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London: Gay council boss elected as Labour MP for Croydon North

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  1. Congratulations to Steve Reed and I am glad that UKIP candidate did not get in.

    Although I am concerned that he got third place

    Got a bit of a crush on Steve too ;-)

  2. Oh dear, what a pity, never mind, Winston.

    The only reason UKIP did well is because they got a protest vote on a very low turnout. Let’s see what happens at the next election.

    1. I can’t believe that 1,400 people actually voted for Winston. Are they mad?

      1. Yes they are. However, I have found out who they are and having them all sectioned later on today ;-)

  3. Just been listening to Nigel Farage being interviewed. He said that small government is one of their beliefs/policies. Would a small government party want to dictate which consenting adults can or can’t get married? Sounds like the opposite of “small government” to me?

    PS. I notice the “culture spokesman” did less well than the other two UKIP candidates. Funny that, what with him being almost a shadow minister?

  4. Tim Hopkins 30 Nov 2012, 11:54am

    UKIP did much worse in the Croydon byelection than they did in the other two byelections held yesterday – nearly lost their deposit in Croydon; came second in the other two. Clearly the candidate’s homophobia did them no good at all.

  5. Unfortunately UKIP’s Croydon North candidate just managed to keep his deposit.

    Nigel Farage was asked this morning on the BBC News channel about Winston McKenzie’s remark that it wouldn’t be healthy for children to be adopted by gay couples. Did he agree with that?

    Nigel Farage: I completely support Winston’s Christian position of not being in favour of gay adoption. And indeed I thought it was a dreadful thing, last year, when those Catholic adoption agencies were forced to close down. I don’t approve of Winston using language and pejorative terms that upset other people.

    Tim Willcox then offered ‘many congratulations’ on UKIP’s election results last night.

    1. barriejohn 30 Nov 2012, 1:15pm

      “Catholic adoption agencies were forced to close down”.

      I must have missed that!

      1. That There Other David 30 Nov 2012, 2:01pm

        They were forced to close down though….by The Vatican, who couldn’t bring themselves to allow the agencies to follow UK law.

        But then, putting children first means something very different to the Catholic Church doesn’t it?

    2. bbc is institutionally homophobic, so i don’t expect some married presenter , who cheated on his wife with another newsreader ,to raise any substantial questions of ukip .

  6. McKenzie said: “It is a violation of a child’s human rights…..”
    And growing up with and being indoctrinated by christian bigots isn’t?

  7. bye Winston guess your off somewhere else now top try and pick up a vote

  8. Fine looking man ….well done…

  9. This is a great victory and makes me proud to live in this country.

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