Alleged smearing, online trolling, assault and a possible infringement of election law are all being investigated by police after the bitter election battle between Respect’s George Galloway and Labour’s Naz Shah.
Mr Galloway won a 2012 by-election by more than 10,000 votes, in the Bradford West seat Labour had held since 1974.
The firebrand veteran held nothing back in the campaign, taking to the streets in the Respect Party’s battle bus with a megaphone.
His main rival was Naz Shah, a newcomer with no political experience but an incredible personal story.
When she was selected late in the campaign, Ms Shah told press how she was sent to Pakistan to escape her mother’s abusive partner.
She was forced into marriage at the age of 15, she says, and had to bring up her two sisters back in Britain when her mother was jailed for murdering her partner… see more