Workers Party of Britain

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Founder• Ranjeet Brar
• George Galloway
Membership• John Hamilton
• Craig Murray
• Chris Williamson

The Workers Party of Britain (WPGB) is a political party formed by British politician, broadcaster and writer, George Galloway, following the defeat of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party at the UK/2019 General Election.[1]

2024 local elections

On 3 May 2024, George Galloway posted on X:

We already have three times the number of councillors (and counting) and 100% more elected MPs as Reform UK.

Do you think we can be mentioned in the polls now @YouGov @Savanta_UK @RedfieldWilton ? @WorkersPartyGB[2]

WPGB parliamentary candidates

Six WPGB candidates in Parliament Square on 30 April 2024

On 30 April 2024, George Galloway announced that the WPGB will ‘contest every seat’ in the 2024 General Election. These are the WPGB's declared candidates:

Barking – Hamid Shah
Battersea – Hazel James
Bexleyheath and Crayford – James Mutimer
Brent East – Raj Gill
Brent West – Nadia Klock
Brentford and Isleworth – Nisar Malik – former Labour councillor
Bromley and Biggin Hill – Eileen Mahony
Carshalton and Wallington – Dr Mian Faisal Akbar
Chingford and Woodford Green – Yousaff Khan
Croydon West – John Kouten
Dagenham and Rainham – Iqbal Sheikh
Dulwich and West Norwood – Zhafaran Malik Qayum
Ealing North – Sameh Habeeb – former Independent PPC, now joined Workers Party
Ealing Central and Acton – Nada Jarche
Ealing Southall – Mudhsuden Singh “Monty” Panesar – legendary Cricketer
Edmonton and Winchmore Hill – Seton During
Enfield North – Aishat Anifowoshe
Enfield Southgate – Adeel Ahmed
Erith and Thamesmead – Anthony Williams
Finchley and Golders Green – Mez Roth
Feltham and Heston – Cllr Amrit Mann – defecting Labour councillor
Hackney North and Stoke Newington – we will support Diane Abbott MP should she seek re-election as an Independent
Hackney South and Shoreditch – Leon Eshuru
Hampstead and Highgate – Ghias Ahmed
Hammersmith and Chiswick – Hassan Chahin Sabbir
Harrow East – Sarraj Farwani
Harrow West – Zulkiple Husin
Hayes and Harlington – Rizwana Karim
Hendon – Rasheed Sarpong
Hornsey and Friern Barnet – Dino Philippos
Ilford North – Shabaz Hussain
Ilford South – Golam Tipu
Islington North – we will support Jeremy Corbyn MP should he seek re-election as an Independent
Islington South and Finsbury – Nasreen Najeeb
Kensington and Bayswater – Garry Cattle
Kingston and Surbiton – Ali Abdulla
Mitcham and Morden – Mehmood Jamshed
Lewisham West and East Dulwich – Gwenton Sloley
Leyton and Wanstead – Adeel Ahmed Iqbal
Poplar and Limehouse – Kamran Khan
Romford – Asim Muhammad
Richmond Park – Kadira Tas
Queen’s Park and Maida Vale – Irakli Menabde
Southgate and Wood Green – Christopher Menon
Stratford and Bow – Halima Khan
Streatham and Croydon North – Mohammad Sherwani
Sutton and Cheam – Bert Schouwenburg
Tooting – Tarik Hussein
Tottenham – Jennifer Obaseki
Twickenham – Umair Malik
Uxbridge and South Ruislip – Steve Blewitt
Vauxhall and Camberwell Green – Darren Jones
Walthamstow – Imran Arshad
West Ham and Beckton – Hassan Morsy
Wimbledon – Aaron Mafi
Bethnal Green and Stepney – we will support Mohammad Akunjee who is standing as an Independent
Holborn and St Pancras – we will support Andrew Feinstein should he choose to run as an Independent
East Ham – we will support Tahir Mirza who is standing as a Newham Independent

Workers Party of Britain – North West Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (Wave 1) as of 30th April 2024

Ashton-under-Lyne – Aroma Hassan
Bury North – Shafat Ali
Stalybridge and Hyde – Audel Shirin
Stockport – Ayesha Khan
Manchester Central – Chris Turner
Blackburn – Craig Murray – former British ambassador
Rochdale – George Galloway MP – Party Leader
Bolton South and Walkden – Jack Khan – former Labour Councillor
Wythenshawe and Sale East – John Barstow
Hazel Grove – Johnny Sheen
Wigan – Nasri Barghouti – of the Barghouti family
Oldham East and Saddleworth – Shanaz Siddique
Cheadle – Tanya Manzoor
Liverpool Garston – we will support Sam Gorst who is standing as a Liverpool Community Independent
Liverpool Wavertree – we will support nurse Ann San who is standing as an Independent
Stretford and Urmston – Dr Kalima Choudhury
Crewe and Nantwich – Phillip Lane
Fylde – Robert William Perks
Hyndburn – Matthew Britcliffe
Westmorland and Lonsdale – Garry Cattle Boon
Whitehaven and Workington – Derek Ray
Sefton Central – Gareth O’Leary
Wallasey – Philip Anthony Bimpson
Knowsley – Graham Padden
Liverpool West Derby – Mohamed El-Gadhy

Workers Party of Britain – North East Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (Wave 1) as of 30th April 2024

Newcastle upon Tyne Central and West – we will support Yvonne Ridley who is standing as an Independent
Stockton West – Natalie Potter
Blaydon and Consett – Mark Logan
Newton Aycliffe and Spennymoor – Minhajul Suhon
Hartlepool – Thomas Dudley
Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend – Muhammed Ghori
Tynemouth – William George Jarrett

Workers Party of Britain – Yorkshire Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (Wave 1) as of 30th April 2024

Bradford South – Harry Boota – former UKIP candidate
Colne Valley – Adam Steel
Spen Valley – Terrance Sankarsingh
Keighley and Ilkley – Vasim Shabir
Leeds West and Pudsey – Amjad Bashir
Dewsbury and Batley – Arshad Ali
York Central – John Lavender
Kingston upon Hull East – John Paul Stonehouse

Workers Party of Britain – West Midlands Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (Wave 1) as of 30th April 2024

Tipton and Wednesbury – Abdul Husen
Dudley – Aftab Hussein
Rugby – Paul Paphiti
Stoke-on-Trent North – Carla Elizabeth Parrish
Telford – Allan Bailey
Coventry South – Dr Mohammed Ali Syed
Aldridge-Brownhills – Hamza Muhammad Ahmed Ibrahim
Coventry East – Paul Bedson
Burton and Uttoxeter – Zahid Mahmood
Kingswinford and South Staffordshire – George V Price
Nuneaton – Khalil Ahmed
Redditch – Mohammed Amin
Stafford – Allan Vernon Gray
West Bromwich – Rohim Mohammed
Birmingham Yardley – Mohammed Shuhel Miah

Workers Party of Britain – East Midlands Prospective Parliamentary Candidates as of 30th April 2024

Derby South – Chris Williamson – former Labour MP
Leicester South – we will support Shockat Patel who is running as an Independent
Corby and East Northamptonshire – Callan Barrett Page
Derby North – Imran Hamid
Mid Derbyshire – Josiah Uche
Lincoln – Linda Richardson
Bolsover – Jack Evans
North West Leicestershire – Jevan Heatherley
Broxtowe – Syed Maqsood
Kettering – Thomas Dudfield
Northampton North – Khalid Razzaq
Leicester East – we will support Claudia Webbe MP if she runs again as an Independent
South Northamptonshire – Mick Stott

Workers Party of Britain – South West Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (Wave 1) as of 30th April 2024

North East Somerset and Hanham – Kathleen Haskard
Glastonbury and Somerton – Angela Henderson
Torbay – Paul Moor
Weston-super-Mare – Paul David Spencer
Plymouth Sutton and Devonport – Dr Guy Haywood
Yeovil – Nidal Shah
Bournemouth East – Dr Wayne Adlem
Chippenham – Jubin Jomon
Bristol South – Joji Mathew
Forest of Dean – Nicola Aylin Duke

Workers Party of Britain – South East Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (Wave 1) as of 30th April 2024

Hove and Portslade – we will support Tanushka Marah who is standing as an Independent
Aylesbury – Jan Gajdos
Brighton Pavilion – Don Goghrod
Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven – Elaine Ghoneim
Havant – Jennifer Alemanno
Gillingham and Rainham – Laid Ghellab
Rochester and Strood – John Innes
Slough – Khalid Kazim
Crawley – Linda Bamieh
Romsey and Southampton North – Sahrae Cunio
Bracknell – Samuel Munyeza
Spelthorne – Umair Malik
Epsom and Ewell – Ahsan Ulah

Workers Party of Britain – East Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (Wave 1) as of 30th April 2024

Mid Norfolk – Simon Blackwell
North West Norfolk – Karl Wilkin
South West Hertfordshire – Muhammed Pervez Khan
Harpenden and Berkhamsted – Sina Gharib
Chelmsford – Mark Kenlen

Workers Party of Britain – Wales Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (Wave 1) as of 30th April 2024

Bangor Aberconwy – John Malcolm Humberstone
Merthyr Tydfil and Aberdare – Anthony Cole
Llanelli – David Mark Evans
Torfaen – Mohd Najmul Alam Shabuj
Dwyfor Meirionnydd – Tomas Owen
Cardiff West – Akil Kata
Alyn and Deeside – Taghrid Al-Mawed

Workers Party of Britain – Scotland Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (Wave 1) as of 30th April 2024

Gordon and Buchan – Craig Proctor
Glasgow South – Nick Stewart
Glasgow East – Maximilian Owen
Livingston – Danielle Mclean
Mid Dunbartonshire – Kevin Riley
Paisley and Renfrewshire North – Majd Eddin Bashar Helmi
Aberdeen North – Neil Healy
Glenrothes and Mid Fife – William Alexander Rankine
North East Fife – Andrew Strachan[3]

Rochdale by-election

George Galloway, leader of the WPGB, won a resounding victory at the 2024 Rochdale by-election after polling 12,335 votes, nearly 6,000 more than any other candidate.[4]

Batley and Spen by-election

On 2 June 2021, the WPGB tweeted:

If you're a member, supporter or well wisher of #WorkersPartyGB; if you want to see the back of Sir Keith, get yourselves along to the former Brooklands bar on 268 Bradford Road, in Batley, Thursday 3rd June at 7:30pm, for the launch of our #BatleyAndSpenByelection campaign.[5]


Known members

2 of the 3 of the members already have pages here:

John HamiltonWPGB candidate for Mayor of Lewisham
Craig MurrayA UK ambassador to Uzbekistan who stood up and did the right thing when confronted with evidence of torture. Smeared and dismissed by the UK deep state, he continues his activism exposing Establishment lies and hypocrisy.


Party Members

Ranjeet BrarJuly 1974Activist speaking against and writing about Zionism
George Galloway16 August 1954Pro-Palestinian anti-Zionist Scottish politician
Aroma HassanFebruary 1980WPGB challenger to Labour's Angela Rayner
Craig Murray17 October 1958A UK ambassador to Uzbekistan who stood up and did the right thing when confronted with evidence of torture. Smeared and dismissed by the UK deep state, he continues his activism exposing Establishment lies and hypocrisy.
Christopher Turner


Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Batley and Spen by-election: Palestine becomes potential dealbreakerArticle18 June 2021Alex MacDonaldAccording to Coral, Galloway is currently on 50/1 odds to win, compared to 2/1 for Leadbeater and 2/5 for Conservative candidate Ryan Stephenson. William Hill has the Conservatives on 1/3, Labour at 5/2 and the WPGB at 33/1.
Document:I Stand in Blackburnblog post16 April 2024Craig MurrayI am going to need help – leafleting, canvassing, manning offices and the many myriad tasks of an election campaign. I am buoyed by the solid start we have in support across all communities in Blackburn. We are going to give Starmer a roasting, we are going to take on the zionist monopoly of power, and it is going to be great fun!
Document:Labour has ignored its voters – it is now paying the priceArticle24 June 2021Paddy HannamGeorge Galloway speaks to Spiked Online about the problems faced by the Labour Party, and his campaign in the 2021 Batley and Spen by-election
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