Tag Archives: George Galloway

Has George Galloway lost his Respect for Croydon?

Despite promises made a few months ago of being in south London politics for the long-term, George Galloway’s Respect Party may not being fielding a single candidate in Croydon’s local council elections in May. Lee Jasper, Respect’s candidate in the … Continue reading

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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

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A week’s a very long time in politics for unbriefed Jasper

By Steven Downes, Editor, InsideCroydon.com Lee Jasper, after admitting that he has been using fake Twitter accounts to boost his by-election campaign, showed today that if elected as an MP he could struggle to keep pace with the volume of … Continue reading

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Election questions: Lee Jasper, Respect

The Croydon North by-election is on November 29, and Inside Croydon has put to candidates a set of questions. We will be putting the responses on the record, published without the artifice, interruptions and grandstanding of the usual hustings. We … 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

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Bookmakers rate Respect as by-election second favourite

The bookmakers have made Respect’s Lee Jasper joint second favourite to win the Croydon North by-election, along with Andy Stranack, the Conservative candidate, underlining the view that the battle for votes is wide open behind hot favourite Steve Reed. Reed, … Continue reading

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Barwell wrong to play race card in Croydon North campaign

Local resident ANDREW FISHER this week challenged a Conservative MP to justify his public claims about immigration. He was unsurprised when he did not get an answer Much of the debate about race in the Croydon North by-election has stemmed … Continue reading

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By-election candidate relying on Twitter to reach voters

In an exclusive interview for Croydon Radio to be broadcast on Sunday, one of the candidates for the Croydon North by-election admits that his campaign is relying on social media – Twitter and Facebook primarily – to get his message … Continue reading

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“Respect”? Jasper is silent on Galloway’s attitude to rape

Beware – this post has explicit references to violence against women and may be upsetting to some readers, as LEE MARGARET WEBSTER, a local Labour activist, challenges George Galloway‘s by-election candidate on the issue of rape “Where do you stand … Continue reading

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Galloway to the fore for Jasper’s Respec’Savers launch

It was more showbiz than election hustings as Lee Jasper and George Galloway took to the stage at Crystals night club last night for the official Respect party launch ahead of the Croydon North by-election on November 29. And while … Continue reading

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Jasper calls for better youth employment opportunities

Lee Jasper, the Respect candidate in the Croydon North by-election, has rejected accusations that he is standing to create a racial divide, asserting that, “We’ve not come to whip up racism. No, we’ve come to say we need equal opportunities.” … Continue reading

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Croydon North will be a “two-horse race” says Umunna

Chuka Umunna, Labour’s business spokesman, used a visit to a youth training business in Croydon this morning to dismiss Respect’s entry into the Croydon North by-electioncampaign. “We regard this as likely to be a two-horse race,” said Umunna, the MP … Continue reading

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Respect names Lee Jasper as candidate for Croydon North

Respect, the party set up by the controversial George Galloway, yesterday named black activist Lee Jasper as its candidate in the Croydon North by-election, expected to be held on November 29. That date is six months to the day since … Continue reading

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“Wastefield” finally plugs the £200m Hole in Bradford

Another straw in the wind for Croydon Council’s dependency on high street retail this morning, as the Telegraph and Argus is reporting that Westfield has cashed its chips on the controversial land holding in Bradford, where a vast, water-filled crater … Continue reading

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