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Good to see you, George. Same time next year?

By Paul Goodman
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George Galloway will be sworn in as an MP at about 3.30 this afternoon.  He will have worked hard to win the endorsement of the voters of Bradford West.  Harder than he did for the voters of Bethnal Green and Bow, if Commons attendance is the measure at stake.

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The conventional wisdom is that Galloway will take the same relaxed view of his voting and speaking duties in his new seat as he did in his old one.  I wonder.  The scale of his win will have raised local expectations, and spurred Labour to shake up its operation.

His new constituents may not approve if the march of the Bradford Spring ends up back at the Big Brother studio.