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George Galloway walks out of Channel 4 interview

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.

Galloway celebrates by-election victory with open-top bus tour

MP George Galloway celebrates his West Bradford by-election victory on a bus Credit: PA

Galloway later boarded a bus for a celebratory tour of his constituency and Bradford city centre.

Puffing on a cigar, he made victory signs on the top deck amid the crowd's cheers.

Referring to his stint on TV reality show Big Brother, one supporter said: "The pussy cat was the disguise of a lion."

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Protestor says he "wanted to insult" George Galloway

George Galloway supporters confront protestor Thomas Johnson after he threw eggs at the Bradford MP Credit: PA

The protestor who "egged" George Galloway said he "wanted to insult" the newly elected Bradford MP.

Thomas Johnson said: "Why would any city want a politician who got kicked out of two constituencies? Who hasn't got the common sense not to act like a submissive cat on TV? I wanted to insult him."

Protester throws eggs at Galloway

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."

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Miliband to visit Bradford to 'understand election defeat'

Labour leader Ed Miliband Credit: REUTERS/Toby Melville

The Labour leader Ed Miliband said he is "incredibly disappointed" by the by-election results in Bradford West and said he would visit the constituency to "talk to people there about why this result happened".

He said: “Clearly there were local factors, but I also say only four out of 10 people voted for the three mainstream political parties. We've got to understand the reasons why that happened in Bradford."

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