Category: Local Elections

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…

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…

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…

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…