Category: Politics

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…

‘The Green party can make a difference’

Jack Stapleton says local government can benefit from the fresh ideas and new thinking offered by the Green Party. Horton Heath resident Jack Stapleton – the Green party candidate for Fair Oak and Horton Heath in Thursday’s local election – says fresh thinking and new ideas could transform local government by involving everybody in the…

‘A vote for Ukip is a vote for Change’

 UKIP candidate Martin Lyon wants voters to vote for change. The former Hampshire County and Councillor is standing in the Eastleigh Borough Council elections for the Fair Oak and Horton Heath seat. He thinks the local Liberal Democrats are operating local housing policy based on national decisions. While these might be good decisions nationally,…

Lib Dem majority: ‘Not healthy for Democracy’

Labour candidate in Thursday’s local election highlights air quality and transport issues in Borough A Labour candidate in next weeks Local Election has described Liberal Democrat dominated Local Area Committee’s as “not healthy for democracy.” Joshua Constable is standing for Labour in Eastleigh Central Ward where currently all three councillors are Lib Dem. Central Ward’s…