Category: UKIP

Local councillor to stand for Parliament

UKIP’s first elected councillor in Hampshire, Hugh McGuinness, is to stand for Parliament in the constituency of East Hampshire. The Chairman of the Eastleigh branch of UKIP is also a parish councillor for Fair Oak and Horton Heath where he was the only member of the council to vote against the renaming of the Fair…

Minority Candidates fail to impress in Waltham Chase

“They’re charming people, but they’re eccentrics” was the verdict of barrister Peter Herrity on the three minority candidates standing in the newly created constituency of Meon Valley. The last hustings of the campaign at Waltham Chase saw 150 people come to the Methodist Chapel to hear all six candidates. However, when English Democrat candidate –…

Full list of Election Candidates released

A full list of candidates standing in the General Election on May 6th for the constituency of Eastleigh has been published today. The list now includes an independent candidate, a replacement candidate for withdrawn English Democrat candidate Malcolm Moore and a candidate from the ‘National Liberal Party’ who are expressly standing in an attempt to…

Unseating Bercow will ‘Kick In Door’ for UKIP

It was glorious spring weekend in Eastleigh as eager PPCs took to the doorsteps for their first weekend of Election campaigning. Meanwhile the Town’s UKIP candidate Raymond Finch was also busy knocking on doors, 85 miles away in Buckingham. Along with other UKIP PPCs he been drafted in by a central office who are ‘throwing…

General Election to be called on Tuesday

It is widely expected that Prime Minister Gordon Brown will be visiting the Queen on Tuesday to ask for the dissolution of Parliament in order to call a General Election on May 6th. However for the Candidates contesting the Eastleigh constituency this will be just a formality. The Bank Holiday Weekend has seen all parties…

‘Wannabe’ MPs to get BBC TV grilling

Eastleigh’s main candidates in the forthcoming General Election will get a chance to go head to head while being grilled by top BBC political pundit Peter Henley on the ‘Politics Show’. Sitting MP, Liberal Democrat Chris Huhne will do battle with rival Tory Maria Hutchings and Labour PPC Leo Barraclough. Just 500 votes separated the…

Local candidates react to Chancellor’s Budget

With the forthcoming General Election now only weeks away, Eastleigh’s candidates have been giving their reaction to the announcements in yesterday’s budget. Sitting Liberal Democrat MP Chris Huhne claimed the budget was a missed chance to introduce fair taxes and announce credible measures to tackle the budget deficit.

‘Why I love Eastleigh’

With the start of the  election campaign now only weeks away, a video of Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne explaining why he loves the town so much has been uploaded to ‘youtube’. It seems the thing the Liberal Democrat Home affairs spokesman loves most about Eastleigh is …the Climate! Mr Huhne also praises the Lib Dem…

UKIP fire first shot

Eastleigh’s UKIP candidate Ray Finch has fired the first shot in the Eastleigh General Election campaign. In the wake of the ‘Ashcroft’ furore and in response to an Eastleigh News story the minority party representative has launched a stinging on  attack on his main party rivals.  In an email reproduced below, he accuses the Conservative…