BBC QT: Labour MP blasts George Galloway’s ‘weird’ bid to oust Angela Rayner | Politics | News | EUROtoday

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A Labour frontbencher branded George Galloway’s pledge to oust Angela Rayner as “bizarre” throughout an look on BBC Question Time.

The left-wing firebrand, who returned to Parliament this week, declared that he’ll goal the deputy Labour chief’s seat on the subsequent common election.

But Nick Thomas-Symonds lashed out on the Workers Party of Britain chief because the panel present debated whether or not Labour needs to be anxious about his comeback.

The Labour MP mentioned: “It’s bizarre isn’t it because if that’s what his position is what he’s in effect saying is he wants the Conservative Government to continue which I think is just a bizarre position.

“We will not be regarding ourselves with as I say explicit assaults in that manner.

“Angela Rayner by the way, absolutely brilliant deputy leader and MP, will be campaigning in a positive strong way.”

Mr Galloway, a former Labour MP, returned to the House of Commons on Monday after successful the Rochdale by-election with a marketing campaign closely targeted on Gaza.

Speaking on his first day again, he vowed his social gathering would trigger havoc for Sir Keir Starmer on the subsequent election in fury at his failure to name for a right away ceasefire within the Israel-Hamas battle.

Mr Galloway singled out Ms Rayner’s Ashton-under-Lyne, the place she has a majority of 4,263, as one he has set his sights on.

He mentioned: “There’s at least 15,000 supporters of my point of view in her constituency.

“So we’ll be putting a candidate up against her, either a Workers Party candidate or more likely an independent candidate that we support, and that will vitally affect the election of the deputy leader.

“And there are many constituencies in London, from Ilford to Bethnal Green in the heart of the City of London, in Birmingham, in other parts of the West Midlands, in north-west England, in the towns around Rochdale, Oldham, Blackburn, Burnley, Nelson, Bury.

“We’ll be putting candidates up in all these places and we will either win or we will make sure that Keir Starmer doesn’t.”