Political blogger Guido Fawkes has reported that the Conservative party plan to send a team of 2000 party activists this Sunday, two days after the town’s Lib Dem MP Chris Huhne is due to appear in court alongside his former wife to answer charges of perverting the course of justice.
A spokesperson for Eastleigh Conservatives insisted said the surge in activists was solely in connection with the forthcoming local elections and not because they anticipated Mr Huhne might be convicted anf there being a possible by-election.
“It’s just a coincidence that we running this over the weekend, it was all arranged before Chris Huhne had trial date set.
“This just for the 2012 local elections. We are out to win seats”
Mr Huhne will be appearing at Stratford Crown Court this Friday March 2.
A local Labour party activist remarked:
“During the General Election campaign Huhne promised at the Holy Cross and Barton Peveril hustings to recall himself should anything like this happen to him.”
Guido Fawkes: Tories organise Huhne blitz