Tag Archives: Winston McKenzie

Tory Perry wins historic Mayor election by less than 600 votes

Democracy was kept waiting while council officials struggled with their abacuses. By our sleep-deprived political editor, WALTER CRONXITE Jason Perry has been declared the first elected Mayor of Croydon, after a borough-wide vote sent a message to the local Labour … Continue reading

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Not for the first time, questions were better than the answers

And with a week to election day, the last of the set-piece hustings was staged at The Wreck at the Fairfield Halls last night. KEN TOWL, pictured right, went along, so that you wouldn’t have to… So what did we … Continue reading

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Stumped on the stump: candidates caught out over 2nd choice

It has been said that politics is a form of performance art… so using a stage in The Wreck for election hustings last night was quite appropriate. But it was one question that stole the show It was the first … Continue reading

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How Winston McKenzie became Croydon’s Public Enema No1

It seems every election has a joker in the pack, and this year Winston McKenzie, the candidate who declared ‘Croydon is a dump!’, is once again seeking your votes. KEN TOWL read his manifesto, so that you wouldn’t have to … Continue reading

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Croydon’s less-than-magnificent 8: Winston’s back for more

There’s quirkiness and eccentricity among some of the candidates to become the borough’s first executive Mayor, as well as some who perhaps are not quite what they claim to be. Editor STEVEN DOWNES on the confirmed candidates list for May … Continue reading

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Having a Mayor: Who might be candidates for Town Hall?

Who might be the likely runners if Croydon were to reform the governance of the borough on its head and bring in a directly elected mayor? Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, considers some likely, and less-likely, candidates This is, of … Continue reading

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The more things change, the more they stay just the same

Bleary-eyed after just a couple of hours’ sleep, our political editor WALTER CRONXITE has been crunching some numbers on the local election results Four years ago, the Prime Minister was David Cameron, Nick Clegg was leader of the LibDems and … Continue reading

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Here we go again as McKenzie tries to make another comeback

ELECTION COUNTDOWN: Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, reports on the finalised candidates list for the Town Hall elections, which eventually got published by the council while the returning officer was on holiday He’s back. Again. After an absence of nearly … Continue reading

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McKenzie launches his leadership bid for English Democrats

Less than a year after joining the English Democrats from UKIP, Winston McKenzie, the failed politician who has never won an election in his life, now wants to challenge for the leadership of his latest party. But McKenzie will have … Continue reading

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Mystery over what happened to McKenzie’s election donations

The “Chump from the Dump” has suffered another election knock-out. But as WALTER CRONXITE reports, the wannabe politician doesn’t always lose his deposit Being an ex-boxer, and a not very good one at that, Winston McKenzie should be familiar with … Continue reading

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‘Chump from the Dump’ chosen to contest Cameron’s old seat

The English Democrats must be embarrassed that they have chosen serial political loser Winston McKenzie as their candidate for next month’s by-election in Witney, David Cameron’s former parliamentary seat. Because two days after this somewhat eccentric decision was announced at … Continue reading

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Winston McKenzie’s all at sea with English Democrats dinner

He’s back. Winston McKenzie, the serial political loser who was unable to fulfil his ambition to become Mayor of London for the English Democrats when he couldn’t raise enough dosh for the deposit, has now gone into the event promotion … Continue reading

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McKenzie’s back on the ballot with the right-wing splitters

It looks like Winston McKenzie may get to stand in an election on May 5 after all. But the “Chump from the Dump”, who was ruled out of being a candidate for the London Mayoralty because he couldn’t manage to … Continue reading

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Winston McKenzie shows poor form for the London Mayor race

Winston “the Chump from the Dump” McKenzie is out of the London Mayor election before it has even started. The Croydon-based serial election loser was supposed to be standing for the far-right English Democrats (after having tried his luck, and … Continue reading

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McKenzie makes desperate plea for £60,000 in Mayor bid

Failed boxer Winston McKenzie’s political career could be about to be dealt a knock-out blow, and his hopes of running for London Mayor dashed for lack of cash. The serial political loser, who left UKIP last year complaining of racism, … Continue reading

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Winston Watch: McKenzie loses yet another vote

Will anyone at all lift a phone and make a premium-rate call to “save” Winston McKenzie? Follow our live blog, where STEVEN DOWNES is looking forward to having to watch Celebrity Big Brother for one last time Day four in … Continue reading

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Reed leads call for McKenzie to be evicted from Big Brother

Steve Reed OBE, who was re-elected as MP last May when Winston McKenzie stood against him as the UKIP candidate in Croydon North, has led the calls for the former boxer to be sacked from Celebrity Big Brother following the … Continue reading

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Non-celebrity political loser Winston McKenzie is in the house

STEVEN DOWNES watches the reality TV show, so you don’t have to DAY ONE in the Big Bruvva house… And so the 17th celebrity season of Big Brother gets underway tonight, from 9pm on Channel 5 with, it is fair … Continue reading

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Winston McKenzie’s Celebrity Big Brother gig won’t end well

The comedy gold on the 2016 edition of Celebrity Big Brother seems destined to be provided by the “Chump from the Dump”, South Norwood’s very own Winston McKenzie. The line-up was “leaked” (ie. handed to) the Sunday edition of the … Continue reading

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Ex-UKIP candidate joined Tories after making ‘nuke ISIS’ call

Przemek Skwirczynski, the former UKIP election candidate who has also stood alongside a far-right Holocaust denier in Poland, has been welcomed back into the Conservative Party despite Islamophobic and other extreme views which have even seen him call for western … Continue reading

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McKenzie finds new friends in party with links to EDL

More comedy gold from Winston McKenzie, who even the local papers are describing as “Croydon’s political bed-hopper”, after he announced that he has joined the English Democrats and is to be their candidate for election as London Mayor. A month … Continue reading

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Ex-UKIP candidate calls for vigilantes to wipe out ‘vermin’

A member of the Conservative Party, who was a General Election candidate in a south London constituency just six months ago, has called for mass vigilantism across Europe and for people to take up firearms and “pre-emptively cleanse the UK … Continue reading

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Read all about it: Galactic Norwood, exam fails and Winston

November saw more articles viewed on this website than any other month so far in 2015, as Inside Croydon’s loyal reader was looking for more news about the Labour Party’s little local difficulties, growing concerns about the borough’s schools, and … Continue reading

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UKIP’s Farage failed to act over McKenzie’s homophobic text

Inside Croydon has discovered that Winston McKenzie, UKIP’s most high-profile black member until he resigned last week amid accusations of racism in the party, openly used homophobic language in communication with Nigel Farage, the UKIP leader. McKenzie texted a message … Continue reading

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Winston McKenzie quits UKIP, accuses them of racism

Where will he wash-up next? Winston McKenzie today announced that he has resigned from UKIP because he has been subjected to racism by the party, after they declined to select him as their candidate to run for London Mayor. McKenzie … Continue reading

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