George Galloway Tweets 'Blackburn Triumph', Not Bradford Following Dramatic By-Election Victory

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George Galloway, the newly elected Respect MP for Bradford West
George Galloway, the newly elected Respect MP for Bradford West

George Galloway has gained 6,000 new Twitter fans following his dramatic by-election victory late on Thursday night.

Unfortunately for the Respect MP, he welcomed his new followers on Saturday by claiming he was "shattered but happy after the Blackburn triumph".

Galloway was elected MP for Bradford, not Blackburn.


George Galloway
Welcome to the 6000 new followers. I will try to live up to your expectations. Shattered but happy after the Blackburn triumph.

The politician, known as Gorgeous George, quickly followed up with a tweet reaffirming his freshly made Yorkshire ties:


George Galloway
Bradford is home for me now

This was then followed an hour later with a cryptic text that seemed to suggest Galloway's Twitter account had been hacked:


George Galloway
Nice try. Password now changed

The twittersphere jumped on the mistake, with many asking Galloway if he was now presiding over a "Blackburn Spring".

Galloway secured a dramatic victory in the Bradford West by-election, securing 10,000 votes more than his Labour rival.

On Friday, the politician had eggs thrown at him by 26-year-old Thomas Johnson, who called Galloway a "parasite".

Watch George Galloway's most memorable moments here.

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