The former MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, now the MP for Bradford, was last night speaking at a packed meeting organised by Newham People’s Alliance.
According to (muslim)security at the Empire venue on Barking Road, in East Ham, up to 1,000 people turned up to hear Mr Galloway speak.
The meeting came after Mr Galloway re-launced his Respect party in Newham at the end of December. At the last meeting Mr Galloway said he aimed to see a Respect Mayor in Newham and have at least three Respect councillors in the borough after the next election. The current council is all Labour.
I rang Empire venue and they told their venue can only hold Up to 650 guests on two floors, so a 1000 I think not