George Galloway is about to become a fixture of the parliamentary estate once more.
He will be sworn in this afternoon around 3.30 (providing no last-minute questions or statements are granted). PoliticsHome reports that his supports at his swearing-in will be Father of the House Sir Peter Tapsell and fellow Bradford MP Gerry Sutcliffe.
Two big issues to watch out for now that Galloway is an MP again are how often he actually turns up to contribute to debates (he was 634th out of 645 MPs in the 2005 session in terms of attendance) and gay marriage - the Home Office consultation on gay marriage ends soon and it's an issue that is bound to come up in Parliament in the near future, but the Respect Party has a significant support among conservative Muslims. What will Galloway do?
Before entering Parliament, he posed for photos by the St Stephen's entrance.
Galloway was wearing a very sharp suit
Journalists were keen to grab a minute with the new MP
Galloway recently married his fourth wife Putri Gayatri Pertiwi
UPDATE 15.40 Galloway was just sworn in as the MP for Bradford West. Here he is being escorted from the bar of the House:
He chose to affirm his allegiance to the Queen, rather than swear on a Bible
Shaking hands with the Speaker