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Posts Tagged ‘ General Election 2010 ’

Fees Fiasco Sinks Lib Dems

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December 12, 2010
Fees Fiasco Sinks Lib Dems

The ongoing furore over tution fees has damaged Lib Dem standing in the polls. Following last week’s vote on tuition fees which was passed with the support of Lib Dem ministers – with the notable exception of Chris Huhne – two polls just published indicate that support for Liberal Democrats has halved. A poll...
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Chris Huhne in Affair Shock

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June 20, 2010
Chris Huhne in Affair Shock

Eastleigh has been rocked by the news that the towns newly re-elected MP and government front bencher Chris Huhne is to leave his wife of 26 years, the Greek born economist Vicky Pryce for his former campaign press officer Carina Trimmingham. The News of the World has reported Mr Huhne as saying “I am...
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The Sunday Sermon…

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May 16, 2010
The Sunday Sermon…

While walking down the street one day a Member of Parliament is tragically hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance. ‘Welcome to heaven,’ says St. Peter. ‘Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high...
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Con Dem Nation

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May 15, 2010
Con Dem Nation

‘Judas’. That was the verdict delivered by a Labour voter on the community website ‘Hedgeendpeople’ on the news that Eastleigh’s re-elected MP Chris Huhne had negotiated himself a position in the Conservative cabinet as Energy Secretary. Faced with defending a majority of only 568, Eastleigh’s Liberal Democrats had campaigned hard to encourage tactical voting...
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Eastleigh Election Round Up

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May 7, 2010
Eastleigh Election Round Up

Chris Huhne is now in London taking part in talks to try and form a government between the Liberal Democrats and the Conservative Party. Earlier on Friday morning he had secured re-election as MP for Eastleigh with an increased majority while Liberal Democrats in the neighbouring constituencies of Romsey and Winchester lost to the...
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Huhne Wins!

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May 7, 2010
Huhne Wins!

Chris Huhne has held Eastleigh with a convincing win – increasing his majority by about 3500. Despite coming second Maria Hutchings also increased the Conservative vote by 2500. This would have been enough to overturn the 530 defecit last time out – and the conservatives certainly felt they had done enough to win outright...
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Dave Stone – Your Local Choice

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May 6, 2010
Dave Stone – Your Local Choice

During this campaign two burning issues have gripped the two main parties contesting this seat. Firstly, which party was it that had the temerity to suggest the Towns housing crisis – with 5000 people on the local housing list – could be solved by building 6000 homes on a golf course at Boorley Green...
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Hot air on Climate Change

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May 1, 2010
Hot air on Climate Change

About 40 people were at Barton Peveril College Friday evening for a specially arranged hustings on behalf of the ‘Ask the Climate Question’ campaign. A number of organisations including Christian Aid, Greenpeace and Oxfam have organised the series of hustings to give voters a chance to hear local candidate’s views on climate change. Chris...
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Two out of three ain’t bad

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April 30, 2010
Two out of three ain’t bad

Sky News award winning special correspondent David Bowden has been spotted on the streets of Eastleigh out in search of Leo Barraclough the Brighton based Labour party candidate for Eastleigh. Eastleigh News bumped into David and his team who were filming in Market Street Tuesday morning. They were shooting sequences for their election coverage...
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Local councillor to stand for Parliament

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April 28, 2010
Local councillor to stand for Parliament

UKIP’s first elected councillor in Hampshire, Hugh McGuinness, is to stand for Parliament in the constituency of East Hampshire. The Chairman of the Eastleigh branch of UKIP is also a parish councillor for Fair Oak and Horton Heath where he was the only member of the council to vote against the renaming of the...
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Hutchings: ‘Lib Dems soft on Crime’

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April 24, 2010
Hutchings: ‘Lib Dems soft on Crime’

The Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman, Chris Huhne, has been attacked by Tory candidate Maria Hutchings as “soft on crime” during a live debate at Fleming Park. “The Liberal Democrats are very soft on crime” Ms Hutchings claimed in the debate on law and order broadcast by BBC Radio Solent. “They are talking about...
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Minority Candidates fail to impress in Waltham Chase

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April 23, 2010
Minority Candidates fail to impress in Waltham Chase

“They’re charming people, but they’re eccentrics” was the verdict of barrister Peter Herrity on the three minority candidates standing in the newly created constituency of Meon Valley. The last hustings of the campaign at Waltham Chase saw 150 people come to the Methodist Chapel to hear all six candidates. However, when English Democrat candidate...
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On the Stump with Chris & Co

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April 21, 2010
On the Stump with Chris & Co

When I met up with Chris Huhne’s team on Saturday morning the full effect of what ITN had described as a ‘political earthquake’ had not yet fully sunk into public consciousness. The previous day, following the televised debate, while Chris Huhne was making his way back from Manchester, a clearly shell shocked Gordon Brown...
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Full list of Election Candidates released

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April 20, 2010
Full list of Election Candidates released

A full list of candidates standing in the General Election on May 6th for the constituency of Eastleigh has been published today. The list now includes an independent candidate, a replacement candidate for withdrawn English Democrat candidate Malcolm Moore and a candidate from the ‘National Liberal Party’ who are expressly standing in an attempt...
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It’s a Man’s World in Cowplain

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April 16, 2010
It’s a Man’s World in Cowplain

“Women have a say, we also have a vote” candidates were sharply reminded at the end of an otherwise lacklustre hustings in Cowplain, part of the newly created, largely rural constituency of Meon Valley. Lyn Palmer, a local community activist interrupted the chairman’s winding up speech to point out that all the questions that...
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