Category: UKIP

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…

The Battle of Bishopstoke

“Don’t let Bishopstoke become a Lib Dem dictatorship” opposition candidates are pleading with voters as Thursdays poll see’s all 14 seats on Bishopstoke parish council up for grabs. In a show of strength the Lib Dems have fielded 14 candidates to contest all the seats – raising the possibility of a 100% Lib Dem council.…

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…

Future of Stoneham Park dominates local hustings

The future of Stoneham Park was very much on the agenda as local candidates took to the hustings at the Pavilion on the Park on Monday evening to play ‘pass the hot potato.’ The hustings for Eastleigh South ward formed part of the annual general meeting of the Aviary Residents association. Only the Labour candidate…

Farage could stand in Eastleigh

Ukip have not ruled out their charismatic leader Nigel Farage  contesting Eastleigh should a by-election be called at short notice. There has been much speculation in the press over the weekend after Conservative party chair Baroness Warsi said the conservatives had targeted the seat and that she believed Lib Dem MP Chris Huhne – soon…

Lib Dems win Hedge End by-election

The Lib Dems have won yesterdays Hedge End Town Council by election with a whopping 63% majority over nearest rival Conservative Paul Redding. The Independent candidate Ray Turner came third and the UKIP candidate Michale O’Donoghue a distant fourth with only 22 votes. Victorious Richard Effeney polled more than all the other candidates combined in…

When 12 become 4

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,…

Is there still time for a referendum?

Famously the Prime Minister said that he didn’t want to ‘bang on about Europe’. Time and time again he has dodged, ducked and dived the issue. In the coalition he has been able to blame the Liberal Democrats famous and historic Europhilia as an excuse not to do anything. Well, he says, my hands are…

UKIP query ‘Locals Only’ housing plan

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has challenged Eastleigh’s Lib Dems to explain how they intend to  limit new housing to just local people and prevent occupation by immigrants. Earlier this month Eastleigh News reported how Councillor Paul Bicknell had published and distributed a leaflet around the town’s Aviary estate that claimed  that new houses to be built on Chesnut…

Exclusive: Nigel Farage on Rights and Cats

If Theresa May was hoping that her speech to the Tory faithful in Manchester last week would simply soothe the grassroots’ nerves and lull them into thinking the government were the party of common sense, I suspect she may be disappointed. For rather than cheer the masses into mindless positive campaigning, she opened up a…

UKIP sponsor local kids footie team

A kid’s football team from Boyatt Wood have become the only team in the country to carry advertising for a political party. Last Sunday afternoon the S & D Youth under 12’s  took to the field at Doncaster Farm* for their Southampton Tyro League match against Sarisbury Sparks Black – resplendent in their new kit…

UKIP add support for threatened Laburnum

Hedge End Laburnum tree

The Laburnum tree in Hedge End which is the centre of a local political storm has found itself new allies in Eastleigh’s UKIP branch, who are currently distributing 7,000 leaflets throughout Hedge End in support of the tree in which UKIP warn the Hedge End Town council ‘Leave this Laburnum alone!” Users of a local…

Independents say ‘We can beat Lib Dems’

Independent Party of Eastleigh Councillors

Eastleigh’s new political party have been celebrating the result of Barnsley by election. ‘The independent Party of Eastleigh Councillors’ have been encouraged by the success of the Barnsley Independent candidate, plain speaking, unemployed Tony Devoy. Although Labour managed to hold onto their seat, Mr. Devoy beat the Liberal Democrats pushing them into sixth place. See…

Eastleigh Election Round Up

declaration election 2010 eastleigh

Chris Huhne is now in London taking part in talks to try and form a government between the Liberal Democrats and the Conservative Party. Earlier on Friday morning he had secured re-election as MP for Eastleigh with an increased majority while Liberal Democrats in the neighbouring constituencies of Romsey and Winchester lost to the Conservatives…

Huhne Wins!

Chris Huhne has held Eastleigh with a convincing win – increasing his majority by about 3500. Despite coming second Maria Hutchings also increased the Conservative vote by 2500. This would have been enough to overturn the 530 defecit last time out – and the conservatives certainly felt they had done enough to win outright –…