From the Guardian website this afternoon:
George Galloway could be preparing for a political comeback in the highly contested Gorton byelection.
The former MP will only say that he is “considering standing” – but sources say he has been on the campaign trail for three weeks.
On Friday, Galloway was reportedly giving a talk to the congregation of a local mosque in the area, further signalling his bid to be elected to the Manchester seat, vacant since the death of Sir Gerald Kaufman.
A source close to Galloway explained that the veteran leftwinger had picked the constituency because it fitted “perfectly” with his political ideals.There is a danger in being a pundit from a distance, but I suspect this is good news for the Liberal Democrats.