Election result: Poplar and Limehouse

The controversial leader of the Respect party, George Galloway, has lost his seat in parliament.

Mr Galloway, who formerly represented Bethnal Green and Bow, has been at the forefront of anti-Israel rhetoric in the UK.

The former MP did not even turn up at the count in Poplar and Limehouse, which was announced eight hours late after problems with the vote verification, at 11am.

He was beaten by the Labour minister for Farming and the Environment, Jim Fitzpatrick, by over 10,000 votes, coming third behind the Labour and Conservative party with only 17 per cent of the vote to Labour’s 40 per cent.

Last updated: 11:06am, May 7 2010