annon | 04.05.2004 13:34
Although he was not selected as a candidate by the Yorkshire and Humberside convention last month, he was confirmed to top the list at a meeting in Leeds on Saturday 3 April. In fact, the Socialist Worker newspaper had already announced he had been selected the week before!
The former president was previously MAB’s director of press relations and was responsible for MAB’s campaign to get Muslims to vote for the Lib-Dem candidate Sarah Teather in the Brent East by-Election.
Cynical observers have suggested that Altikriti’s late decision to be a Respect candidate is due to the Lib-Dems turning him down from their Euro list.