Tag Archives: Winston McKenzie

McKenzie’s credibility gap could be too much even for UKIP

UKIP party members in Croydon South this afternoon choose their parliamentary candidate to contest next May’s General Election. Politically, it may prove to be Winston McKenzie’s last stand. Greater London offers pretty poor electoral pickings for the Eurosceptic party, but … Continue reading

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UKIP carnival’s Winston McKenzie wants to stand again

There are lies, damned lies and statistics. So when do two people constitute “40 per cent”? When it is UKIP in Croydon trying (just a bit too hard, it seems) to portray itself as being “diverse”. And when you factor … Continue reading

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For McKenzie’s political ambitions, the carnival is over

VOTE 2014: Winston McKenzie’s colourful career as a failed politician and hit-and-miss community activist has seen him accused in the past of not being able to organise the proverbial piss up in a brewery. After today’s shambles on North End, … Continue reading

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“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

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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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Cardona’s late strike lands shock cup win for Athletic

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: Croydon Athletic pulled off a surprise victory over high-flyers Badshot Lea in the EL Records Premier Cup third round at the Arena in midweek. The 3-2 victory was secured over a side flying high in a league above … Continue reading

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

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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

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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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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

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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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