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Is this the most influential black politician in Britain?

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TO SOME he's a laughing stock - to others, a clever and canny self-publicist.

But now, former boxer turned London mayoral candidate turned Croydon's most flamboyant Ukip member Winston McKenzie has been given a new - and very flattering - label.

Lee Jasper, former Respect Party candidate for Croydon North and once an adviser to London mayor Ken Livingstone, today posted a photo of McKenzie on Twitter, alongside the caption: "The most influential black man in UK politics right now. #UKIP"

Mr Jasper tagged four prominent politicians into his Tweet, including shadow cabinet member Chuka Umunna and Tory Sam Gyimah - both of whom could perhaps lay claim to the title bestowed on McKenzie, back in the headlines this week after his typically effervescent appearance on the BBC's Newsnight, where he defended DJ Mike Read's 'UKIP Calypso' song.

Do you agree with Lee Jasper? Have your say by commenting below...

Meanwhile, here's one of Winston's finest hours...

Is this the most influential black politician in Britain?


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