Category: Local Politics

May local elections postponed

Parish and Police and Crime Elections also off over fears of coronavirus spread. The local elections scheduled for May 7 have been cancelled by the government and postponed until 2021 following a recommendation by the Electoral Commission who said that the predicted spread of the outbreak could pose a risk to the running of the…

University hosts flagship Radio 4 show

BBC’s Any Questions? goes out live from WinchesterThe climate emergency, the TV licence and the indeterminate sentencing of convicted terrorists were just some of the current issues in the news up for discussion when BBC Radio 4’s flagship political debate show Any Questions? was broadcast live from the University of Winchester in front of a…

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,…

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 leader’s ‘strong and stable” 25 years

Council’s AGM marks 25 years of a Lib Dem council led by Keith House A 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…

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…