Tagged: Ted Strike

Tees Valley General Election Candidates

Darlington: currently held by Jenny Chapman (Lab)

Jenny Chapman (Lab),

Mike Cherrington (Green),

Anne-Marie Curry (LD),

Peter Cuthbertson (Con),

Alan Docherty (TUSC),

David Hodgson (Ukip)

 

Hartlepool: currently held by Iain Wright (Lab)

Hilary Allen (LD),

Sandra Allison (Save Our Hospital),

Phillip Broughton (Ukip),

John Hobbs (Ind),

Michael Holt (Green),

Stephen Picton (Ind),

Richard Royal (Con),

Iain Wright (Lab).

 

 

Middlesbrough: currently held by Andy Mcdonald (Lab)

Craig Baker (Ukip),

Simon Clarke (Con),

Hannah Grahm (Green),

Richard Kilpatrick (LD),

Andy McDonald (Lab).

 

Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland: currently held by Tom Blenkinsop (Lab)

Tom Blenkinsop (Lab),

Martin Brampton (Green),

Ben Gibson (LD),

Will Goodhand (Con),

Steve Turner (Ukip).

 

Redcar: vacant – Ian Swales (Lib Dem) standing down.

Christopher Gallacher (Ukip),

Philip Lockey (North East Party),

Josh Mason (LD),

Peter Pinkney (Green),

Anna Turley (Lab),

Jacob Young (Con).

 

Stockton North: currently held by Alex Cunningham (Lab)

Mandy Boylett (Ukip),

Alex Cunningham (Lab),

Christopher Daniels (Con),

Adrian Sycamore (LD),

John Tait (North East Party).

 

 

Stockton South: currently held by  James Wharton (Con)

Louise Baldock (Lab),

Drew Durning (LD),

Jacqui Lovell (Green),

Ted Strike (Ukip),

Steve Walmlsey (Ind Against Social Injustice),

James Wharton (Con).

UKIP’s Stockton South candidate criticised after suggesting storms were ‘God’s reply’ to gay marriage bill

A UKIP parliamentary candidate has been criticised after he made a comment online suggesting wild storms were “God’s reply” to gay marriage laws.

UKIP accused political rivals of “trawling Facebook” attempting to find material that could embarrass Ted Strike in the run up to the general election, as the post was made in 2013.

Mr Strike, who was selected by Nigel Farage’s party to stand in Stockton South, was forced to take down the post after the party launched an internal investigation.

His post read:

“Britain is being battered by storms yet again, not long after the worst storms in over 100 years, whilst I feel for those affected by these “Acts of God”, is it God’s reply to Cameron’s Coalition Government’s un-Godly change in the law on marriage?”

The post was made in 2013 after the same-sex marriage bill was passed in that July.

The first ceremonies were able to take place last year after the law came into force.

UKIP said the party took action and accused political opponents of attempting to find potentially embarrassing by Mr Strike, who has run for the Christian Party in the same constituency in 2010.

Facebook post by Ted Strike
Facebook post by Ted Strike

, Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Stockton South, said the post showed Mr Strike had “old-fashioned views”.

She added: “He is expressing out-of-date, out-of-touch and homophobic views.

“These are views from the 19th Century and it isn’t the way a modern parliamentarian who represents a diverse community should be speaking.”

James Wharton, the Conservative MP for Stockton South, said he had found Mr Strike to be a “decent person” but said the UKIP candidate should clarify his comment as soon as possible.

“There are many things I disagree with Ted on and this is a clear and unusual example of that,” he said.

“I am not sure why he felt the need to say such a thing but I’ve always found him a decent person when I’ve met him so I hope he is able to clarify his comments and they are not as first appears.”

> Well. good luck with that !

A UKIP spokesman said the post was from a long time ago.

He said: “After this posting on Christmas Eve 2013, it was investigated internally and the post was taken down.

“It does seem that there are those that spend more time trawling old Facebook posts rather than campaigning for a better Britain, that is a shame.”

> Thing is though, it may have been from a long time ago –  15 months actually – but has he changed his views ? I doubt it – he’ll just keep his mouth shut now.

Should he actually get elected, he’d still hold those views and, worse, might be in a position to try to force them onto the rest of us.

It’s better we should know about them in advance… though I suspect they’re not views that would lose him support among UKIP voters anyway.

Source – Sunday Sun, 15 Mar 2015

Stockton UKIP candidate refused pint in local pub over imposter’s bad review on TripAdvisor

A Teesside political candidate was left shocked when he was refused a pint in his local because of derogatory comments he was accused of posting on the internet.

Ted Strike, the UKIP candidate for Stockton South in next year’s general election, said that remarks posted on review site tripadvisor about the Beckfields pub in Ingleby Barwick were not made by him.

Under the moniker “TeddyStrike”, comments were posted which made false allegations of drug use at the pub and criticised food and beer.

But Mr Strike, who has been drinking in the pub since it opened 19 years ago, said: “I don’t know who has posted these comments online but by using my name and making disparaging remarks, it is an attempt to discredit me.

“I couldn’t be certain why but I think it is because I am a UKIP candidate.

“It has happened to me before.

“Last year, someone set up a Twitter account pretending to be me and I have never even used Twitter.”

 “The first I knew of these comments was when I went into the pub on Sunday night and was told I was barred but I managed to clear it up with them.

“I’ve informed police about it all.

“It’s not on.”

A spokesperson for The Beckfields  said: “The fraudulent post and false allegations made are being investigated by the police.

“We take responsible retailing seriously to ensure the safety of our customers and staff and have a zero tolerance approach to drugs.”

Cleveland Police confirmed that they have spoken to Mr Strike and said they would follow up on any further information they received.

Mr Strike has since tried to clear up the matter by posting his true review of the pub on tripadvisor, which is the biggest online review forum in the UK.

It is the second time this week that a UKIP candidate has claimed foul play over postings on the internet, after European election candidate Phillip Broughton said a video posted of him was taken “completely out of context”.

The Guido Fawkes political blog had knitted together video clips of Phillip, also an amateur wrestler, boasting about his income and mocking the poor while acting in character but he laughed it off and said that people would understand the context.

Source – Middlesbrough Evening Gazette   02 May 2014