A lone protester attempted to pelt newly elected MP George Galloway with eggs today as he celebrated his by-election victory.
Thomas Johnson, 26, of Bradford, West Yorkshire, called Mr Galloway a “parasite” as he threw the eggs towards him.
Mr Galloway, who was not hit, said it was too early for protests.
The attack happened as the MP left his party’s West Bradford headquarters and prepared to board his open-top bus for a tour of the city.
Eggs exploded on to the windows of the Chambers Solicitors office, where the campaign was based, and showered those standing below with yolks, egg whites and fragments of shell.
Mr Johnson shouted: “He’s a sycophant, he’s a greedy leech, he’s a parasite on this city.”
When asked why he was protesting, Mr Johnson said: “Why would any city want a politician that got kicked out of two constituencies? Who hasn’t got the common sense not to act like a submissive cat on television?”
He added: “I wanted to insult him.”
Mr Galloway said the eggs had not hit him.
“He wasn’t very good,” he said.
He added: “Was he protesting? Against me? The man who got chosen by 56% of the people yesterday?”
Mr Galloway added that it was too early for protests.
“I’ve only just been elected. Unless he was protesting against the democratic process of the election.”