Category: Eastleigh by-election

Local English Democrat Chairman defects to Ukip

  Eastleigh’s Ukip branch has welcomed another high profile defector from a rival party. John Edwards – the Chairman of Hampshire English Democrats – has resigned his position and signed up to the Euro-sceptics. Waiting to greet him at Ukip’s Market Street HQ were two of Eastleigh’s former Lib Dem councillors, Glynn Davies-Dear and Andy…

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…

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,…

Voting well underway in three way fight

  Voting is well underway in the Eastleigh by-election and weeks of crouching behind the sofa and slaloming politicians and their minions in the town centre is soon to come to an end. In  a few hours we should know who the successor is to disgraced Lib Dem MP Chris Huhne. This evening bookies still…

Youth Theatre impress at The Point

Whilst lights were still burning in the Labour campaign HQ on Saturday night, directly across the road at The Point, a full house was gathering for the final performance of a production of Cats. Ironically, The Point is housed in buildings that were formerly Eastleigh’s Town Hall, and is situated just a short walk from the location…

The battle for the bin…

With another forest of campaign “newspapers” dropping through letterboxes in Eastleigh this weekend, the fears of the main contenders are apparent… In a campaign leaflet that calls itself “The Parishes Voice”, the Lib Dems mysteriously use the colour blue on the masthead, a colour that is traditionally used by the Conservatives… Meanwhile, in a campaign leaflet…

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…

Candidates unhappy at being marginalised….

Two of the candidates in the Eastleigh by-election have expressed their dissatisfaction at a being excluded from campaign events; In a press release for the Independent Candidate, Danny Stupple, his campaign team claim that they spoke at length to the BBC before an event which was broadcast on Radio 5 Live yesterday, but were refused an invitation for Danny to…

Wessex rules, OK..?

Eastleigh’s electors not only have to decide on the issue of distancing themselves from Europe, in the by-election on February 28th, but also on distancing themselves from Westminster… Colin Bex, the candidate for the Wessex Regionalist Party in the Eastleigh by-election, spoke to Eastleigh News on Friday, saying; “We are standing for a Parliament for Wessex along…

Alternative candidates struggle to make an impact…

Some of the minor parties in the Eastleigh by-election are struggling to get their message across. Often excluded from the main hustings events, which the main four parties (UKIP, Conservative, Labour & LibDem) tend to dominate, at an alternative hustings at the Pavillion on the Park yesterday evening (Friday 22nd), the other side of the problem faced by the minor…

Give Peace a Chance

Jim Duggan of the Peace Party was campaigning in Eastleigh today and Matthew Myatt managed to have a chat to learn more about their manifesto.  

Hutchings swings her hustings handbag

    Conservative candidate Maria Hutching’s came out of her corner fighting on Sunday to confront Lib Dem front runner Mike Thornton over claims that he is campaigning to protect local countryside from development. Polls are suggesting the election is a two horse race between Thornton and Hutchings and the two rivals were joined by…

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…

Former Eastleigh Mayor joins Ukip

A former Lib Dem Mayor of Eastleigh Glynn Davies-Dear has signed up to Ukip along with with a fellow ex Liberal Democrat and former councillor Andy Moore. The two men both resigned from the Liberal Democrats in 2011 after news of MP Chris Huhne’s adultery broke. At the time Mr Davies-Dear had said Chris Huhne’s…