Category: General Election 2010

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Eastleigh votes to leave EU

  The UK has voted to leave the EU and Like the majority of districts in Hampshire Eastleigh voted to leave on Thursday night. The final result was 39,902 to leave versus 36,172 to remain. In percentage terms Eastleigh’s result of 52.4% to leave and 47.5% to remain was quite close to the overall national…

Don’t risk DIY recession warns PM

Cameron and Osbourne

The two most powerful men in the country, the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, were in Eastleigh on Monday morning to reveal the findings of the latest HM Treasury analysis of the short term effects that leaving the EU would have on the UK. Both men are usually very busy with lots…

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…

Chancellor’s Chickenhall Lane election pledge

The Conservatives have promised to deliver vital road improvements for Eastleigh if they are re-elected with an outright majority. Chancellor George Osborne has announced funding for a Botley by-pass and a new Chickenhall Lane link road to alleviate congestion and pollution in the town – two key projects that have been under discussion for many…

Former local Ukip candidate ‘comes home’ to the Tories

A former Conservative council candidate who defected to Ukip last year and then stood for the Eurosceptic’s in the Borough elections has flip-flopped again and rejoined the party he previously described as “out of touch” and “too far to the left.” Michael Read had been a life long member of the Conservative party and has previously…

Tory top brass keep up pressure

The conservative campaign in Eastleigh is still drawing in the big guns. Former party leader William Hague has been canvassing in Hedge End followed the day after by the Defence Secretary Michael Fallon. In an interview at the Hedge End Conservative Club, William Hague told me these high profile visits were a measure of the importance…

Greens launch local ‘Mini-Manifesto’

Eastleigh Green Party has launched thier own ‘mini-manifesto’ which they say should give local voters an idea of the kind of things their Parliamentary candidate Ron Meldrum and their prospective borough candidates will be pushing for if they are elected on May 7. The Greens say they will try to combat local traffic congestion through reduced…

Foreign Secretary hits local campaign trail in Hedge End

Hedge End voters were surprised to see the Foreign Secretary Phil Hammond out and about canvassing in the town. The Conservative front bencher was campaigning in support of Jerry Hall who is the Conservaitve Candidate for St John’s Ward in the Borough Election and he was accompanied by Mims Davies who is hoping to become…

Ukip candidate under pressure following Twitter gaffe

Eastleigh’s Ukip election candidate has found herself in the media spotlight after a Twitter gaffe provoked a storm of protest on the social media network. Patricia Culligan has apologised for the offending tweet – since deleted – that erroneously suggested Liverpool Lib Dem candidate Paul Childs had ‘deliberately ‘ infected himself with HIV – which…

Minister learns about town’s traffic woes

. The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin visited Eastleigh this week to learn more about some the town’s traffic problems first hand – although the visit attracted the attention of placard carrying Ukip activists. McLouglin spoke to the Conservative candidate for Eastleigh Mims Davies, local Conservative councillors and members of the public about transport and traffic…

Greens call for more affordable housing in South East

Green MEP Keith Taylor was joined by the Green Party candidate for Eastleigh Ron Meldrum yesterday in Winchester for the launch of his new report into the house building shortage entitled: “Everyone knows we have a housing crisis: lets do something about it.” The report highlights a lack of local authority house building and argues…

Paul backs Patricia for Eastleigh

Ukip’s second in command Paul Nuttall has visited Eastleigh for a meeting with local activists and voters at the town’s Railway Institute. The Ukip Deputy Leader told a packed hall that it would be much better for the UK if we could have a free trade agreement with the EU instead of a political union…

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.