Category Archives: Winston McKenzie

Telegraph poll suggests UKIP poised to win Town Hall seats

The results of a national opinion poll, published yesterday, suggest strongly that UKIP might yet manage to get at least one councillor elected to Croydon Council on May 22, which could hand them the balance of power for the next … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Addiscombe, Ashburton, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Fairfield, Fieldway, New Addington, Peter Staveley, Robert King, Shirley, Upper Norwood, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

100 days to go: UKIP names its Town Hall election candidates

With 100 days to go until Croydon’s local elections on May 22, UKIP has revealed the names of 17 candidates for wards in Croydon Central and South. UKIP has never had a councillor elected to Croydon Council, but 2014 may … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, 2014 council elections, Addiscombe, Ashburton, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croham, Croydon Central, Croydon South, Fairfield, Fieldway, Heathfield, Kenley, New Addington, Purley, Sanderstead, Selsdon & Ballards, Shirley, Waddon, Winston McKenzie, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

“Bloomsday” in Croydon as McKenzie attacks UKIP colleagues

There was a large sigh of relief last night, audible from Purley to Katharine Street, as Tories across the borough realised that UKIP, the political “party” of own-goals and self-inflicted injuries, was about as much of a threat in Croydon … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, 2014 council elections, Addiscombe, Peter Staveley, South Norwood, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

UKIP announces plans for 2014 Town Hall elections

UKIP, the UK Independence Party, intends to target Conservative-held wards in next year’s local council elections in Croydon and take full advantage of any confusion over the Tory-led government’s position on Europe. In 2014, UKIP will be seeking its first … Continue reading

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Reed victory sends danger signals to Croydon’s Tories for 2014

CROYDON COMMENTARY: There was a reason for Steve Reed’s campaign to focus so much on the state of our streets. It was because Labour are planning to clean-up at the next council elections, say ANDREW PELLING Eddy Arram, the neutral … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Andrew Stranack, Ashburton, Clare Hilley, Coulsdon East, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Eddy Arram, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP, Lee Jasper, Malcolm Wicks MP, Mike Fisher, New Addington, Shirley, Simon Hoar, Steve Reed MP, Vidhi Mohan, Waddon, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pelling predicts: Croydon by-election will set a record of sorts

ANDREW PELLING, a former Croydon MP, councillor and London Assembly member, has been following the by-election campaign and here analyses the high points and low marks of the past six weeks in a giant constituency which today will set a … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Andrew Pelling, Andrew Stranack, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Gavin Barwell MP, Lee Jasper, Malcolm Wicks MP, Marisha Ray, Shasha Khan, Steve Reed MP, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Pelling predicts: by-election a battle for minor places

As the polling stations open across Croydon North this morning, Andrew Pelling, Inside Croydon‘s chief political correspondent, is predicting that the by-election will be won by Labour’s Steve Reed with an increased share of the vote. The parliamentary by-election is … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Andrew Stranack, Croydon North, Lee Jasper, Malcolm Wicks MP, Steve Reed MP, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

UKIP’s “appalled” local chairman asks Croydon “to forgive”

Less than two days before voting begins in the Croydon North by-election, Winston McKenzie has been disowned by his own party’s local chairman who told Inside Croydon that he and other local UKIP members are “appalled” by their candidate’s homophobic … Continue reading

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UKIP disowns Croydon candidate’s homophobic comments

Another year, another party looks in prospect for Winston McKenzie, if anyone will have him now, after he was disowned last night by his own UK Independence Party over his latest homophobic comments. McKenzie’s “colourful” political career has seen him … Continue reading

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Jasper admits to using Twitter bots to drive election bid

Lee Jasper, the Respect (George Galloway) candidate for Thursday’s Croydon North by-election, today conceded that his campaign has been using controversial “Twitter bots”, programs to automatically generate Tweets, to give a false impression of the popularity of his campaign. “You … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Croydon North, Lee Jasper, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Bookies relegate Conservatives to fourth in election betting

Just as  the execrable John McCririck might say, the Tories are friendless in Croydon North. Well, at least that’s as far as the bookmakers are concerned. With a week to go until polling day in Croydon North, Ladbrokes have pushed the … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Croydon North, Lee Jasper, Steve Reed MP, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Union pulls out of hustings over exclusion of six candidates

One of the country’s biggest trades unions, the PCS, has pulled out of sponsorship and organisation of a hustings debate planned to be held in Thornton Heath on Tuesday evening because half the candidates for the November 29 Croydon North … Continue reading

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Has Tory campaign taken a leaf out of Lynton Crosby’s book?

CAMPAIGN CATCH-UP: Into the final fortnight of the Croydon North by-election, and things are starting to get a little bit nasty. Earlier today, UKIP blew the “dog-whistle” on gay marriage and religion with a visit from the party leader, Nigel … Continue reading

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UKIP’s Farage to campaign in Croydon against gay marriage

Nigel Farage , the leader of the UK Independence Party, is bringing further controversy to the Croydon North by-election, visiting the constituency this morning to support his candidate’s ailing campaign and specifically backing Winston McKenzie‘s remarks made in opposition to … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Andrew Stranack, Croydon North, Steve Reed MP, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

UKIP candidate McKenzie fails to deliver his own brothers

The local media was expectant. UKIP’s entertaining candidate for the Croydon North by-election, Winston McKenzie, promised a sporting legends line-up at Thornton Heath yesterday to promote his campaign. “McKenzie Brothers, Clinton, Duke and Winston – The Dynasty of Champion Boxing … Continue reading

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