Phil Woolas: “This is the end, I’m out”

Former Labour Party MP, Phil Woolas, has lost his bid for a judicial review of an election court’s ruling that stripped him of his Commons seat and barred him from politics public office for 3 years

The election court ruling was in relation to Woolas’ campaign team’s plot to “get the white vote angry” against his electoral rival, the Lib Dem candidate, Elwyn Watkins, in the 2010 General Election.  Woolas won the seat by just 103 votes.

Now the Speaker, John Bercow, can get on with calling a by-election to elect a new MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth.