Category: Local Elections

‘The Green party can make a difference’

Jack Stapleton says local government can benefit from the fresh ideas and new thinking offered by the Green Party. Horton Heath resident Jack Stapleton – the Green party candidate for Fair Oak and Horton Heath in Thursday’s local election – says fresh thinking and new ideas could transform local government by involving everybody in the…

‘A vote for Ukip is a vote for Change’

 UKIP candidate Martin Lyon wants voters to vote for change. The former Hampshire County and Councillor is standing in the Eastleigh Borough Council elections for the Fair Oak and Horton Heath seat. He thinks the local Liberal Democrats are operating local housing policy based on national decisions. While these might be good decisions nationally,…

‘The apathy party always wins’

Conservative candidate tells Eastleigh News that Lib Dem success is down to voter apathy residents could pay the price for council borrowing. A Conservative candidate in next weeks local elections says Lib Dem success in the Borough is down to a lack of interest on the part of voters. Councillor Steve Broomfield is defending the Fair…

Friday deadline for voter registration

Councillors up for re-election after one yearOn Thursday 2 May Eastleigh Borough Council elections will take place in all areas, except Botley. This Friday is the last day for voters to register if they want vote in person. The deadline to register for a postal vote is 5 pm Wednesday 24 April. Last year there was…

All seats up for grabs in Eastleigh Election

Voters in every ward in Eastleigh Borough are headed to polls today to choose a new council in a rare ‘all out’ vote that could see a fundamental change in the balance of power in a town that has been Liberal Democrat since 1994. Boundary changes, an active anti-development lobby and recent defections have combined…

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…

Labour Launch General Election Campaign

Eastleigh’s Labour Party officially launched their election campaign this weekend and a good number of local activists turned out to support candidate Mark Latham. Also helping out was Southampton Itchen MP John Denham, who will be retiring from Parliament on March 30. Labour’s Leigh Road office has had an election facelift with new display sinage…

Conservatives support green power

As campaigning for the General Election begins to intensify it’s clear the Conservatives are absolutely determined to try and wrest Eastleigh back from the Liberal Democrats who first took the seat from them over twenty years ago. Business minister Matthew Hancock is the latest in a string of Conservative ministers to visit the constituency in…

2014 Parish Council Election Results

Eastleigh Borough Council have just released the results of the Parish/Town Council elections that took place in some parts of the Borough earlier this week. Two of these were routine elections, where all the seats on the Parish Council were contested. The results for Allbrook & North Boyatt Parish Council are;   Allbrook and North…

Shock Result in Eastleigh:Updated

In the local elections Eastleigh’s ruling Liberal Democrats and their Conservative opposition have managed to hold on to all their seats after anticipated gains by an invigorated Ukip failed to materialise. Only 15 of the 45 seats were contested this year, so there was no prospect of a change of overall control of the Borough…

Letwin: Lib Dems are blocking change on Europe

Following their visit to the Lowford Centre yesterday, The Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP and Conservative MEP candidate Richard Robinson spoke exclusively to Eastleigh News. I started by asked about a campaign leaflet, currently dropping through local letterboxes, which outlines the Conservatives plans for Europe. The leaflet also states that we need a Conservative Prime…

Letwin visits Lowford Centre

With campaigning for EU elections and local Council elections now well under way, Eastleigh’s Conservatives were pleased to welcome the Minister for Government Policy today, the Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP, to the new Lowford Centre in Bursledon. Also present at the reception, was one of the Conservative MEP candidates for the South East Region,…

It’s House vs House

The Lib Dem leader of Eastleigh Council is facing an electoral challenge from a Ukip candidate with the same surname it has emerged with the declaration of candidates for the local borough and parish elections.