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George Galloway (born 16 August 1954) is a British politician. He used to be in the Labour Party; he is now in the Respect Party.

Early life

Galloway was born and raised in Dundee, Scotland. He joined the Labour Party Young Socialists when he was 13 years old.


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 made to leave the Labour Party in 2003. He has been a member of Respect since 2004. He was MP for Bethnal Green and Bow from 2005-2010. Since 29 March 2012 he has been the Respect Party MP for Bradford West.

Galloway was a housemate in the 2006 series of Celebrity Big Brother.

Personal life

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.[1] Their son was born in 2014.


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