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  UK Parliament - Bradford West - By-Election
RACE DETAILS
Parents > United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire & The Humber > Yorkshire & the Humber > Bradford West
OfficeParliament
Type General Election
Filing Deadline March 14, 2012 - 06:00pm
Polls Open March 29, 2012 - 01:00am
Polls Close March 29, 2012 - 04:00pm
Term Start March 30, 2012 - 12:00pm
Term End May 07, 2015 - 12:00pm
ContributorPicimpalious
Last ModifiedRBH March 29, 2012 09:07pm
Data Sources[Link]
Description Hope will use the ballot paper description "Monster Raving Loony William Hill Party" as part of a sponsorship deal.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyLabour Won05/06/2010
NameMarsha Singh Votes18,401 (45.35%)
Term05/17/2010 - 03/02/2012 Margin5,763 (+14.20%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
MAP
KEY RACE? 10.0000000000 Average
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
03/08/2012 03/29/2012
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Imran Hussain 1 3 1 4
Leaning Call: Imran Hussain (100.00%)
Weighted Call: Imran Hussain (100.00%)

CANDIDATES
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Name MP George Galloway City Councilor Imran Hussain Jackie Whiteley Jeanette Sunderland Sonja McNally Dawud Islam Neil Craig
PartyRespect Labour Conservative Liberal Democrat UK Independence Green Democratic Nationalist
Website
Uncertified Votes18,341 (55.89%) 8,201 (24.99%) 2,746 (8.37%) 1,505 (4.59%) 1,085 (3.31%) 481 (1.47%) 344 (1.05%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -10,140 (-30.90%) -15,595 (-47.53%) -16,836 (-51.31%) -17,256 (-52.59%) -17,860 (-54.43%) -17,997 (-54.85%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
MATCHUP POLLS (0 from 0 pollsters)
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
I TX_Socialist
R Hikikomori Blitzkrieg!
Laf-W Craverguy
MORE CANDIDATES
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Name Party Leader Alan "Howling Laud" Hope  
PartyOfficial Monster Raving Loony  
Website  
Uncertified Votes111 (0.34%)  
Margin-18,230 (-55.56%)  
Predict Avg.0.00%  
Cash On Hand $--  
MATCHUP POLLS (0 from 0 pollsters)
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
J Dr. Cynic
D Andy
 

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Mar 29, 2012 09:30pm News 'We have won the most sensational victory': George Galloway secures shock victory in Bradford West by-election  Article Craverguy 
Mar 06, 2012 05:00pm News Former MP George Galloway to stand in Bradford West  Article Picimpalious 

DISCUSSION
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LAB:1731L'illusionniste ( 561.8354 points)
Fri, March 30, 2012 02:54:02 PM UTC0:00
Craverguy: Apparently, he made a big issue of clan-based nepotism in local politics, implying that Hussain got his job on the City Council and the nomination for this seat on the basis of it. It seems to have resonated with the electorate (presumably, those members of it who aren't in the right clan).

Galloway and his friends have a long record of complaining about that sort of thing while engaging in it themselves.

 
LAB:1731L'illusionniste ( 561.8354 points)
Fri, March 30, 2012 02:55:01 PM UTC0:00
Ralphie: How. The. ****...the swings here don't make a lick of sense. Based on the size of Galloway's take he must have gotten substantial votes from the Conservatives, even.

A lot of the Tory vote last time will have been Asian, of course. But there has been speculation that some white suburban Tories voted for him for the purpose of trolling.

 
IND:1196Monsieur ( 5890.8623 points)
Fri, March 30, 2012 07:10:15 PM UTC0:00
Not a bad idea. If you have no hope of winning the seat yourself, might as well embarrass the main opposition party.

 
Laf-W:2005Craverguy ( 773.7696 points)
Sat, March 31, 2012 03:17:27 AM UTC0:00
Gotta love the Torygraph. Here's a column crediting Galloway with Norm Coleman's 2008 defeat and, therefore, the passage of Obamacare: [Link]

I like Galloway, and even I think that's completely ridiculous.

 
RC:6380Zeus the Moose ( 645.5382 points)
Tue, April 10, 2012 09:11:45 AM UTC0:00
Hm, looking at his previous election totals, this election is the most votes Galloway has ever received in an election.