Category: General Election 2010

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Lib Dem majority: ‘Not healthy for Democracy’

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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…

Rapist Ex-Councillor gets 17 years

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A former chair of Bursledon Parish Council, who opposed the introduction of child safe-guarding measures at the village community centre, has been sentenced to a total of 17 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty to historic charges of rape and multiple charges involving indecent assaults on children. Appearing at Southampton Crown Court, Mark McCormick,…

Eastleigh: Crime up 31% charges down 21% as Police close front office

Eastleigh Police station

Hampshire Constabulary have announced that Eastleigh Police Station will be closed to the public from tomorrow, Monday (May 21) and that Portswood Police Station will the nearest station open for personal enquiries – a 1 hour 14 minute walk away. The closure comes as research undertaken by BBC TV news programme Panorama revealed last week…

Mayor and Deputy quit Lib Dems over Local Plan


Eastleigh’s Mayor and Deputy Mayor have both quit the council’s ruling Liberal Democrat Group over Local Plan concerns. The Mayor, Councillor Maureen Sollitt and her deputy Cllr Chris Thomas have joined three other rebel councillors who form the  Independent Liberal Democratic group led by Cllr Steve Sollitt – the Mayor’s son. The move means that…