Category: Politics

Report: General Election 2019 Hustings

The conservative parliamentary candidate for Eastleigh has said he will ask the Secretary of State to throw out the Borough Council’s local plan and seek to secure funding for a Chickenhall Lane link road within two weeks of becoming an MP. Around 150 people attended an Election Hustings at King Community Church in Hedge End…

Eastleigh goes to the polls

“Still too close to call here” say Lib Dems while pollsters puts Conservative in lead. Result in Winchester and Chandler’s Ford also predicted to be a tight contest between Conservatives and Lib Dems. Despite soggy and windy conditions in Eastleigh voting in the General Election is off to a busy start. According to opinion polling,…

Election Hustings to take place this evening

Voters in Eastleigh have a chance to hear from Candidates standing in the forthcoming General Election this evening during a hustings to be held at King’s Community Church (KCC) in Hedge End. The church has previously organised hustings in 2015 and 2017 and is an ideal venue being easily accessible with a good sound system…

Voting register deadline for General Election is today

Eastleigh residents who aren’t on the electoral roll have until midnight tonight (23.59 November 26) to register in order to be able to vote in the General Election on December 12. People who would like a postal vote have to register by 17.00 The easiest way to register is via the gov.uk website link here…

Bishopstoke artist raises £750 for Local Plan challenge

Bishopstoke artist raises £750 for Local Plan challenge. A Bishopstoke-based artist has donated the proceeds from the sale of one his paintings to help pay the legal costs of campaigners opposed to Eastleigh’s Local Plan. Paul Stratton – a lifelong Bishopstoke resident – described the Borough Council’s proposal to construct a new 6,000 home community…

Eastleigh council set to declare climate emergency

Eastleigh Civic Offices

Eastleigh Borough Council look set to become the latest local authority declare a climate emergency in response to the report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which has led the Government to pledge that the UK will cut Greenhouse gas emissions to almost zero by 2050. Last week Hampshire County Council’s ruling cabinet declared…

Council challenged on residents parking charges

No concessions for elderly or less well-off. Free permits scrapped. Second car permits could cost £100 Eastleigh Borough Council have been challenged to make concessions for less well-off car owners as they negotiate a new residents parking scheme that will see free permits scrapped for established residents and charges for first and second cars rising.…

Eastleigh begins EU count process

  The counting of votes cast in Thursday’s European Elections is currently underway at Eastleigh’s Civic Offices with a result expected at 10pm. The sealed ballot boxes, including boxes containing postal votes that have been stored since Thursday are now in the process of being opened and ‘verified’ in order to check they contain the…

Voting underway in EU elections

Eastleigh’s voters are going to the polls today for the second time this month – this time to elect 10 South East region MEPs to the European Parliament for a five-year term. Over 70 candidates from nine parties are vying for a seat they may never actually occupy should Brexit occur before July, however voters…

Eastleigh leader’s ‘strong and stable” 25 years

Council’s AGM marks 25 years of a Lib Dem council led by Keith HouseA Councillor has praised Council Leader Keith House describing his leadership of the council over the past 25 years as ‘strong and stable’ – a phrase normally associated with Theresa May. The Liberal Democrat Leader first took control of Eastleigh Borough Council…

Independents lose control of area committee

Despite winning in Bishopstoke during May election, control of Local Area Committee passes to Lib Dems Bishopstoke’s group of Independent councillors say they are unhappy that Eastleigh Borough Council have appointed a new Lib Dem Chair to Bishopstoke Fair Oak and Horton Heath Local Area Committee (BFOHH) over their heads. In last years (2018) ‘all…

Brexit ‘act of self harm’ says Change UK Candidate

Former Conservative Richard Ashworth calls on Eastleigh voters opposed to Brexit to support him in the EU ElectionsWith campaigning for the Euro Elections on May 23 now in full swing Change UK candidate Richard Ashworth says he is committed to maintaining a strong voice inside the European Parliament for Hampshire – protecting jobs and inward…

Steve Brine urges new City Council to oppose Local Plan

Winchester and Chandler’s Ford MP writes letter to Winchester Lib Dem leader  Steve Brine, the MP for Winchester & Chandler’s Ford has written to the leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Winchester City Council to seek assurances over the line her new incoming administration will take on Eastleigh’s draft local plan which proposes the…