21 March 2017
The Green Party has responded to news George Galloway will stand in the Manchester Gorton by-election saying he offers the constituency nothing but an “overinflated ego”.
Jonathan Bartley, whose party placed second in Gorton in the 2015 General Election , said only the Greens give Gorton “a real alternative to the status quo”.
Jonathan Bartley, co-leader of the Green Party, said:
“George Galloway is a burnt out Brexiteer who offers nothing but an overinflated ego to the people of Manchester Gorton. Of course people want a real alternative to the status quo – that’s why the Green Party polled second in Gorton last time and why we got more than five times more votes than him in the London Mayoral election.
“We are the only party who can deliver a real alternative for Gorton and we will fight to make sure this constituency is not left behind or overlooked.”