George Galloway overturned a 5,000 majority in the Bradford West by-election to storm home with a 10,000 vote lead in a seat held by Labour since 1974.Ed Miliband was facing renewed questions over his leadership after Labour crashed to a calamitous defeat by Respect party candidate Galloway.
Newly-elected MP George Galloway quit a Channel Four News interview after objecting to presenter Cathy Newman's questions when he likened his win to the Arab Spring. "We saw a Bradford Spring, a kind of peaceful, democratic uprising. That's what I think it was, you evidently don't," he told Newman.
@georgegalloway just walked out of an interview with me. I'd suggested arrogant to compare by-election victory with Arab spring. Watch at 7
George Galloway has walked out of a Channel 4 News interview after presenter Cathy Newman asked him whether it was slightly presumptious or arrogant of him to compare his victory in the Bradford West by-election to Arab Spring revolutions in the Middle East.
A lone protester attempted to pelt newly elected MP George Galloway with eggs as he celebrated his by-election victory.
Thomas Johnson, 26, of Bradford, West Yorkshire, called Mr Galloway a "parasite" as he threw the eggs towards him.
The attack happened as the MP left his party's West Bradford headquarters and prepared to board his open-top bus for a tour of the city.
Mr Galloway was not hit but eggs exploded on to the windows of the Chambers Solicitors office, where the campaign was based, and showered those standing below with yolks, egg whites and fragments of shell.
Mr Johnson shouted: "He's a sycophant, he's a greedy leech, he's a parasite on this city."