Category: Labour

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…

Local MPs ‘delighted’ with budget

Eastleigh’s MP’s say they are “delighted” with Chancellor George Osborne’s latest budget which details support for major projects in the area. The Borough’s two Conservative MPs, Mims Davies, the MP for Eastleigh and Steve Brine the MP for Winchester and Chandler’s Ford spoke to Eastleigh News on College Green,  outside the Houses of Parliament  straight…

Tories ‘on way up’ as Mims wins in Eastleigh

New MP Mims Davies and Newly elected Councillor Jerry Hall celebrate

Godfrey Olson, the Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council’s Conservative Group has declared that the party is ‘on the way up’ after Mims Davies became the constituency’s first female MP in the General Election and the Conservatives took two borough council seats. The result in the General Election was as follows: Eastleigh General Election 2015: Party…

It’s a three horse race…

Mike Thornton – the current Liberal Democrat MP – will see if he can hold off a challenge from the Conservative candidate Mims Davies and Labour’s Mark Latham in the annual B&Q Eastleigh 10k Road Race.

Local MPs react to Budget

Houses of Parliament ©RD Films

Local MPs have given a mixed reaction to Chancellor’s George Osborne’s pre-election budget this week. Unsurprisingly, the Conservative MP for Winchester and Chandler’s Ford Steve Brine said he was ‘pleased’ by the positive news on the economy in the Chancellor’s statement and he highlighted the raising of the income tax threshold as “it will make a…

Labour Launch General Election Campaign

Eastleigh’s Labour Party officially launched their election campaign this weekend and a good number of local activists turned out to support candidate Mark Latham. Also helping out was Southampton Itchen MP John Denham, who will be retiring from Parliament on March 30. Labour’s Leigh Road office has had an election facelift with new display sinage…

Candidate Profile: Labour’s Mark Latham

Eastleigh Labour Party have so far it seems, been conducting a quiet “grassroots” campaign focusing on the doorstep in contrast to the resources the National party poured into the town during the 2013 by-election. This time round there has so far been little in the way of high profile visitors and stage-managed photo opportunities in…

Further Lib Dem resignation at Hedge End Town Council

There are now two vacant seats on Hedge End Town Council after Councillor Louise Bloom, the former partner of Council Leader Keith House, resigned her Grange Park West seat last night citing personal reasons. Although the Eastleigh Borough Council Cabinet member for the environment has surrendered her place on the town council , she will…

Moorgreen Hospital Stakeholder Group Launched

An energetic meeting took place at Moorgreen Hospital last week between various NHS service providers and campaigners. A third of the hospital site was transferred to the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) in April this year, for housing development, and a local campaign by Eastleigh Southern Parishes Health Action Group got over 2,200 signatures on…

Latest Poll: Lib Dems will hold Eastleigh

A new opinion poll showing Eastleigh’s voter intentions in 2015 General Election suggests that the Liberal Democrat MP Mike Thornton will comfortably hold onto his seat. The poll sponsored by Lord Ashcroft looked at 17 constituencies that were Conservative/ Lib Dem marginal seats in 2010 – although in the 2013 Eastleigh by-election it was Ukip’s…

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…

Local MEP candidate killed in terrorist attack

One of the Labour Party’s South East candidates for May’s European Elections has been killed in a terrorist attack abroad. Del Singh was one of 21 people killed in a Kabul restaurant after it was subjected to a bomb and gun attack in the Afghan capital last Friday. The 39 year-old Southampton man had stated…

O’Farrell warns: “Don’t get fooled again”

Eastleigh Labour candidate John O’Farrell has warned Labour swing voters who helped Chris Huhne increase his majority in 2010 “Don’t get fooled again” The scriptwriter and novelist had popped into Artisans Coffee house to have a chat with Eastleigh News about his campaign and seemed buoyed up by the sight of the bookies odds in…

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…