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George Galloway hailed his victory in a by election last year as the Bradford Spring. But could it be turning into a winter of discontent for the MP?
Five Bradford city councillors who were members of his Respect Party have resigned from the organisation in a dispute with party officials.
It comes after two of them were suspended in August for criticising Mr Galloway's interest in running for London Mayor.
Bradford Councillor Mohammad Shabbir, who has resigned from the Respect party, says he had too few meetings with MP George Galloway.
The Respect party say the five Bradford councillors who resigned from the party had been trying to control the party:
Five Bradford Respect councillors who have resigned over comments made by MP George Galloway about the London Mayorship in 2016 have released a statement about their resignation:
Five of the respect party councillors in Bradford have resigned from the party over a row about George Galloway MP running for Lord Mayor of London.
Alyas Karmani, Ruqaya Collector, Faisal Khan, Ishtiaq Ahmed and Mohammed Shabbir say they have been left with no choice but to resign from the party.
Ahmed and Shabbir were suspended from the party in August after expressing concerns about Galloway's comments that he would consider running for London Mayor in 2016.