Welcome to Eastleigh News

You can change this text in the options panel in the admin

Eastleigh's only independent online news site

Member Login
Lost your password?
Not a member yet? Sign Up!

Local Politics

Eastleigh Elvis candidate hangs up jumpsuit

By
January 8, 2017
Eastleigh Elvis candidate hangs up jumpsuit

  One of the more colourful candidates in Eastleigh’s 2013 by-election has announced he will no longer contest elections  the Nottingham Post has reported. Following the resignation of disgraced MP Chris Huhne, David Bishop stood in the landmark by-election for the Elvis Loves Pets party on a platform that promised “free neutering for Cats...
Read More »

Hedge End Wildern By-election Result

By
December 23, 2016
Hedge End Wildern By-election Result

Hedge End Wildern By-election Result Last night the Liberal Democrats won the Borough and Town Council By-elections for the Hedge End Wildern Ward following the resignation of Cllr Emma Norman. The results of the Hedge End Wildern By-Election were BURCOMBE-FILER, Ben Conservative Party 263 CORBEN, Ian Howard Liberal Democrat 672 Elected CROW, Terence Henry...
Read More »

Local MPs ‘delighted’ with budget

By
March 18, 2016
Local MPs ‘delighted’ with budget

Eastleigh’s MP’s say they are “delighted” with Chancellor George Osborne’s latest budget which details support for major projects in the area. The Borough’s two Conservative MPs, Mims Davies, the MP for Eastleigh and Steve Brine the MP for Winchester and Chandler’s Ford spoke to Eastleigh News on College Green,  outside the Houses of Parliament...
Read More »

Tories ‘on way up’ as Mims wins in Eastleigh

By
May 18, 2015
New MP Mims Davies and Newly elected Councillor Jerry Hall celebrate

Godfrey Olson, the Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council’s Conservative Group has declared that the party is ‘on the way up’ after Mims Davies became the constituency’s first female MP in the General Election and the Conservatives took two borough council seats. The result in the General Election was as follows: Eastleigh General Election 2015:...
Read More »

Former local Ukip candidate ‘comes home’ to the Tories

By
May 6, 2015
Former local Ukip candidate ‘comes home’ to the Tories

A former Conservative council candidate who defected to Ukip last year and then stood for the Eurosceptic’s in the Borough elections has flip-flopped again and rejoined the party he previously described as “out of touch” and “too far to the left.” Michael Read had been a life long member of the Conservative party and has...
Read More »

Election rivals back Dutton Lane residents

By
May 4, 2015
Election rivals back Dutton Lane residents

Labour and Conservative candidates have put aside their campaign rivalry and given cross party backing to a petition for new traffic lights at a dangerous road junction. Both the Eastleigh Conservative Parliamentary Candidate Mims Davies and Labour Candidate Mark Latham, along with Local Labour party Borough Candidate Eileen Marks and Conservative Central ward candidate...
Read More »

Tory top brass keep up pressure

By
May 4, 2015
Tory top brass keep up pressure

The conservative campaign in Eastleigh is still drawing in the big guns. Former party leader William Hague has been canvassing in Hedge End followed the day after by the Defence Secretary Michael Fallon. In an interview at the Hedge End Conservative Club, William Hague told me these high profile visits were a measure of the...
Read More »

Beer and Baccy seek tax boost for pubs and OAPs

By
May 4, 2015

Ray Hall the Beer, Baccy and Scratchings party candidate brought his Election campaign to the Town Centre last week. Hall accompanied by his campaign manager – local blogger and citizen journalist Ray Turner – have been leafteing around the clock to get the fledgling party’s manifesto through as many doors as possible. Recently Ray...
Read More »

Gove: Miliband attack was ‘shocking and personal’

By
April 25, 2015

Gove on Milliband from Eastleigh News on Vimeo. Conservative Chief Whip Michael Gove has hit back at Ed Miliband’s criticism of Tory policy in Libya. While campaigning in Eastleigh yesterday Gove told Eastleigh News that the Labour leader had tried ‘pin the blame’ for recent migrant deaths in the Mediterranean on David Cameron “in...
Read More »

Paul backs Patricia for Eastleigh

By
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...
Read More »

Eastleigh candidates announced for parliamentary and Local elections

By
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
Read More »

‘Coalition doesn’t make us Tories’ says top Lib Dem

By
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
Read More »

Labour Launch General Election Campaign

By
March 10, 2015

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...
Read More »

Conservatives support green power

By
March 10, 2015

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...
Read More »

Electoral Commission ban ‘Crumpet’ party

By
March 3, 2015
Electoral Commission ban ‘Crumpet’ party

Eastleigh voters will have one less choice on their ballot papers on polling day after the Electoral Commission decided that The Beer,Baccy and Crumpet is simply too rude for the General Election. Ray Hall, the leader of the fringe party has received a letter  from the commission informing him that the word ‘Crumpet’ is...
Read More »

Search Eastleigh News

Subscribe to Eastleigh News

Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.

Video Reports

Eastleigh News Archive