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General Election 2010

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Moorgreen Hospital Stakeholder Group Launched

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December 16, 2014
Moorgreen Hospital Stakeholder Group Launched

An energetic meeting took place at Moorgreen Hospital last week between various NHS service providers and campaigners. A third of the hospital site was transferred to the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) in April this year, for housing development, and a local campaign by Eastleigh Southern Parishes Health Action Group got over 2,200 signatures...
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Chancellor in surprise Botley visit

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December 13, 2014
Glen Lovell, Mims Daves, George Osborne

Botley was the surprise setting yesterday for the announcement of a new series of national savings bonds by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne The Chancellor was meeting a group of local pensioners in the newly opened Courtyard Bistro at Botley Mill, one of number start-up enterprises at the historic venue. The new bonds...
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Ex Mayor: ‘Leader thinks he is God Almighty’

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December 10, 2014
Ukip bus in council protest

A former mayor of Eastleigh has compared the Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council to “God Almighty’ saying “power has gone to head” after a small but determined group of Ukip activists staged a protest demo outside the civic offices yesterday (Tuesday 9 Dec). The protestors called on EBC Leader Cllr Keith House to break...
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Hedge End councillor resigns

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December 3, 2014
Hedge End councillor resigns

Jenny Hughes the Hedge End Liberal Democrat Councillor has resigned both her borough and town council seat. Cllr Hughes co-represented Wildern ward (along with Council Leader Keith House) and Shamblehurst ward on Hedge End Town Council. Last April Cllr Peter Hughes – Jenny Hughes’s partner and Lib Dem- stood down for unspecified reasons having...
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Conservative candidate hits out at ‘complacent’ Lib Dems

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September 21, 2014
Mims Davies canvassing team

The Eastleigh Conservative candidate for the 2015 general election, Mims Davies, has kicked off her campaign with a swipe at Eastleigh’s Liberal Democrat administration, describing MP Mike Thornton as “no great shakes” and Council Leader Keith House as “incredibly complacent” accusing them of  “taking voters for granted.” In an interview Davies told Eastleigh News...
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Ukip Candidate: The Future is Purple

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September 13, 2014
Culligan

We were once told ‘the future is orange’ but Ukip’s new candidate for Eastleigh, Patricia Culligan, predicts it will be purple in 2015. Last week the businesswoman and mum of three was selected by Eastleigh Ukip members to go one better than Diane James in the 2013 by-election when Ukip came a close second....
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Latest Poll: Lib Dems will hold Eastleigh

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June 21, 2014
Latest Poll: Lib Dems will hold Eastleigh

A new opinion poll showing Eastleigh’s voter intentions in 2015 General Election suggests that the Liberal Democrat MP Mike Thornton will comfortably hold onto his seat. The poll sponsored by Lord Ashcroft looked at 17 constituencies that were Conservative/ Lib Dem marginal seats in 2010 – although in the 2013 Eastleigh by-election it was...
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Farage: Goodbye Nick!

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May 27, 2014
Farage Euro count

Nigel Farage sang 'goodbye' to the Lib Dems at the South East Euro election declaration at Southampton Guildhall on Sunday which saw Ukip come first nationally and regionally while the Lib Dems lost all but one of their MEPs and were outpolled by the Green Party.
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Ukip end election campaign in Eastleigh

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May 21, 2014
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UPDATE: Ukip county councillor held in assault probe

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May 15, 2014
UPDATE: Ukip county councillor held in assault probe

Police investigating an alleged assault have arrested the Deputy Leader of the Ukip group on Hampshire County Council. Cllr Tony Hooke, who is the councilor for Andover South, was arrested yesterday in connection with an alleged incident at Portsmouth Guildhall during the launch of Ukip’s South East European Election campaign on April 28. The...
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Farage to hold public meeting at Fleming Park

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May 14, 2014
Farage to hold public meeting at Fleming Park

Ukip leader Nigel Farage will be speaking at a public meeting at Fleming Park in Eastleigh on Tuesday May 20 – just two days before the country goes to the polls in the European and local elections. Farage is currently one of Eastleigh’s regional MEP’s and the meeting is to rally support for both...
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Poll sees Greens overtake Lib Dems

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May 4, 2014
Poll sees Greens overtake Lib Dems

  The Green Party have pushed the Liberal Democrats into fifth place according to a survey for this month’s European elections, reports The Sunday Times  on its front page today. A YouGov poll for The Sunday Times finds 8% support for the Greens in the Euro elections, one point ahead of the Lib Dems. The newspaper says...
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UKIP: Cameron will not deliver a referendum

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May 4, 2014
Eastleigh UKIP chairman, Glynn  Davies Dear, gets the meeting started by introducing MEP candidates Diane James (left) and Barry Connor

At a public meeting in Eastleigh, UKIP MEP candidate Diane James has said that the Liberal Democrats are “talking nonsense” and has explained why she thinks that the Conservatives will not deliver an in/out referendum in 2017. The meeting, which was organised by UKIP’s Eastleigh branch and was staged at The Pavillion on the...
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Seriously ill may have further to travel

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May 1, 2014
Seriously ill may have further to travel

Seriously ill patients from Eastleigh, suffering from acute medical emergencies like stroke or heart attack, will have to travel further for treatment in future under proposals being considered by Hampshire Hospitals the Chief Executive has confirmed. Plans are being drawn up to relocate major trauma services away from the Royal Hants County Hospital in...
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“Local people not politics” says Dan

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April 30, 2014
“Local people not politics” says Dan

  Dan Brain, Conservative candidate for Eastleigh South is using his election campaign to highlight his view that modern local politics is in danger of losing sight of its true purpose in representing local people. Dan explains: “Over the last few years reading the political literature landing on my mat it was clear that...
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