"In June 2017 Dr Haze stood for Parliament:
"In June 2017 Dr Haze stood for Parliament:
In this World of Horrors your country needs a Ringmaster.
In 2017 Dr Haze decided to stand as an independent candidate for
press button below to load a pop-out window and read the full manifesto
A Monster Manifesto or Improper gander?
So here is a little about Dr Haze and his beliefs.
‘I don’t think for a minute that I will get enough votes to become a member of Parliament but nor did I think Brexit would happen or that Donald Trump would become President of the United States, we live in a crazy world that could get crazier’.
Dr Haze Brighton Kemptown constituent.
In his words.
What I hate about political parties is the broken promises, the quotes in manifestos claiming ‘when we get elected we will do – whatever’. Of course this is a false claim as it is unlikely that anyone other than the Tories will win.
In that case, I intend to give you my views & what I would campaign for should I get elected, rather than promises or policies that I cannot possibly keep.
A little bit about Doktor Haze
I am Doktor Haze, most of you may know me more for my exploits with The Circus of Horrors, either on stuff like Britain s Got Talent or various other TV shows or performing live in numerous venues throughout the years.
I come from very humble beginnings, born in a circus, abandoned by my dad & left with my mum & our dog in a van in Wick, Scotland when I was 6 months old.
Reunited with my Dad and taught to fire eat in a circus ring at the age of 12. Leaving the circus to try and earn a living in a rock band before combining my theatrical upbringing with rock music & my other passion Horror to create the Circus of Horrors.
So why stand in Brighton
I travel all over the World with the Circus of Horrors but when the snap election was announced I realized I would be in Brighton during the election run in. Brighton has a lot of fond memories for me, it was the first City ‘The Circus of Horrors performed commercially back in 1995. We have been to the city many times since and aside from London ‘The Circus of Horrors have performed more in Brighton than anywhere else.
I also love the diversity of the city and the tolerance & understanding of other cultures & communities within Brighton, this is one of the issues that I will be campaigning for. It shouldn't matter what you look like, you should be accepted for what you are.
I have always been interested in politics, as a kid I campaigned for the Labour party & whilst doing so I met a Tory MP who was really nice so I changed allegiance. In the 1990’s I became good friends with Screaming Lord Sutch, leader of the Monster Raving Loony Party, he became a regular at The Circus of Horrors shows until his sad death. He always tried to persuade me to stand for Parliament and made me the Minster for Blood banks.
I have never been a member of any political party and I always declined Sutchy’s offer, that is until now, when I decided to stand as an independent or as I would prefer to call it an Alternative candidate for the constituency of Brighton Kemptown.
So here are a few of my views.
The NHS, affordable Housing & the Environment
All of these are huge topics and it goes without saying that extra money needs to be injected into these areas. Funding needs to be made available and this and could be found by increased Taxes, more borrowing or more cuts. None of which are ideal but it is essential that something is done, that is why it is imperative that a sensible Brexit is achieved, if we end up paying 60 to 100 billion pounds to leave the EU then this will only ad to our national debt and it is us, the British public who will end up paying for it or our public service’s would be cut.
I voted & indeed campaigned to remain in the European Union but I am also a firm believer in democracy and as the majority of the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU in last year’s referendum I have to accept that decision. What I am sick of though is all this talk of a hard Brexit or a soft Brexit or in some cases no Brexit. What we need now is a fair Brexit, it needs to be fair to the people of the United Kingdom, it needs to be fair to the foreign nationals who legally work and have made their home here. It needs to be equally fair to the British people working abroad. It also needs to be fair to the people of the European Union. I’m sure if we go into these discussions with fairness in mind we can achieve an amicable conclusion for all parties.
Immigration cannot end and it is foolish to believe it can, without foreign nationals the UK we would come to a standstill.
What is important is if people come to the UK they must have a job first & will not receive benefits.
This is something I have never agreed with, surly if a candidate is elected to represent a constituency then they should do so, they shouldn’t be told what to or not to vote for in Parliament. Politicians need to leave the behavior of children in the playground and stand by their own principles & the wishes of their constituents. So I would campaign to stop Party whips & if politicians want to use whips then do so in their bedrooms or in fetish clubs not the Houses of Parliament.
As you can see from my ‘party whips’ segment it is important that Quirkiness is celebrated and a few ‘daft’ things I would campaign for, let’s be honest I could campaign for a tax on Pasties but thanks to George Osborne that has already been done. So here goes.
I often see people walking down the road wearing band T-Shirts, you would consider that these are they’re favorite bands, in many cases this is not the case. Take Motorhead or Ramones T- Shirts, these are commonly worn. Don’t get me wrong I love Motorhead & the Ramones, but I fear that many people wearing these shirts often don’t even know what the band sound like. I would campaign for people wearing band T-Shirts to own at least 4 of the albums before they wore a t-shirt bearing the crest of the band.
The ultimate offence though would be if they wore a T-Rex t-shirt without owning 4 Marc Bolan albums, I love T-Rex and failure to comply would mean they are put into solitary confinement for 1 day & forced to listen to Abba.
Again this has a musical theme, how often do you see clubs claiming to have 70’s nights but then when you go in they are playing 70s disco & the dreaded Abba. The 70s was a great time for rock music, whether the Glam of T-Rex, David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Slade, The Sweet, Rod Stewart, then the brilliant metal bands, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and not forgetting the ground breaking Punk revolution with The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Damned, Elvis Costello etc. So if a club advertises a 70’s night they must play real 70s music.
Vampires are an endangered species please give blood
To encourage everyone to give blood I would offer an incentive, anyone who gives blood would get a free ticket to see the Circus of Horrors
Some might call it a ‘Coalition of Chaos’ others might think it’s bloody good sense.
In this World of Horrors your country needs a Ringmaster.
VOTE DOKTOR HAZE on JUNE 8th
"WITH SOME GREAT MEDIA COVERAGE AND A LOT OF CANVASSING:
"THE ODDS WERE IN...
AND THEY WERE GETTING BETTER!!
The Argus : Brighton & Hove | 22nd May | Original article : HERE
Circus star among independents to throw his hat in the ring for Kemptown
Reporter – Joel Adams
A CIRCUS ringmaster has declared his intention to stand for election as an “alternative” candidate in the General Election.
Doktor Haze, from the Circus of Horrors, will appear on the ballot paper in Brighton Kemptown on June 8.
Haze, real name John Hayes Mabley, said he decided to stand once he realised the election coincided with his show’s performances in Preston Park as part of the Brighton Festival.
“Brighton has a lot of fond memories for me, it was the first city The Circus of Horrors performed in commercially back in 1995.
“We have been to the city many times since and aside from London The Circus of Horrors has performed more times in Brighton than anywhere else.
“I also love the diversity of the city and the tolerance and understanding of other cultures and communities within Brighton. this is one of the issues I will be campaigning for.”
He has outlined his eclectic manifesto on his website, which includes:
He concludes: “Some might call it a ‘coalition of chaos’ others might think it’s just good sense.”
THE ARGUS : BRIGHTON & HOVE | 25th MAY | Original article : HERE
60 seconds with... Doktor Haze
REPORTER – THE TIMEOUT TEAM
Doktor Haze is the “undead ringmaster” and creator of The Circus of Horrors and a Parliamentary candidate for Brighton Kemptown.
What is your favourite place in Sussex?
Brighton of course. The Circus of Horrors performed its first commercial shows in Brighton then returned three years later to perform in Preston Park.
So coming back to Preston Park on May 27 and June 3 is great for me.
What do you love most about Sussex?
I love the diversity and tolerance of different people and cultures in Brighton, its the quirkiest place on Earth.
Plus it’s going to be hosting the quirkiest show on Earth when The Circus of Horrors arrives and hopefully it will vote for the quirkiest political candidate on Earth – Doktor Haze.
When I was 12 I left school and became a circus fire eater, which was great but I did miss out on formal education.
So I could have combined the two, school and fire (without setting the school on fire) that would be great.
What is your most valued possession?
I’ve got a 1970s’ Wurlitzer juke box that has 50 seven-inch singles on it. Each single is from the 70s, and 25 are T Rex. What makes it even better is I bought it in Brighton.
What is your biggest regret?
I wish I had started The Circus of Horrors earlier – if I knew then what I know now.
Also I regret not meeting Marc Bolan when I had the opportunity to.
What is your biggest fear?
What is your proudest achievement?
Taking The Circus of Horrors all over the world and touring for an amazing 22 years. People thought it wouldn’t last 22 weeks let alone 22 years.
Which five people (living or dead) would you invite to your fantasy dinner party?
Marc Bolan, Adolf Hitler, the Preston North End legend Tom Finney, Elvira Mistress of the Dark, the creation of American actress Cassandra Peterson, and PT Barnum.
I'm sure Marc Bolan would love PT Barnum and vice versa.
Tom Finney would be unassuming and would think he had walked into the Star Wars Bar.
God knows what Adolf Hitler would think of it.
THE STAGE | 24th MAY | Original article : HERE
Diary: Doktor Haze to fight political horrors in Brighton
REPORTER – TABARD
With Donald J Trump the sitting president of the United States, politics has descended far enough into a veritable circus of horrors (not counting the clowns standing for prime minister). But it would seem that Trump’s victory has only served to inspire a real-life Circus of Horrors to enter the political fray.
Tabard is, of course, referring to the rock horror Britain’s Got Talent act The Circus of Horrors, also known as Doktor Haze (or John Hayes Mabley to his mum), who is standing as an independent in Brighton Kemptown against Lib Dem, Labour and Tory candidates.
In his ‘monster manifesto’, Doktor Haze says he was inspired to stand by the broken promises and false claims of politicians gone by (I hear you Doktor).
Now, there’s not much about the arts in there, my friends, it’s got to be said, but he does want 1970s club nights to play “real” 1970s music – Alice Cooper, the Sex Pistols, Black Sabbath and strictly no Abba (so no votes from the cast of Mamma Mia!, then). There’s also some stuff about Brexit and party whips but there’s really no need to dwell on the trivial.
However, Doktor Haze’s political ambitions aside, once a performer, always a performer – you’ve got to hand it to him – because even in his manifesto, he is still trying to drum up audiences. Under his leadership, anyone that volunteers to give blood will get a free ticket to The Circus of Horrors. No rest for the wicked, eh?
THE GUARDIAN | Original article : HERE
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"When I decided to stand I thought it would be fun but I wouldn’t have a chance of winning, the bookies obviously agreed and were taking odds of 500 to 1, the same odds as for finding the Loch Ness monster.
"CIRCUS OF HORRORS : TURNING JAPANESE
In 2001 The Circus of Horrors were asked to perform in a brand new Arena at The Fuji Rock Festival in Japan.
The Palace of Wonder.
It was brilliant, we played alongside Oasis and Eminem to name but a few and we created a real stir as well as creating history by becoming the first UK Circus ever to appear in Japan.
It took a long 14 years before we were asked to return, we jumped at the chance and in 2015 we designed a new show, or 4 new shows, to be precise.
A round cage like structure which was originally made for an Emma Bunten video was transported to Japan and this became our new home for 3 days.
First we did a show in the 10,000 capacity Red Marquee, which is one of the biggest stages in Fuji and then for 3 days after, we did 4 different 15 minute shows between the bands performing on the stage.
It worked a treat, while the bands were changing over we were Rockin & Shockin in our cage right in the middle of the crowd.
I love Japan and I love the Japanese crowds, they certainly seem to love The Circus of Horrors.
We shared the bill with The Foo Fighters,
Muse & Motorhead, but the biggest thrill was meeting people who had seen us at the same Festival 14 years earlier, still wearing their COH T-Shirts and showing me picture's they had taken with me all those years ago.
"Circus of Horrors : Rocks Russia
For many years The Moscow State Circus had visited the UK, but never before had the roll been reversed - until now.
In October 2015 The Circus of Horrors continued it's tour of the world and created history by becoming the first UK circus to perform in Russia.
The 3700 capacity Stadium Live was to become home for Britain's greatest circus export for 5 fantastic days, a great rock venue in the heart of Moscow and promoted by our great friend Albert Arslanov.
To give you an idea of the scale of things, Korn played 1 night in the venue and The Prodigy 2 nights, so for us to do 5 was simply amazing.
There were LED posters the size of skyscrapers announcing our pending performances, the sides of buses adorned 'The Circus of Horrors logo and images.
This brilliant cultural metropolis was buzzing as we rolled into town.
We performed on loads of TV shows and their equivalent of Radio 1, on one occasion 6 TV crews turned up at our press call, then the inevitable happened, a Muscovite MP called for the show to be banned and asked how we were allowed to enter the country, brilliant another media frenzy ensued and the crowds at the shows got bigger and bigger - if the Sex Pistols ran a circus, this would be it!
Aside from the solitary MP, who of course had not seen the show, the crowds went wild from the beginning to the end and at the end of the shows we were getting mobbed by an awesome alternative Moscow audience.