Thursday, 18 March 2010

'Could Respect pull off another surprise victory?'

"Following George Galloway's success at the last election, could Respect pull off another surprise victory this time around? The party leader, Salma Yaqoob, who finished second in Birmingham Sparkbrook in 2005, is standing in the neighbouring Hall Green seat where Labour's Roger Godsiff is defending a notional majority of 4,191. Yaqoob is popular in the area, a third of which is Muslim, and she has been helped by the local Green Party's decision to stand aside and endorse Respect."
From this weeks New Statesman.