Category: Baccy & Crumpet

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Mike Wins!!!

Mike Thornton has held on to Chris Huhne’s seat for the Lib Dems, surviving a collapse in the Lib Dem vote, in what was the lowest election turnout since Eastleigh’s very first election night in 1955. In a tense night at the Fleming Park Leisure centre last Thursday, under the glare of the nations media,…

Beer, Baccy & Crumpet: Thanks Guys!

Ray Hall, the Beer, Baccy & Crumpet party candidate in the Eastleigh by- election has explained some of his plans for the future. Clearly pleased with his progress to date, Ray Hall said; This has been a good week for the Beer, Baccy & Crumpet party.  We have moved through the field into 5th place and considering the BB&C was…

The Beer, Baccy & Crumpet Campaign HQ

Ray Hall, the Beer, Baccy & Crumpet party Candidate in the Eastleigh by-election invited Eastleigh News to his campaign HQ this morning, to look around the historic building and to talk some more about his manifesto. Interestingly, the Beer Baccy & Crumpet campaign HQ, which also serves as Ray’s home, is next door to the Southern Parishes Conservative Club. The shared driveway and the Conservatives…

The “Beer, Baccy & Crumpet” party candidate…

Already making a name for himself, 73 year old Ray Hall, the “Beer, Baccy & Crumpet” (or BB&C) party candidate for the Eastleigh by-election, was in Hedge End village centre today, to talk to the media that had gathered to meet the Foreign Secretary, William Hague… A disaffected Conservative, who revealed himself to be the father of local Conservative,…

Foreign Secretary visits Hedge End

With the Eastleigh by-election in full-swing and Parliament on its usual Friday wind-down, there were more Secretaries of State in Hedge End than Eastleigh News could shake a stick at today. Whilst the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander and the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Vince Cable were elsewhere in Hedge…