Monty Panesar to Run for Parliament with George Galloway's Workers Party

Monty Panesar to Run for Parliament with George Galloway's Workers Party

Former England cricketer Monty Panesar has announced his intention to run as a parliamentary candidate for George Galloway's Workers Party in the upcoming general election. Panesar, a renowned left-arm spinner, will contest the Ealing Southall constituency, which has been a Labour stronghold for over a decade.

Panesar, who was born in Luton, played 50 Tests for England, claiming 167 wickets at an average of 34.71. His impressive cricketing career included notable performances in the 2005 Ashes series and the 2009 ICC World Twenty20.

The Ealing Southall constituency has been represented by Labour MP Vivendra Sharma since 2007. Sharma currently holds a substantial majority of over 16,000 votes. However, Galloway's Workers Party is hoping to make inroads into the constituency, particularly given Panesar's local connections and popularity.

Galloway, who returned to Parliament in March after winning the Rochdale by-election, confirmed Panesar's candidacy at a press event outside the Houses of Parliament. He praised Panesar's cricketing achievements and expressed confidence in his ability to represent the people of Ealing Southall.

"Monty was a great left-arm spinner, and we could do with him in Parliament," Galloway said. "He's a man of the people, and he'll fight for the interests of his constituents."

Panesar's decision to enter politics has been met with mixed reactions. Some have questioned his qualifications for public office, while others have welcomed his involvement in the political process. Regardless of one's political views, Panesar's candidacy is sure to add an intriguing dimension to the upcoming general election.

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