Category: UKIP

Ex Mayor: ‘Leader thinks he is God Almighty’

A former mayor of Eastleigh has compared the Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council to “God Almighty’ saying “power has gone to head” after a small but determined group of Ukip activists staged a protest demo outside the civic offices yesterday (Tuesday 9 Dec). The protestors called on EBC Leader Cllr Keith House to break his…

Ukip Candidate: The Future is Purple

We were once told ‘the future is orange’ but Ukip’s new candidate for Eastleigh, Patricia Culligan, predicts it will be purple in 2015. Last week the businesswoman and mum of three was selected by Eastleigh Ukip members to go one better than Diane James in the 2013 by-election when Ukip came a close second. At…

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…

Farage: Goodbye Nick!

Nigel Farage sang ‘goodbye’ to the Lib Dems at the South East Euro election declaration at Southampton Guildhall on Sunday which saw Ukip come first nationally and regionally while the Lib Dems lost all but one of their MEPs and were outpolled by the Green Party.

UPDATE: Ukip county councillor held in assault probe

Police investigating an alleged assault have arrested the Deputy Leader of the Ukip group on Hampshire County Council. Cllr Tony Hooke, who is the councilor for Andover South, was arrested yesterday in connection with an alleged incident at Portsmouth Guildhall during the launch of Ukip’s South East European Election campaign on April 28. The event…

Farage to hold public meeting at Fleming Park

Ukip leader Nigel Farage will be speaking at a public meeting at Fleming Park in Eastleigh on Tuesday May 20 – just two days before the country goes to the polls in the European and local elections. Farage is currently one of Eastleigh’s regional MEP’s and the meeting is to rally support for both Farage…

Poll sees Greens overtake Lib Dems

  The Green Party have pushed the Liberal Democrats into fifth place according to a survey for this month’s European elections, reports The Sunday Times  on its front page today. A YouGov poll for The Sunday Times finds 8% support for the Greens in the Euro elections, one point ahead of the Lib Dems. The newspaper says the…

UKIP: Cameron will not deliver a referendum

At a public meeting in Eastleigh, UKIP MEP candidate Diane James has said that the Liberal Democrats are “talking nonsense” and has explained why she thinks that the Conservatives will not deliver an in/out referendum in 2017. The meeting, which was organised by UKIP’s Eastleigh branch and was staged at The Pavillion on the Park,…

Seriously ill may have further to travel

Seriously ill patients from Eastleigh, suffering from acute medical emergencies like stroke or heart attack, will have to travel further for treatment in future under proposals being considered by Hampshire Hospitals the Chief Executive has confirmed. Plans are being drawn up to relocate major trauma services away from the Royal Hants County Hospital in Winchester…

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…

Ukip top General Election poll in Eastleigh

  Ukip have topped an early poll on the outcome of the 2015 General Election published in the Mail on Sunday today. The poll conducted by Survation puts Ukip in the lead with 32% (+4), Conservatives 28% (+3), Lib Dems 27% (-5)  and Labour 12% (+2). This is the first time Ukip have ever been…

MP apologises for Ukip leaflet claim

Eastleigh’s Liberal Democrat MP Mike Thornton took to twitter today to issue an apology to Eastleigh News and Eastleigh’s Ukip Branch. When being interviewed by Eastleigh News for a story on a ‘war of words’ between Eastleigh Liberal Democrats and their Ukip rivals, Thornton alleged that Ukip had distributed a leaflet in Hedge End during the…

Ukip V Lib Dems in war of words

  Eastleigh’s rival Liberal Democrat and Ukip parties have clashed over housing as campaigning for the local elections on 22 May gets underway. The Lib Dems have seized on a Ukip leaflet distributed in Hedge End which stated that Allington Lane would be a ‘Perfect Solution’ for the location of future housing and  launched an online…

Police Station closure plan sparks protest

Eastleigh Police station

  News that Eastleigh police station has been earmarked for closure has drawn an angry reaction from local Ukip activists but Hampshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes says relocating the station elsewhere in Eastleigh will save money and he has pledged to maintain current policing levels. Around a dozen protestors gathered outside the 90…