Category: Eastleigh by-election

Ex Lib Dem stands for English Democrats

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    A former Liberal Democrat constituency party chairman and election agent has been selected as the English Democrat candidate for the Eastleigh by-election. Michael Walters is the English Democrats current Kent County chairman, and previously contested Dover for the ED in the 2010 General Election. Michael claims he left the Lib Dems in 2002 after being ordered…

The “Beer, Baccy & Crumpet” party candidate…

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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

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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…

Old labels die hard…

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Old labels have returned to haunt the Conservative party’s campaign in Eastleigh, with one mainstream reporter asking, via his blog, if we are witnessing the return of “The Nasty Party”…? First coined by Theresa May, currently the Home Secretary, but at the Conservative Party Conference in Bournemouth in 2002, when the Conservatives were in opposition and desperately trying to recover, the term…

“Healthcare cuts hurt homecare”, says MacLennan

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The quality of elderly homecare services to get worse under coalition cuts, says the National Health Action party’s candidate for Eastleigh. Responding to the Care Quality Commission’s report on home care services published today, Dr Iain Maclennan said: “This report found evidence that a quarter of homecare services are not meeting quality and safety standards. This…

Thornton praises Pupil Premium

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Liberal Democrat candidate for Eastleigh, Mike Thornton today joined campaigners to praise the Pupil Premium, a cash investment in schools to give Eastleigh pupils a fair start in life. The Liberal Democrat policy has already: Put an extra £1.7m into Eastleigh’s local schools, which targets money at the most disadvantaged children, raising standards for      everyone  Allocated…

UKIP launch Eastleigh campaign

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UKIP launched their by-election campaign in Eastleigh this morning, having officially announced Diane James as their candidate yesterday. The press conference was filmed in the old Julian Graves Store in Market Street, which has been transformed into the UKIP campaign HQ for the duration of the next couple of weeks. At that conference, UKIP party leader…