Birmingham campaign launch

Salma Iqbal Respect launch
Respect election candidate Salma Iqbal speaks at the launch yesterday

The Respect local election campaign was launched yesterday by George Galloway MP.

The kicking-off of the Birmingham campaign, preparing for the local council election in May 2008, took place at Karim’s Palace in Montgomery Street, Sparkhill and was attended by over 300 people.

Constituents, campaigners and city residents from all walks of life packed the venue to hear speeches and manifestos from current and new candidates.

Speakers joining the party leader included Cllr Mohammed Ishtiaq, Cllr Salma Yaqoob, Salma Iqbal and others.

The event was followed by a special fund-raising meal.

Watch a brief snippet of the meeting here, more detailed videos will be uploaded shortly:

Image: Adam Yosef

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