George Galloway (born 16 August 1954) is a British politician. He is a former member of the Labour Party, but was thrown out in October 2003; later he was in the Respect Party, until this group was wound up in 2016.
Early life[change | change source]
Career[change | change source]
In 1983 Galloway became General Secretary of the London charity War on Want. Galloway was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Glasgow Hillhead from 1987-1997 and Glasgow Kelvin from 1997-2005. In 1998, he started a political campaign called the Mariam Appeal. Galloway became the Vice-President of the Stop the War Coalition in 2001. Galloway was thrown out of the Labour Party in 2003 because of some of his actions. From 2004 to 2016, he was a leading figure in Respect. He was MP for Bethnal Green and Bow from 2005-2010. from 29 March 2012 to 8 May 2015 he was the Respect Party MP for Bradford West.
Galloway was a housemate in the 2006 series of Celebrity Big Brother.
Galloway stood in the 2016 London Mayoral election, but came seventh in the vote.
Personal life[change | change source]
In 1979, he married Elaine Fyffe; their daughter was born in 1983. The couple divorced in 1999. In 2000, he married Amineh Abu-Zayyad; she divorced him in 2009 for his unreasonable behaviour. He married Rima Husseini in 2007; their sons were born in 2007 and 2011. He married Putri Gayatri Pertiwi in 2012. Their son was born in 2014.