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Posts Tagged ‘ Eastleigh by-election ’

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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Voting well underway in three way fight

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February 28, 2013

  Voting is well underway in the Eastleigh by-election and weeks of crouching behind the sofa and slaloming politicians and their minions in the town centre is soon to come to an end. In  a few hours we should know who the successor is to disgraced Lib Dem MP Chris Huhne. This evening bookies...
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Sub-station explosion knocks town trade

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February 28, 2013

  An explosion at town centre electricity sub-station on Tuesday night forced businesses around Leigh Road to clse yesterday. The substation was located in the Sainsbury’s complex and the blast was felt by customers in the adjoining Leo leisure Bingo hall. The Ukip HQ on Market street was affected and they had to hire...
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Give Peace a Chance

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February 21, 2013
Give Peace a Chance

Jim Duggan of the Peace Party was campaigning in Eastleigh today and Matthew Myatt managed to have a chat to learn more about their manifesto.  
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Thornton: I won’t give up my council seat

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February 21, 2013
Thornton: I won’t give up my council seat

  Lib Dem candidate Mike Thornton has revealed that if he won the by-election he would not give up his seat as a borough councillor representing Bishopstoke West. The bookies  odds-on favourite to win Chris Huhne’s old seat was talking to journalists at the Ageas Bowl on Tuesday when Eastleigh News asked about his...
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Hutchings swings her hustings handbag

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February 20, 2013
Hutchings swings her hustings handbag

    Conservative candidate Maria Hutching’s came out of her corner fighting on Sunday to confront Lib Dem front runner Mike Thornton over claims that he is campaigning to protect local countryside from development. Polls are suggesting the election is a two horse race between Thornton and Hutchings and the two rivals were joined...
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Former Eastleigh Mayor joins Ukip

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February 20, 2013
Former Eastleigh Mayor joins Ukip

A former Lib Dem Mayor of Eastleigh Glynn Davies-Dear has signed up to Ukip along with with a fellow ex Liberal Democrat and former councillor Andy Moore. The two men both resigned from the Liberal Democrats in 2011 after news of MP Chris Huhne’s adultery broke. At the time Mr Davies-Dear had said Chris...
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Milliband attacks cost of living in Eastleigh

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February 18, 2013
Milliband attacks cost of living in Eastleigh

Opposition Leader Ed Milliband has described the main issue in the Eastleigh by-election as high living costs while in town on Saturday to support the Labour candidate John’O’Farrell and to announce that the Labour Party would be calling for a commons vote on their proposed Mansion Tax before the by-election on February 28. The...
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Ex Lib Dem stands for English Democrats

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February 17, 2013

    A former Liberal Democrat constituency party chairman and election agent has been selected as the English Democrat candidate for the Eastleigh by-election. Michael Walters is the English Democrats current Kent County chairman, and previously contested Dover for the ED in the 2010 General Election. Michael claims he left the Lib Dems in 2002 after being...
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Loonies: Rename Airport after Benny Hill

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February 16, 2013
Southampton Airport

Howling Laud Hope – the Monster Raving Looney william Hill party candidate was in town today distributing leaflets and campaigning to rename Southampton International Airport after Benny Hill. Matthew Myatt investigates…  
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O’Farrell warns: “Don’t get fooled again”

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February 16, 2013
O’Farrell warns: “Don’t get fooled again”

Eastleigh Labour candidate John O’Farrell has warned Labour swing voters who helped Chris Huhne increase his majority in 2010 “Don’t get fooled again” The scriptwriter and novelist had popped into Artisans Coffee house to have a chat with Eastleigh News about his campaign and seemed buoyed up by the sight of the bookies odds...
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Dave tells Maria “You can do it”

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February 15, 2013

    The Prime Minister paid a flying visit to Eastleigh yesterday when he dropped into the B&Q headquarters in support of Maria Hutchings by-election campaign. It had been known that the PM was planning a visit to the constituency but the exact destination was kept a secret until the last minute. The retail...
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Fourteen Candidates to stand in Eastleigh By-Election

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February 13, 2013
Elvis loves pets

It has been announced that there will be fourteen candidates to choose from in the Eastleigh by-election on February 28 after the deadline for applications passed at 4pm Candidates have to deposit £500 with the returning officer. This is returned to them if they gain 5% of the votes cast. The purpose of the...
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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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Thornton praises Pupil Premium

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February 13, 2013

Liberal Democrat candidate for Eastleigh, Mike Thornton today joined campaigners to praise the Pupil Premium, a cash investment in schools to give Eastleigh pupils a fair start in life. The Liberal Democrat policy has already: Put an extra £1.7m into Eastleigh’s local schools, which targets money at the most disadvantaged children, raising standards for      everyone...
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