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George Galloway warned Sir Keir Starmer has “woken up to his worst nightmare” after his victory within the Rochdale by-election.

The left-wing firebrand, who centered his marketing campaign on Palestine, stated his Workers Party of Britain will stand candidates in dozens of Labour-held seats on the subsequent normal election and can “either defeat them ourselves or cause their defeat”.

Asked if his celebration might replicate his win in different constituencies, the ex-Labour MP advised GB News: “Yes especially in this region, I don’t know what will happen elsewhere in the country, but I have now received deputations from Bolton, Oldham, Blackburn, Bury and Tameside, and that’s just the deputations I’ve received.

“We’ve received 59 parliamentary candidates able to go, we’ll stand in subsequently three rating Labour seats and both defeat them ourselves or trigger their defeat.

“And there will be independents, not Workers Party, but independents that we are ready to support who will stand up and down the country and I know of many already in the field who will now be energised by the result here tonight.

“I believe Keir Starmer’s woken up this morning to his worst nightmare.”

Rochdale by-election LIVE: Galloway crushes Labour before hecklers spark chaos in speech

Mr Galloway, who has been a fierce critic of the Labour leader’s stance on the Gaza conflict, won the Rochdale by-election with 40% of the vote.

The contest in the Greater Manchester seat has been mired in chaos and controversy.

Labour ditched its candidate, Azhar Ali, following an antisemitism row but he was still listed for the party on the ballot paper as the deadline had passed.

A Labour spokesperson said: “We deeply remorse that the Labour celebration was unable to discipline a candidate on this by-election and apologise to the individuals of Rochdale. George Galloway solely gained as a result of Labour didn’t stand.

“Rochdale deserved the chance to vote for an MP that would bring communities together and deliver for working people. George Galloway is only interested in stoking fear and division. As an MP he will be a damaging force in our communities and public life.

“The Labour celebration will rapidly start the method to pick out a brand new Labour candidate for the final election, and shall be campaigning exhausting to ship the illustration and contemporary begin that Rochdale deserves.”