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Galloway returns

Footage of the newly-elected Respect MP being sworn in at parliament.

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George Galloway in front of the Houses of Parliament prior to being sworn in as an MP. Photograph: Getty Images.

After his landslide victory in last month's Bradford West by-election, here's footage of George Galloway being sworn in as an MP earlier today. His supporters were the Father of the House, Conservative MP Peter Tapsell, and Labour MP Gerry Sutcliffe.

At 0:58 seconds, Galloway is seen to apologise for almost treading on Michael Gove's toes. With typical politeness, the Education Secretary, a self-described neoconservative and no friend of Galloway's, simply replies: "congratulations".

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