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Lib Dems continue to split over Local Plan

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November 8, 2017
Lib Dems continue to split over Local Plan

Another councillor has resigned from Eastleigh’s ruling Liberal Democrat group over the direction of the Local Plan and has joined rebel councillors Steve Sollitt and Sarah Bain who who have been sitting as the Independent Liberal Democratic Group since resigning themselves in August. Cllr Mark Balaam who was elected in 2015 for Eastleigh Central...
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Councillor resigns from Eastleigh Council

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March 13, 2017
Councillor resigns from Eastleigh Council

Keith Trenchard, one of the three Liberal Democrat councillor’s who serves Eastleigh’s Central Ward has handed in his resignation today triggering a by-election which is likely to be held in May. Until recently Trenchard had been a managing director at local transport company Airlynx Express but he decided to leave to start up his...
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Tories ‘on way up’ as Mims wins in Eastleigh

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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:...
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Gove: Miliband attack was ‘shocking and personal’

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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...
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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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Shock Result in Eastleigh:Updated

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May 23, 2014

In the local elections Eastleigh’s ruling Liberal Democrats and their Conservative opposition have managed to hold on to all their seats after anticipated gains by an invigorated Ukip failed to materialise. Only 15 of the 45 seats were contested this year, so there was no prospect of a change of overall control of the...
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Ukip end election campaign in Eastleigh

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May 21, 2014


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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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It’s House vs House

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April 25, 2014
It’s House vs House

The Lib Dem leader of Eastleigh Council is facing an electoral challenge from a Ukip candidate with the same surname it has emerged with the declaration of candidates for the local borough and parish elections.
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Lib Dems hold Wildern in by-election

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February 16, 2014
Lib Dems hold Wildern in by-election

The Liberal Democrats have comfortably held on to Wildern ward in the Hedge End Town Council by-election on Thursday. Emma Norman polled 254 votes securing 45% of the vote. Conservative Jerry Hall came second with 101 votes and Ukip’s Michale O’Donaghue a close third with 99 votes. Just one vote separated the last two...
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Hostile Housing developments cause House a problem…

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October 31, 2013

Speaking at a special meeting of Eastleigh Borough Council this evening, the Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council reported on progress with the new local plan. Readers of Eastleigh News will recall that opposition to previous versions of the draft Local plan led to some political manoeuvering which saw the Woodhouse Lane site witheld by...
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Polls close in County Election

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May 2, 2013
Polls close in County Election

Polling has closed in today’s county elections, held throughout England and Wales. Twenty-seven county councils and seven unitary authorities have gone to the polls and in Eastleigh district all seven divisions are being contested – the winners will represent Eastleigh on Hampshire County council until 2017. At the moment conservatives’ hold 51 of Hampshire...
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Borough Council misleads taxpayers…

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March 13, 2013

With Council Tax bills dropping through letterboxes this morning, some householders in some parts of the Borough of Eastleigh are wondering how the Borough Council’s claim to have “frozen” Council Tax translates into in increase in their bills. Council Tax Bills being received in Hedge End today, showed a 1.9% increase in the Eastleigh...
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Police confirm investigation into political leaflets

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May 4, 2012
Blue Police Lamp

Hampshire Constabulary have confirmed to Eastleigh News that they are investigating a potential breach of electoral law after leaflets attacking the English Democratic Party were distributed in wards were two EDP candidates were standing for election. Leaflets bearing the imprint of the Unite against fascism party were found in Hiltingbury over the weekend. Hampshire...
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Ukip vote shows biggest rise

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May 4, 2012
Ukip vote shows biggest rise

While Eastleigh’s Liberal Democrats celebrate the elimination of the opposition Independent group by recapturing both their undefended seats, Eastleigh Ukip members are also celebrating progress of their own as their share of the vote increased for the third year running. In 2010 they polled 4%, in 2011 8% and this year a total of...
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