Category: Politics

Councillor resigns from Eastleigh Council

Keith Trenchard, one of the three Liberal Democrat councillor’s who serves Eastleigh’s Central Ward has handed in his resignation today triggering a by-election which is likely to be held in May. Until recently Trenchard had been a managing director at local transport company Airlynx Express but he decided to leave to start up his company…

Eastleigh folk seek Trump ban

Donald Trump official portrait

Over 1,500 people in Eastleigh have signed a national petition calling on the government to withdraw Donald Trump’s invitation of a state visit to the UK. Executive orders signed by the new American President bans nationals from Muslim majority countries that are linked to Islamic terrorism from travelling to the USA. The move has unleashed…

Eastleigh Elvis candidate hangs up jumpsuit

  One of the more colourful candidates in Eastleigh’s 2013 by-election has announced he will no longer contest elections  the Nottingham Post has reported. Following the resignation of disgraced MP Chris Huhne, David Bishop stood in the landmark by-election for the Elvis Loves Pets party on a platform that promised “free neutering for Cats and…

Hedge End Wildern By-election Result

Hedge End Wildern By-election Result Last night the Liberal Democrats won the Borough and Town Council By-elections for the Hedge End Wildern Ward following the resignation of Cllr Emma Norman. The results of the Hedge End Wildern By-Election were BURCOMBE-FILER, Ben Conservative Party 263 CORBEN, Ian Howard Liberal Democrat 672 Elected CROW, Terence Henry Labour…

Eastleigh votes to leave EU

  The UK has voted to leave the EU and Like the majority of districts in Hampshire Eastleigh voted to leave on Thursday night. The final result was 39,902 to leave versus 36,172 to remain. In percentage terms Eastleigh’s result of 52.4% to leave and 47.5% to remain was quite close to the overall national…

Brexit puts 8,000 new jobs at risk says CEBR

A new report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) shows that over 100,000 UK manufacturing jobs across the country will be created by the EU’s single market and would be at risk if we left. This includes 8,100 jobs to be created in the South East by 2030. The report comes as leading…

Fists fly as Boris Johnson hits town

Tempers frayed and fists flew yesterday when Boris Johnson attempted to address a 200 strong crowd from the steps Winchester’s buttercross. A ‘remain’ campaigner dressed in a gorilla suit alleged he was punched in the face and a local councillor was shoved off  the buttercross as jostling Brexiters and Remainers attempted to drown each other…

Don’t risk DIY recession warns PM

Cameron and Osbourne

The two most powerful men in the country, the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, were in Eastleigh on Monday morning to reveal the findings of the latest HM Treasury analysis of the short term effects that leaving the EU would have on the UK. Both men are usually very busy with lots…

Local MPs ‘delighted’ with budget

Eastleigh’s MP’s say they are “delighted” with Chancellor George Osborne’s latest budget which details support for major projects in the area. The Borough’s two Conservative MPs, Mims Davies, the MP for Eastleigh and Steve Brine the MP for Winchester and Chandler’s Ford spoke to Eastleigh News on College Green,  outside the Houses of Parliament  straight…

Cake Bake raises funds

All manner of mouthwatering homemade cakes were on display in Botley Market Hall as part of a national ‘Cake Bake event’ in aid of the charity Cardiac Risk in The Young (CRY). The event was organised by local couple Graham and Anne Hunter in memory of their daughter Claire Reed who died suddenly two years ago…

Tories ‘on way up’ as Mims wins in Eastleigh

New MP Mims Davies and Newly elected Councillor Jerry Hall celebrate

Godfrey Olson, the Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council’s Conservative Group has declared that the party is ‘on the way up’ after Mims Davies became the constituency’s first female MP in the General Election and the Conservatives took two borough council seats. The result in the General Election was as follows: Eastleigh General Election 2015: Party…

Conservatives win Eastleigh

  Mims Davies, the Conservative candidate, has become Eastleigh’s first female MP in a spectacular turn of fortune for the Tories who have converted a highly marginal seat into a safe one with a 9,000 vote majority while defeating the Liberal Democrat Mike Thornton and breaking a 21 year reign in Eastleigh for the Lib…

Chancellor’s Chickenhall Lane election pledge

The Conservatives have promised to deliver vital road improvements for Eastleigh if they are re-elected with an outright majority. Chancellor George Osborne has announced funding for a Botley by-pass and a new Chickenhall Lane link road to alleviate congestion and pollution in the town – two key projects that have been under discussion for many…

Former local Ukip candidate ‘comes home’ to the Tories

A former Conservative council candidate who defected to Ukip last year and then stood for the Eurosceptic’s in the Borough elections has flip-flopped again and rejoined the party he previously described as “out of touch” and “too far to the left.” Michael Read had been a life long member of the Conservative party and has previously…

Election rivals back Dutton Lane residents

Labour and Conservative candidates have put aside their campaign rivalry and given cross party backing to a petition for new traffic lights at a dangerous road junction. Both the Eastleigh Conservative Parliamentary Candidate Mims Davies and Labour Candidate Mark Latham, along with Local Labour party Borough Candidate Eileen Marks and Conservative Central ward candidate Michael…