick and easy. … Read More
He became a member of the Respect Party in 2004 (eventually its leader), and was elected as the MP for Bethnal Green and Bow at the general election the following year. … Read More

FIFTIES

Galloway testified to the United States Senate in 2005 over alleged illicit payments from the United Nations' Oil for Food Program. … Read More
2006 - 2007 5 More Events
…  Galloway headed the post-split Respect (London-wide) top-up list for the London Assembly election, 2008 but was not selected. … Read More
On 14 February 2009, Galloway and hundreds of volunteers launched the convoy comprising approximately 120 vehicles intended for use in the Strip, including a fire engine donated by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU), 12 ambulances, a boat and trucks full of medicines, tools, clothes, blankets and gifts for children. … Read More
2010 - 2011 2 More Events
After the resignation of sitting Labour MP Marsha Singh due to ill health, Galloway returned to Parliament at the March 2012 Bradford West by-election in an unexpected landslide result, with Galloway calling it "the most sensational victory in British political history." … Read More
On 20 February 2013, Galloway walked out of a publicised debate when he found out that his opponent had Israeli citizenship. … Read More
In an overview of broadcasting organisations Galloway works for, Tom Rogan in the National Review in April 2014 described him as being "a Western puppet for tyranny’s propagandists".

LATE ADULTHOOD

In the register of members' financial interests published at the end of January 2015, Galloway disclosed that he had earned £293,450 from his television broadcasting work in the previous year and had received almost £70,000 for travelling expenses and hotel stays. … Read More
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