Voting fraud? George Galloway launches legal battle over election defeat

Former MP George Galloway has launched a legal challenge over his defeat at Thursday’s general election and claims to have evidence of “malpractice” in postal voting.

Galloway won the Bradford West seat in a 2012 by-election but lost it to Labour candidate Naz Shah on Thursday, who secured a majority of more than 11,000 votes.

Galloway claims the results were affected by “false statements” made by the Labour candidate during the election campaign.

He has accused Shah of lying about him on Urdu-language television and falsely claiming she was forced into marriage.

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