Category: Local Politics

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,…

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.…

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…

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…

‘The apathy party always wins’

Conservative candidate tells Eastleigh News that Lib Dem success is down to voter apathy residents could pay the price for council borrowing. A Conservative candidate in next weeks local elections says Lib Dem success in the Borough is down to a lack of interest on the part of voters. Councillor Steve Broomfield is defending the Fair…

Local Election 2019 Preview

What are local council elections? This week on May 2, the Borough goes to the polls to elect a councillor in thirteen of the borough’s wards. Eastleigh News explains the ins and outs of local elections and focuses on specific issues that face the borough. We spoke to ADD a campaign group that are opposed to…