Treasurer Posted April 15, 2010 Share Posted April 15, 2010 Couldn't say though, that Stephen Twigg was a star candidate though. The best one I can think of is George Galloway(the star candidate)gaining the Bethnal Green and Bow for Respect. The Labour candidate Oona King lost 16.5% of her vote from 50 to 34 roughly, and Respect came from nowhere, as this was their first general election. However, Oona was relatively well-known as only the second black Labour MP. The Labour MP before Oona was a much more popular/well-known MP, Peter Shore, who was a cabinet minister and was a potential leader of the Labour party at one point in the late 70's/early 80's. However the seat he stood in was in the slightly changed constituency of Bethnal Green and Stepney but still covering most of the latter seat, which was renamed back to Bethnal Green and Bow in 1997. By this point Shore had retired. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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