Category: Eastleigh by-election

New ‘Spitfire Party’ flies to rescue of Brexit

Eastleigh’s own maverick politician, Ray Hall, is hoping to build on the success of his Beer, Baccy and Crumpet Party which finished sixth out of the fourteen candidates in the 2013 Eastleigh by-election with the launch of a new political party. The Spitfire Party plans to contest seats locally and more widely across the UK.…

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 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…

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…

Beer and Baccy seek tax boost for pubs and OAPs

Ray Hall the Beer, Baccy and Scratchings party candidate brought his Election campaign to the Town Centre last week. Hall accompanied by his campaign manager – local blogger and citizen journalist Ray Turner – have been leafteing around the clock to get the fledgling party’s manifesto through as many doors as possible. Recently Ray Hall…

Electoral Commission ban ‘Crumpet’ party

Eastleigh voters will have one less choice on their ballot papers on polling day after the Electoral Commission decided that The Beer,Baccy and Crumpet is simply too rude for the General Election. Ray Hall, the leader of the fringe party has received a letter  from the commission informing him that the word ‘Crumpet’ is “likely…

Peace Party calls for “fully integrated Europe”

The Guildford based Peace Party (UK) has launched its European Election Manifesto calling for a “a fully integrated Europe without borders”. The Union is the best chance we have of creating jobs, sharing the resources of our corner of the world, regulating free-market capitalism, encouraging co-operative ownership, having the best, publically-owned health care and creating…

Christmas truce in Hedge End

With Christmas on our doorstep, Eastleigh News has learned of a heart-warming story that shows the Christmas spirit is alive and well in Hedge End. In a move that is reminiscent of the Christmas truce of 1914, where soldiers on the Western front buried the hatchet and staged an impromptu international football match, we hear…

Multi-hatting Mike is rebuked in the Commons…

Mike Thornton

In a bizarre exchange in the House of Commons earlier this week, Eastleigh’s MP Mike Thornton was put in his place by the Speaker of the House of Commons. In a routine Parliamentary session on 5th November, “Treasury Questions”, MP’s were able to put questions to Treasury Ministers and the Chancellor of the Exchequer. As…

Hostile Housing developments cause House a problem…

Speaking at a special meeting of Eastleigh Borough Council this evening, the Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council reported on progress with the new local plan. Readers of Eastleigh News will recall that opposition to previous versions of the draft Local plan led to some political manoeuvering which saw the Woodhouse Lane site witheld by Hampshire…

Baseball-bats at the Tory Club…

Police were called to the Southern Parishes Conservative Club in Hedge End on Saturday evening, 24th August, to break-up a fight that was taking place outside. Eastleigh News has learned that four men returned with baseball bats after being refused entry to the club whilst the annual summer ball was taking place. It is not…

EBC website pre-empts Council Tax freeze

An item on the Eastleigh Borough Council website has been misleading visitors into thinking that next years Council Tax is frozen when it isn’t, yet… Nicely illustrating how things are decided behind the scenes at Eastleigh Borough Council, before they reach the Full Cabinet meeting where the decision is supposedly taken, is an announcement in…

Beer, Baccy, Crumpet & Cricket…?

Exclusive.  Eastleigh News has learned that Ray Hall of the Beer Baccy & Crumpet Party is busy forming a Beer, Baccy & Crumpet Cricket Team. Ray’s imaginatively named political party and blue-sky thinking captured the imagination of Eastleigh News readers and amused much of the country during the recent Eastleigh by-election, with Ray Hall trouncing…

Ken swaps hats…

It was all change at the top this morning, as Hampshire Council appointed a new Leader. Conservative Cllr Ken Thornber took over the role of Chairman of Hampshire County Council whilst Conservative Cllr Roy Perry took over Cllr Thornber’s old role of Leader of the Council. The changes were effected at this mornings Special Council…