Category: Eastleigh by-election

Eric slates Lib Dem Council Tax plans

  Eric Pickles has warned the people of Eastleigh not to vote for a Liberal Democrat who could hold David Cameron back from doing the right thing for hard-working families in Britain. Responding to questions from the media about reported Liberal Democrat plans for higher council tax bands, the Communities Secretary said: ‘The people of…

Local Doctor to contest Eastleigh by-election

The National Health Action Party has endorsed a local doctor, public health expert and former navy medical officer Dr Iain Maclennan as their candidate to contest the Eastleigh by-election. Dr Maclennan, aged 54, lives in Bursledon, in the borough of Eastleigh. He has just retired from the NHS after serving as GP for some years…

First cock-up of the campaign…?

With Maria Hutchings now selected to be the Conservative candidate in Eastleigh, local Tories have been plugging her website on every available social networking channel. But a problem has appeared on Facebook, where a description of the content of the site erroneously refers to the candidate in a previous by-election. Maria’s website has apparently been adapted from a previous campaign, a…

Act now if you want a vote

  Residents in Eastleigh who wish to vote for their new MP in the by-election on February 28 have been warned to act quickly by the Electoral Commission. Residents in the Eastleigh Parliamentary constituency have only a few days left to secure their vote in the by-election taking place on Thursday 28 February. The deadline to…

Emerging party unlikely to contest Eastleigh

The leader of an emerging political party, Andrew Stott of the United Peoples Party,  has indicated that they are unlikely to field a candidate in Eastleigh. When asked if the UPP had any plans for Eastleigh, Andrew explained; It is certainly a tempting prospect and it has been talked about but we don’t have a…

By-election called for February 28

  The Liberal Democrats have announced that Eastleigh will go to the polls to select their next MP on February 28 – just over three weeks time. The Lib Dems could have taken up to three months but party bosses have decided to go for a short sharp campaign – possibly one of the shortest…

Hedge End comment on Huhne’s resignation

Hedge End Town Council have commented in public on the resignation of Chris Huhne. Much of the media attention has, to date, been focused on the railway town of Eastleigh, but the Parliamentary constituency is a lot more diverse than that, extending to include the nautical communities on the west bank of the River Hamble and the edge of Southampton…

Farage will not stand in Eastleigh

  Ukip’s Leader Nigel Farage has announced he will not contest the Eastleigh Buy-election ending months of speculation that he might re-contest the seat he first fought for in 1994 with the following press release: I stood in Eastleigh back in 1994, famously beating Screaming Lord Sutch by 169 votes. It was UKIP’s first electoral…

Angry voters will swing back to Labour

A local Labour candidate has predicted that the disgruntled labour voters who swung to the liberal democrats in 2010 will return to the party fold in the forthcoming by-election. James Penders who is standing for Labour in the Eastleigh West division in Mays Ccounty Council elections reacted to news of Mr Huhne’s resignation by tweeting…

Sad Keith defends Huhne record

Eastleigh’s Lib Dem leader Keith House has told Eastleigh News he is ‘very sad’ over Chris Huhne’s resignation and has paid tribute to  Huhne’s record as a constituency  MP saying he had a ‘terrific reputation as a really hard-working member of parliament” Cllr House had spent hours in the town centre today conducting back-to-back interviews…