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With George Galloway vowing to be Sir Keir Starmer’s “worst nightmare” after his Rochdale by-election win, former Tory cupboard minister Ann Widdecombe has refused to rule out an unbelievable basic election triumph for her outdated get together.

Mr Galloway used his victory speech to savage Sir Keir and Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, describing them as “two cheeks of the same backside”.

And Ms Widdecombe, extra just lately a Brexit Party MEP, mentioned neither of the key events might afford to relaxation on their laurels after a turbulent few days.

Speaking to GB News, the previous Maidstone MP recalled ex-Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson’s well-known comment when she mentioned: “A week is a very long time in politics.”

She continued: “And six months is an age. Anything is possible.

“I don’t say it’s probable that the Tories can come back. But anything is possible and that is why Prime Ministers who are facing a lot go later rather than sooner because they think well suddenly something might jump out of Pandora’s Box.”

Speaking of Sir Keir, Ms Widdecombe mentioned: “I wouldn’t take anything for granted. And actually, I don’t think he does.

“Because when you’re ahead in the polls, actually, I tell you this and I’ll tell you this from wrong experience, you actually get quite nervous.”

Ms Widdecombe additionally dominated emulating Mr Galloway by having one other crack at entering into Parliament.

She defined: “I’m 76 Now, supposing I won.

The idea that at 81 I could be putting the enthusiasm into constituency surgeries which is actually required if you’re to be a decent MP, I think is a little unlikely.”

Mr Galloway was elected with a majority of greater than 6,000, and can sit because the chief of the Workers Party of Britain.

Labour beforehand withdrew help for its personal candidate, Azhar Ali after he made remarks which the get together judged to be antisemitic for which he subsequently apologised.

Mr Galloway served as a Labour Party MP till 2003, earlier than sitting as an impartial after which serving as a Respect Party MP for 3 completely different constituencies between 2003 and 2015.

Speaking final night time he mentioned: “Keir Starmer and Rishi Sunak are two cheeks of the same backside and they both got well and truly spanked tonight here in Rochdale.”

A Labour spokesperson mentioned: “We deeply regret that the Labour party was unable to field a candidate in this by-election and apologise to the people of Rochdale. George Galloway only won because Labour did not stand.

“Rochdale deserved the possibility to vote for an MP that may deliver communities collectively and ship for working folks.

“George Galloway is simply taken with stoking worry and division. As an MP he will likely be a harmful pressure in our communities and public life.

“The Labour party will quickly begin the process to select a new Labour candidate for the general election, and will be campaigning hard to deliver the representation and fresh start that Rochdale deserves.”