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New Bradford West MP Galloway hails election win... in Blackburn

A Twitter error from the controversial anti-war campaigner whose stunning electoral success has not been universally welcomed.

THE NEWLY-ELECTED MP for Bradford West George Galloway took to Twitter this morning to celebrate his election success but mistakenly referred to the city of Blackburn in one of his tweets instead of Bradford.

The controversial anti-war campaigner, whose electoral success was one of the biggest surprises in British political history, said on Twitter this morning that he was “shattered but happy after the Blackburn triumph”:

The tweet remained online some three hours later as Galloway quickly sought to clarify that “Bradford is home for me now” before rather cryptically tweeted: “Nice try. Password now changed”.

Galloway received plenty of criticism on Twitter with his penchant for changing constituencies and previously having no affiliation with Bradford not going unnoticed.

Originally a Labour MP for Glasgow, Galloway later switched to Bethnal Green and Bow in London to run for the Respect Party.

At the 2010 general election he ran for Poplar and Limehouse in north London on the Respect Party platform. While last year, he contested the Scottish parliamentary elections in Glasgow unsuccessfully.

As he toasted his election win on an open-top bus in Bradford yesterday, Galloway was egged by one protester who told those who tried to stop him: “We don’t want him here”:

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Read: Anti-war campaigner Galloway claims by-election win in ‘Bradford Spring’

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