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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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Chancellor’s Chickenhall Lane election pledge

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May 6, 2015

The Conservatives have promised to deliver vital road improvements for Eastleigh if they are re-elected with an outright majority. Chancellor George Osborne has announced funding for a Botley by-pass and a new Chickenhall Lane link road to alleviate congestion and pollution in the town – two key projects that have been under discussion for...
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Former local Ukip candidate ‘comes home’ to the Tories

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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...
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Tory top brass keep up pressure

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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...
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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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Minister learns about town’s traffic woes

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April 10, 2015

. 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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‘I don’t live in Gatwick!’ insists Tory candidate

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March 16, 2015
Mims Davies,Eastleigh

The Conservative candidate for Eastleigh Mims Davies has hit back at stories being circulated that she lives near Gatwick
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Conservatives support green power

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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...
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Eastleigh loses its first MP

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February 8, 2014
Eastleigh loses its first MP

Eastleigh’s longest serving Member of Parliament Sir David Price died last week aged 89. He was MP for Eastleigh for 37 years from 1955 – 1992. He was knighted in 1980. Mayor of Eastleigh Cllr Malcolm Cross said in a statement: “We were all very sad to hear of the death of Sir David...
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Hutchings: I was never gagged

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March 12, 2013
Hutchings: I was never gagged

Exclusive Maria Hutchings first post Eastleighby-election interview
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Chancellor slams local development plans

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February 13, 2013

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne as added his voice to the row over the Council’s housing plans for Eastleigh by saying that they are in the ‘wrong areas’. The Chancellor was speaking as he accompanied Conservative party Candidate Maria Hutchings around the Prysmian factory in Bishopstoke. By-election Lib Dem rival...
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Eric slates Lib Dem Council Tax plans

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February 11, 2013
Eric slates Lib Dem Council Tax plans

  Eric Pickles has warned the people of Eastleigh not to vote for a Liberal Democrat who could hold David Cameron back from doing the right thing for hard-working families in Britain. Responding to questions from the media about reported Liberal Democrat plans for higher council tax bands, the Communities Secretary said: ‘The people...
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Fireworks at Parish Council meeting

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November 8, 2012
Fireworks at Parish Council meeting

There were fireworks at Monday night’s meeting of the Chandler’s Ford Parish Council (November 5) after Councillor David Pragnell refused to apologise to the council auditor. At a previous meeting of the Parish Council Cllr Pragnell had been referred to the Standards Monitoring Officer over an article he had published in a newsletter entitled:...
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Lib Dem’s stay-away Councillors

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October 9, 2012
Lib Dem’s stay-away Councillors

Liberal Democrat Councillors have failed to show up for Chandler’s Ford Parish Council Meeting for the second time this year. Out of 18 Parish Councillors, nine of the eleven ruling Conservatives turned up but all seven members of the opposition –  six members of the Lib Dem group and the single Labour member –...
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The Tory not-so-secret campaign HQ

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March 26, 2012

Eastleigh’s Conservatives have been setting up a ‘secret’ campaign operations room, anticipating the possibility of a by-election campaign in the Eastleigh Constituency Eastleigh News has learnt from several sources. Over the last few weeks, the Conservatives have refurbished an office at the Southern Parishes Conservative Club in Hedge End, replacing old furniture, installing new equipment & phone...
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