And yet another leadership candidate. This is just getting silly. At this rate half of UKIP's declining membership will be standing!
I just hope the media spotlight doesn’t fall on the Prince of Wales pub. Winston will know what I mean!
From his Wikipedia entry:
Winston McKenzie (born 23 October 1953 in Jamaica) is a British politician and former amateur boxer.
He ran as an independent in the 2008 election for the mayoralty of London, having failed to secure the Conservative nomination. Of the 10 candidates in the 2008 London mayoral contest, he finished 10th, with just 0.22% of votes cast.
McKenzie has previously been a member of Labour, the United Kingdom Independence Party and Veritas, for whom he was the spokesperson for sport and policies for the black community and for whom he ran in the 2005 general election in Croydon North, finishing seventh with 0.7% of the vote.
He also ran as an independent (but under the self-proclaimed title 'Black Voice for Great Britain') in the Brent East by-election in 2003, finishing seventh, with less than 1% of the vote.
McKenzie joined the Conservatives in 2005, after David Cameron was elected leader.
He had left Veritas after the 2005 election, blaming Veritas leader Robert Kilroy-Silk for costing him thousands of pounds by not offering enough support to his Croydon North campaign.
He is the brother of former three-weight world champion boxer Duke McKenzie and former British and European champion Clinton McKenzie, through whom he is uncle of Coventry City striker Leon McKenzie.