Category: Council Elections

Borough Council misleads taxpayers…

With Council Tax bills dropping through letterboxes this morning, some householders in some parts of the Borough of Eastleigh are wondering how the Borough Council’s claim to have “frozen” Council Tax translates into in increase in their bills. Council Tax Bills being received in Hedge End today, showed a 1.9% increase in the Eastleigh Borough…

Police confirm investigation into political leaflets

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Hampshire Constabulary have confirmed to Eastleigh News that they are investigating a potential breach of electoral law after leaflets attacking the English Democratic Party were distributed in wards were two EDP candidates were standing for election. Leaflets bearing the imprint of the Unite against fascism party were found in Hiltingbury over the weekend. Hampshire Police…

Ukip vote shows biggest rise

While Eastleigh’s Liberal Democrats celebrate the elimination of the opposition Independent group by recapturing both their undefended seats, Eastleigh Ukip members are also celebrating progress of their own as their share of the vote increased for the third year running. In 2010 they polled 4%, in 2011 8% and this year a total of 2876…

Lib Dems extend gains on Parish Councils

With all results in from Parish and Town council elections Eastleigh’s Liberal Democrats continued to buck the national trend and  are ‘moving forward’ towards their goal of holding every single seat on the Borough, Parish and Town council by assuming control of Bishopstoke Parish Council. In what was billed as the ‘Battle for Bishopstoke‘ the Lib Dems…

Lib Dem steamroller wins back seats

Eastleigh’s ruling Liberal Democrats tightened their vice like grip on the Town last night by regaining the two seats  they had lost to defectors who had turned Independent. In a night, which consisted largely of a series of anti-climaxes, ward after ward tumbled to the Lib Dem party machine leaving them in control of 40…

Local Blogger sets up election night livestream

Night owls with a passion for local politics can keep abreast of Eastleigh’s election results tonight thanks to local blogger and freelance journalist Matthew Myatt who will be reporting live from the Count . Matthew will be broadcasting on a live stream direct from Fleming Park Sports Centre after the polls close at 10 pm.…

Eastleigh goes to the Polls

Eastleigh goes to polls today. Polling stations opened their doors at 7 am on a dismal day. With only 15 of the 44 seats being contested and with a 34 seat majority in the Council Chamber Liberal Democrats are unlikely to lose their vice like grip on Eastleigh while the main Conservative opposition group have…

EDP complain to police over antifa leaflet

Leaflets attacking the English Democrat party have been distributed in the Hiltingbury wards where two EDP candidates are standing in the Borough election. The leaflets bear the logo of the Southampton branch of Unite against Fascism – an organisation supported by broad range of politicians and Trades Unionists whose stated aim is to counter  ‘the…

Huhne a help on the Doorstep

Eastleigh’s MP Chris Huhne is giving a boost to the local Liberal Democrat campaign claims their leader Keith House. As campaigning for the local elections enters its last day Cllr House has described in a article in the Guardian how: Huhne’s stepping down from the cabinet had helped rather than hindered the local party because…

The Battle of Bishopstoke

“Don’t let Bishopstoke become a Lib Dem dictatorship” opposition candidates are pleading with voters as Thursdays poll see’s all 14 seats on Bishopstoke parish council up for grabs. In a show of strength the Lib Dems have fielded 14 candidates to contest all the seats – raising the possibility of a 100% Lib Dem council.…

Can Labour win here?

Eastleigh Labour Party have used their latest election leaflet to hit back at back at Lib Dem jibes that ‘Labour can’t win in Eastleigh’ and that ‘Labour always come last’ in local polls. The Lib Dems have issued a series of campaign leaflets insisting that Thursdays local vote in Eastleigh’s three town wards will be…

Liars! Tory council boss threatens Lib Dems

Ken Thornber, the Conservative Leader of Hampshire County Council, has called on local Lib Dems to withdraw ‘untrue statements’ about the County Council printed in election leaflets being circulated by Lib Dems’ in Botley and Hedge End. The Lib Dems have been distributing a newspaper style leaflet called ‘The Voice’ and  under a headline entitled…

BNP more popular than Lib Dems?

An online poll suggests Eastleigh residents are most in tune with Labour party policy and would  prefer to vote BNP rather than Lib Dem – even though there are no BNP candidates actually standing. Lib Dems come bottom of the poll in intriguing result from the website  Vote for Policies  which is trying to encourage voters…

Hedge End Tories get some unexpected help…

Hedge End’s Conservatives are looking for a little extra help with leafleting, before polling in the Borough Elections on May 3rd. Although much better resourced nationally than the Lib Dems, the Conservatives do not have as large a campaign team locally as the Lib Dems, who have assembled a very effective campaign machine and made…

“I’ll defend our green spaces”

  The Green Party are standing three candidates in the Borough Elections on May 3. Artist and Community worker Stuart Jebbitt  – a Kipling road resident – is standing in Central Ward. The former Chelsea School of Art student wrote to Eastleigh News to explain why he contesting the seat: I am standing in Eastleigh…