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George Galloway takes to the streets to back the Big Sell

George Galloway will be taking to the streets this weekend to sell The Big Issue in the North. The MP for Bradford West is one of a host of politicians, celebrities and business people from across the region who will be selling the magazine alongside regular vendors. It's part of the Big Sell, a scheme to challenge perceptions of homelessness and poverty.

We're delighted that so many people have shown their support to The Big Issue in the North and its vendors by getting involved with the Big Sell. Spending an hour with a vendor will give people a real insight into how it feels to sell The Big Issue in the North. Alongside this we hope it will keep the needs of people selling the magazine in the public eye and boost sales for vendors at a traditionally quiet time of year. Once the hustle and bustle of Christmas settles down and the January sales come to an end our towns and cities become quiet and, for our vendors, can be lonely places. Although the sales and crowds are gone, they are still working hard to earn an income - selling The Big Issue in the North magazine

– Fay Selvan, chair of The Big Issue in the North