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General Election 2010

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Foreign Secretary hits local campaign trail in Hedge End

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April 13, 2015
Foreign Secretary hits local campaign trail in Hedge End

Hedge End voters were surprised to see the Foreign Secretary Phil Hammond out and about canvassing in the town. The Conservative front bencher was campaigning in support of Jerry Hall who is the Conservaitve Candidate for St John’s Ward in the Borough Election and he was accompanied by Mims Davies who is hoping to...
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Ukip candidate under pressure following Twitter gaffe

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April 11, 2015
Ukip candidate under pressure following Twitter gaffe

Eastleigh’s Ukip election candidate has found herself in the media spotlight after a Twitter gaffe provoked a storm of protest on the social media network. Patricia Culligan has apologised for the offending tweet – since deleted – that erroneously suggested Liverpool Lib Dem candidate Paul Childs had ‘deliberately ‘ infected himself with HIV –...
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Minister learns about town’s traffic woes

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April 10, 2015
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. The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin visited Eastleigh this week to learn more about some the town’s traffic problems first hand – although the visit attracted the attention of placard carrying Ukip activists. McLouglin spoke to the Conservative candidate for Eastleigh Mims Davies, local Conservative councillors and members of the public about transport and...
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Greens call for more affordable housing in South East

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April 10, 2015
Greens call for more affordable housing in South East

Green MEP Keith Taylor was joined by the Green Party candidate for Eastleigh Ron Meldrum yesterday in Winchester for the launch of his new report into the house building shortage entitled: “Everyone knows we have a housing crisis: lets do something about it.” The report highlights a lack of local authority house building and...
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Paul backs Patricia for Eastleigh

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April 10, 2015
Paul backs Patricia for Eastleigh

Ukip’s second in command Paul Nuttall has visited Eastleigh for a meeting with local activists and voters at the town’s Railway Institute. The Ukip Deputy Leader told a packed hall that it would be much better for the UK if we could have a free trade agreement with the EU instead of a political...
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Eastleigh candidates announced for parliamentary and Local elections

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April 10, 2015
Eastleigh candidates announced for parliamentary and Local elections

Eastleigh’s candidates for the General Election and local Elections on May 7 have been announced meanwhile Parish and Town Council seats go uncontested
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It’s a three horse race…

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March 21, 2015
It’s a three horse race…

Mike Thornton – the current Liberal Democrat MP - will see if he can hold off a challenge from the Conservative candidate Mims Davies and Labour’s Mark Latham in the annual B&Q Eastleigh 10k Road Race.
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Local MPs react to Budget

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March 21, 2015
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Local MPs have given a mixed reaction to Chancellor’s George Osborne’s pre-election budget this week. Unsurprisingly, the Conservative MP for Winchester and Chandler’s Ford Steve Brine said he was ‘pleased’ by the positive news on the economy in the Chancellor’s statement and he highlighted the raising of the income tax threshold as “it will make...
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‘Coalition doesn’t make us Tories’ says top Lib Dem

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March 14, 2015
Norman Lamb and Mike Thornton

Top Lib Dem Minister, Norman Lamb has urged Labour voters in marginal seat Eastleigh to vote Lib Dem in the 2015 General Election
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Labour Launch General Election Campaign

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March 10, 2015
Labour Launch

Eastleigh’s Labour Party officially launched their election campaign this weekend and a good number of local activists turned out to support candidate Mark Latham. Also helping out was Southampton Itchen MP John Denham, who will be retiring from Parliament on March 30. Labour’s Leigh Road office has had an election facelift with new display...
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Conservatives support green power

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March 10, 2015
Chalcroft solar farm

As campaigning for the General Election begins to intensify it’s clear the Conservatives are absolutely determined to try and wrest Eastleigh back from the Liberal Democrats who first took the seat from them over twenty years ago. Business minister Matthew Hancock is the latest in a string of Conservative ministers to visit the constituency...
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Greens field candidate for MP

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March 4, 2015
Greens field candidate for MP

Ron Meldrum has been selected to stand as the Green Party candidate for Eastleigh. He has a degree from the University of Essex, runs his own business and is married with three children. Although he currently lives in Southampton, Eastleigh was his home for almost 30 years. He is only the second  Green Parliamentary...
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Ukip launch election campaign in town centre

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March 2, 2015
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It was smiles all round as Eastleigh Ukip launched their General Election campaign by opening a shop in the town centre. The Ukip candidate Patricia Culligan was on hand to cut the ribbon outside the premises in the Leigh Rd precinct that formerly served as the Co-Op travel agent before falling long term vacant....
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Candidate Profile: Labour’s Mark Latham

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March 2, 2015
Mark Latham with Lauren Clarke

Eastleigh Labour Party have so far it seems, been conducting a quiet “grassroots” campaign focusing on the doorstep in contrast to the resources the National party poured into the town during the 2013 by-election. This time round there has so far been little in the way of high profile visitors and stage-managed photo opportunities...
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Jobs Minister dismisses ‘part-time myth’

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January 24, 2015
Esther McVey (R) talks to staff at G W Martin watched by CEO Stuart Yalden and Mims Davies

Employment Minister Esther McVey has described claims that job growth is being fueled by part-time and temporary work as “scare stories” and “a myth.” The jobs Secretary was in town to record an episode of BBC Question Time and prior to the recording visited G W Martin engineering works accompanied by the Conservative candidate...
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