Joe Lyons

Community Reporter for Eastleigh News

Lib Dems consolidate hold on Eastleigh

Conservatives now smallest party after losing two seats. Independents hold Bishopstoke and become the second party. Eastleigh’s Liberal Democrats have successfully defended all their seats and won two seats from the Conservatives to consolidate their control of the council in yesterday’s Local Elections (May 2). The Conservatives are now the third and smallest party on…

Lib Dem majority: ‘Not healthy for Democracy’

Labour candidate in Thursday’s local election highlights air quality and transport issues in Borough A Labour candidate in next weeks Local Election has described Liberal Democrat dominated Local Area Committee’s as “not healthy for democracy.” Joshua Constable is standing for Labour in Eastleigh Central Ward where currently all three councillors are Lib Dem. Central Ward’s…

‘The apathy party always wins’

Conservative candidate tells Eastleigh News that Lib Dem success is down to voter apathy residents could pay the price for council borrowing. A Conservative candidate in next weeks local elections says Lib Dem success in the Borough is down to a lack of interest on the part of voters. Councillor Steve Broomfield is defending the Fair…

Local Election 2019 Preview

What are local council elections? This week on May 2, the Borough goes to the polls to elect a councillor in thirteen of the borough’s wards. Eastleigh News explains the ins and outs of local elections and focuses on specific issues that face the borough. We spoke to ADD a campaign group that are opposed to…

Friday deadline for voter registration

Councillors up for re-election after one yearOn Thursday 2 May Eastleigh Borough Council elections will take place in all areas, except Botley. This Friday is the last day for voters to register if they want vote in person. The deadline to register for a postal vote is 5 pm Wednesday 24 April. Last year there was…