Category: Lib Dem

Rose Bowl decision ‘too hasty’

Eastleigh Council have been accused of ‘steamrollering through’ their decision to purchase the Rose Bowl cricket stadium for £6.5 million. John Martin, a West End resident and Ukip activist challenged  a poorly attended meeting of the performance and policy panel last Wednesday over the haste the council had shown in pursuing the proposed deal. Mr Martin was…

When 12 become 4

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Only 4 out of the 12 Councillors expected to attend  a meeting of the Policy and Performance Scrutiny Panel scheduled for Wednesday (January  11) actually turned up on the night. The Chair, Cllr Pamela Holden-Brown, was joined by Cllr’s Grejewski, Mignot and Sullivan while Vice Chair Tonia Craig, along with Cllr’s Cross, Noyce, M Sollitt,…

Ex Lib Dem savages ‘undemocratic’ Eastleigh Councillors

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An ex Lib Dem activist has accused his former councillor colleagues of being undemocratic and failing to carry out their duties. Veteran local campaigner Sam Snook, who stood as a Lib Dem candidate in last May’s local elections, addressed Tuesday night’s meeting of Eastleigh Local Area Committee because he said he was concerned that land…

We’re NOT closing!

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A head teacher in Botley has denied suggestions that her school is in danger of closing. Sian Tomlin, the head of Botley School was forced to write to worried parents after they had received a letter from Botley Cllr Rupert Kyrle claiming the school was in danger of closure if more houses were not built…

ConDems YES to Gravel and Housing plans

Draft plans which earmark Hamble airfield as the preferred site for gravel extraction and Boorley Green as the preferred site for 1300 homes were approved today (October 13)at at separate meeting of Conservative led  Hampshire County Council  and Lib Dem controlled Eastleigh Borough Council – despite the opposition  of local residents and pressure groups. Both…

‘Significant’ boundary changes for Eastleigh

Proposed changes to size of parliamentary constituency are published by the Boundary Commission today sparking speculation as to safety of Chris Huhne’s Eastleigh seat in a future election if the recommendations are adopted. The Commission claim the Eastleigh constituency will be ‘significantly reconfigured’ under the proposals which aim to ensure all seats have the same…

Lib Dems in new probe

Local Lib Dems were showing signs of strain last night as it emerged that further complaints regarding the party election expenses have been made to the electoral commission. Pressure group the Sunlight Centre for Open Politics have written to the Commission claiming they have discovered irregularities in MP Chris Huhne’s expense returns in the form…

Independents twist the knife

Eastleigh Lib Dems have been left reeling as The Daily Mail published allegations by former colleagues that the party had deliberately underreported their general election spending by £10,000. The local party is already trying to come to terms with the news that a Police investigation has been launched into the allegations surrounding the driving record…

Huhne Dodges Bullet

Eastleigh’s Lib Dem MP Chris Huhne has avoided voting in last night’s controversial and unpopular tuition fees bill which saw widespread rioting around the House of Commons after it was narrowly passed. Mr Huhne is one of the Lib Dem MPs who had signed a pre election pledge to oppose any rise in tuition fees…

We Want Our Vote Back!!

      There was anger on the streets of Eastleigh yesterday as a small, but very vocal group of students from Winchester University and Solent University Southampton marched on Chris Huhne’s office in an attempt to talk to him – part of a nationwide campaign of demonstrations by students against the coalition government’s intention…