Category: Conservative

“Local people not politics” says Dan

  Dan Brain, Conservative candidate for Eastleigh South is using his election campaign to highlight his view that modern local politics is in danger of losing sight of its true purpose in representing local people. Dan explains: “Over the last few years reading the political literature landing on my mat it was clear that much…

Ukip policies “anti working class” says Labour MEP candidate

  Ukip policies “are directly against working class people” according to South East Labour MEP candidate Anneliese Dodds. Dodds, who was speaking at a European Elections husting’s organised by Eastleigh Southern Parishes Older Peoples Forum explained: “They (Ukip) say working class people should pay the same rate of tax as the richest millionaires they say…

Eastleigh loses its first MP

Eastleigh’s longest serving Member of Parliament Sir David Price died last week aged 89. He was MP for Eastleigh for 37 years from 1955 – 1992. He was knighted in 1980. Mayor of Eastleigh Cllr Malcolm Cross said in a statement: “We were all very sad to hear of the death of Sir David Price.…

Tory candidate resigns

The Deputy Chairman (political) of Eastleigh Conservative Association has resigned form the party claiming it no longer reflects his conservative values. Michael Read  is a 72 year-old veteran activist who was due to contest the Eastleigh Central ward in the May local elections, has cited a ‘disconnect’ between the party hierarchy and its grassroots and…

By-election called for February 28

  The Liberal Democrats have announced that Eastleigh will go to the polls to select their next MP on February 28 – just over three weeks time. The Lib Dems could have taken up to three months but party bosses have decided to go for a short sharp campaign – possibly one of the shortest…

Upset for Local Plan in Botley and Stoneham

  Doubts over Eastleigh Borough Council’s ability to deliver part of their Local Plan have emerged today after County Council Leader Ken Thornber confirmed that HCC would not be releasing land they own at Woodhouse Lane for a new 1,000 home development and that it would not support the construction of any more than 300…

Eastleigh Ukip : We won’t stand aside for Maria

  Eastleigh Ukip members have angrily rejected a suggestion from Conservative big wigs that the two parties should form an electoral pact in the next general election Conservative  vice-chairman Michael Fabricant, has proposed the Euro sceptic  party should  stand aside in 2015 in return for an ‘in-out’ referendum on EU membership arguing that the  deal…

Fireworks at Parish Council meeting

There were fireworks at Monday night’s meeting of the Chandler’s Ford Parish Council (November 5) after Councillor David Pragnell refused to apologise to the council auditor. At a previous meeting of the Parish Council Cllr Pragnell had been referred to the Standards Monitoring Officer over an article he had published in a newsletter entitled: “Auditor…

Olson “disappointed” on Rec debate move

Councillors arriving for last nights Full Council meeting were being tight lipped when asked for their thoughts on a Conservative motion to protect the Town’s Leigh Road Recreation from any future development. Local residents had concerns after Area Committee members had indicated support for a  plan from Sainsbury’s to build on the rec and the Borough planning department  had recommended  it should be…

Lib Dem’s stay-away Councillors

Liberal Democrat Councillors have failed to show up for Chandler’s Ford Parish Council Meeting for the second time this year. Out of 18 Parish Councillors, nine of the eleven ruling Conservatives turned up but all seven members of the opposition –  six members of the Lib Dem group and the single Labour member – stayed…

Ukip vote shows biggest rise

While Eastleigh’s Liberal Democrats celebrate the elimination of the opposition Independent group by recapturing both their undefended seats, Eastleigh Ukip members are also celebrating progress of their own as their share of the vote increased for the third year running. In 2010 they polled 4%, in 2011 8% and this year a total of 2876…

Lib Dem steamroller wins back seats

Eastleigh’s ruling Liberal Democrats tightened their vice like grip on the Town last night by regaining the two seats  they had lost to defectors who had turned Independent. In a night, which consisted largely of a series of anti-climaxes, ward after ward tumbled to the Lib Dem party machine leaving them in control of 40…

Eastleigh goes to the Polls

Eastleigh goes to polls today. Polling stations opened their doors at 7 am on a dismal day. With only 15 of the 44 seats being contested and with a 34 seat majority in the Council Chamber Liberal Democrats are unlikely to lose their vice like grip on Eastleigh while the main Conservative opposition group have…

Liars! Tory council boss threatens Lib Dems

Ken Thornber, the Conservative Leader of Hampshire County Council, has called on local Lib Dems to withdraw ‘untrue statements’ about the County Council printed in election leaflets being circulated by Lib Dems’ in Botley and Hedge End. The Lib Dems have been distributing a newspaper style leaflet called ‘The Voice’ and  under a headline entitled…

BNP more popular than Lib Dems?

An online poll suggests Eastleigh residents are most in tune with Labour party policy and would  prefer to vote BNP rather than Lib Dem – even though there are no BNP candidates actually standing. Lib Dems come bottom of the poll in intriguing result from the website  Vote for Policies  which is trying to encourage voters…