George Galloway has won a resounding victory in the Rochdale by-election. Credit: AP Photo/Jon Super

At a Glance...


  • George Galloway wins the Rochdale by-election by almost 6,000 votes, winning 40% of the votes.
  • The Workers Party of Britain overturned a Labour majority with 12,335 votes.
  • In Galloway’s victory speech, he addressed the Labour leader saying: “Kier Starmer, this is for Gaza”
  • David Tully, an independent came second achieving 6,638 votes.
  • The turnout in the by-election was 39.7%.