Category: Local Elections

Lib Dems hold Wildern in by-election

The Liberal Democrats have comfortably held on to Wildern ward in the Hedge End Town Council by-election on Thursday. Emma Norman polled 254 votes securing 45% of the vote. Conservative Jerry Hall came second with 101 votes and Ukip’s Michale O’Donaghue a close third with 99 votes. Just one vote separated the last two places;…

By-election in Hedge End

Following the death of one of Hedge End’s Town Councillor’s in December and the publication of a co-option notice on the Hedge End Town Council website, an election notice has now been issued to fill the vacancy. Provided sufficient candidates come forward, the Hedge End Wildern by-election will be held on Thursday 13th February, with the Polling…

EBC website pre-empts Council Tax freeze

An item on the Eastleigh Borough Council website has been misleading visitors into thinking that next years Council Tax is frozen when it isn’t, yet… Nicely illustrating how things are decided behind the scenes at Eastleigh Borough Council, before they reach the Full Cabinet meeting where the decision is supposedly taken, is an announcement in…

Ukip surge in County elections UPDATED

In a sensational result Ukip have consolidated their surprise by-election performance and returned three county councillors in Eastleigh taking the seats from the Liberal Democrats while the Conservatives comfortably held their seat in Chandler’s Ford and overall control of the County Council with a reduced majority. Ukip won 10 seats in the county – their…

Labour go campaigning in Hedge End…

Out and about today in Hedge End was Hedge Ender Andrew Helps, the Labour Candidate for the Botley and Hedge End division in the forthcoming County Council elections, to be held on 2nd May. The Labour campaigners had also hired the Hedge End 2000 Centre for the afternoon, inviting local residents to come and meet…

Protect that Postal Vote

Eastleigh’s electorate, many of whom were alienated by the saturation leafleting during Februarys Parliamentary by-election campaign, will shortly be asked to vote in elections for Hampshire County Council. This election, where we get the chance to select our County Councillors for the next four years, are being held on 2nd May. Besides another batch of campaign…

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…

Police confirm investigation into political leaflets

Blue Police Lamp

Hampshire Constabulary have confirmed to Eastleigh News that they are investigating a potential breach of electoral law after leaflets attacking the English Democratic Party were distributed in wards were two EDP candidates were standing for election. Leaflets bearing the imprint of the Unite against fascism party were found in Hiltingbury over the weekend. Hampshire Police…

Ukip vote shows biggest rise

While Eastleigh’s Liberal Democrats celebrate the elimination of the opposition Independent group by recapturing both their undefended seats, Eastleigh Ukip members are also celebrating progress of their own as their share of the vote increased for the third year running. In 2010 they polled 4%, in 2011 8% and this year a total of 2876…

Lib Dems extend gains on Parish Councils

With all results in from Parish and Town council elections Eastleigh’s Liberal Democrats continued to buck the national trend and  are ‘moving forward’ towards their goal of holding every single seat on the Borough, Parish and Town council by assuming control of Bishopstoke Parish Council. In what was billed as the ‘Battle for Bishopstoke‘ the Lib Dems…

Lib Dem steamroller wins back seats

Eastleigh’s ruling Liberal Democrats tightened their vice like grip on the Town last night by regaining the two seats  they had lost to defectors who had turned Independent. In a night, which consisted largely of a series of anti-climaxes, ward after ward tumbled to the Lib Dem party machine leaving them in control of 40…

Local Blogger sets up election night livestream

Night owls with a passion for local politics can keep abreast of Eastleigh’s election results tonight thanks to local blogger and freelance journalist Matthew Myatt who will be reporting live from the Count . Matthew will be broadcasting on a live stream direct from Fleming Park Sports Centre after the polls close at 10 pm.…

Eastleigh goes to the Polls

Eastleigh goes to polls today. Polling stations opened their doors at 7 am on a dismal day. With only 15 of the 44 seats being contested and with a 34 seat majority in the Council Chamber Liberal Democrats are unlikely to lose their vice like grip on Eastleigh while the main Conservative opposition group have…

EDP complain to police over antifa leaflet

Leaflets attacking the English Democrat party have been distributed in the Hiltingbury wards where two EDP candidates are standing in the Borough election. The leaflets bear the logo of the Southampton branch of Unite against Fascism – an organisation supported by broad range of politicians and Trades Unionists whose stated aim is to counter  ‘the…

Huhne a help on the Doorstep

Eastleigh’s MP Chris Huhne is giving a boost to the local Liberal Democrat campaign claims their leader Keith House. As campaigning for the local elections enters its last day Cllr House has described in a article in the Guardian how: Huhne’s stepping down from the cabinet had helped rather than hindered the local party because…