The Conservative vote went from 31.1% to 8.4%.

In the recent Bradford West by-election that saw George Galloway get a massive victory, the BBCs web site states that the Conservatives vote went down more than 20%. It went down a lot more than 20%. The Conservative vote went from 31.1% to 8.4%. So when the Conservatives are saying this result is a massive blow for Labour, this result is massive for all the main parties. The Conservatives are doing their best to deflect attention away from the collapse of the vote from both the main parties.

George Galloway is not a popular figure, he is an ex-MP that when he was in office he had one of the lowest voting participation records in parliament at 8.4%. In January 2006 George Galloway appeared on the fourth series of Celebrity Big Brother for three weeks, he received much criticism and mockery for a sitting member of parliament at the time, leading to the allegation that he was bringing parliament into disrepute. If an unpopular figure such as George Galloway can cause the Labour and Conservative vote to collapse, then the next Parliament could have representatives from the English Democrats and UKIP, or any party with big profile.

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