South Norwood ex-boxer closes down political party
By Ross Lidbetter
POLITICAL AMBITION: Winston McKenzie
Former boxer Winston McKenzie says his new political party is no more.
Mr McKenzie, from South Norwood High Street, set up his party Unity earlier this year.
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But the 52-year-old says a major IT company who had pledged to donate £150,000 in sponsorship have withdrawn the offer because of a downturn in the economy.
Mr McKenzie previously ran as an independent for the position of Mayor of London, but came last in the election.
He says Unity will continue as a lobby group, but he is now considering what to do next in politics.
Mr McKenzie admits he is "absolutely gutted" about Unity's demise.
But he is confident he can still achieve his ambition of becoming an MP, and is now weighing up whether to join one of the mainstream political parties.
He said: "One of the big parties has approached me.
"They did so during the mayoral elections and have been (in contact) ever since. I'm now considering it."
The brother of former world boxing champion Duke McKenzie, he used to run the McKenzie Bros Bar, in Parchmore Road, Thornton Heath.