Tag Archives: Lee Jasper

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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Croydon North by-election: Reed wins with 65% vote share

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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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Green leader visits Upper Norwood to back candidate Khan

They make politicians in a tougher mould in Australia, as Natalie Bennett, the British Green party’s new leader, demonstrated yesterday when she was in great robust form when she came to support Shasha Khan, her party’s candidate for the Croydon … 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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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

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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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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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What a picture: Reed campaign’s photographic memories

CAMPAIGN CATCH-UP: Another day, another photo-call. Politics, 2012 style, demands that election candidates are high-profile and seen in as many favourable situations as possible. So it is that Steve Reed, the Labour candidate for Croydon North, seems to have posed … 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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Ken’s Croydon visit sees the “two-horse race” run again

Any hopes that Lee Jasper might have had that his former boss, Ken Livingstone, would back his campaign for election to parliament as the Respect candidate in Croydon North look set to be dashed on Wednesday morning. Livingstone, the former … 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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