Category: Local Elections

The Battle of Bishopstoke

“Don’t let Bishopstoke become a Lib Dem dictatorship” opposition candidates are pleading with voters as Thursdays poll see’s all 14 seats on Bishopstoke parish council up for grabs. In a show of strength the Lib Dems have fielded 14 candidates to contest all the seats – raising the possibility of a 100% Lib Dem council.…

Can Labour win here?

Eastleigh Labour Party have used their latest election leaflet to hit back at back at Lib Dem jibes that ‘Labour can’t win in Eastleigh’ and that ‘Labour always come last’ in local polls. The Lib Dems have issued a series of campaign leaflets insisting that Thursdays local vote in Eastleigh’s three town wards will be…

Liars! Tory council boss threatens Lib Dems

Ken Thornber, the Conservative Leader of Hampshire County Council, has called on local Lib Dems to withdraw ‘untrue statements’ about the County Council printed in election leaflets being circulated by Lib Dems’ in Botley and Hedge End. The Lib Dems have been distributing a newspaper style leaflet called ‘The Voice’ and  under a headline entitled…

BNP more popular than Lib Dems?

An online poll suggests Eastleigh residents are most in tune with Labour party policy and would  prefer to vote BNP rather than Lib Dem – even though there are no BNP candidates actually standing. Lib Dems come bottom of the poll in intriguing result from the website  Vote for Policies  which is trying to encourage voters…

Hedge End Tories get some unexpected help…

Hedge End’s Conservatives are looking for a little extra help with leafleting, before polling in the Borough Elections on May 3rd. Although much better resourced nationally than the Lib Dems, the Conservatives do not have as large a campaign team locally as the Lib Dems, who have assembled a very effective campaign machine and made…

“I’ll defend our green spaces”

  The Green Party are standing three candidates in the Borough Elections on May 3. Artist and Community worker Stuart Jebbitt  – a Kipling road resident – is standing in Central Ward. The former Chelsea School of Art student wrote to Eastleigh News to explain why he contesting the seat: I am standing in Eastleigh…

Local party leader’s nomination papers lost

The leader of Eastleigh Independent Group of Eastleigh Councillors will not be contesting his Eastleigh Central seat in the local elections – much to his own surprise. Veteran councillor and former Mayor Glynn Davies-Dear has told Eastleigh News that although he had posted his nomination papers three weeks before the closing date, when he  checked…

Hedge End councillor puts Botley first

Rupert Kyrle

  Hedge End’s voters will be rather surprised to discover that Lib Dem Councillor Rupert Kyrle, who sits on their Town Council and represents Hedge End and Botley as a County Councillor, has declared that he puts ‘Botley First’ in an “Election Special’ edition of Lib Dem newsletter ‘Focus’ delivered in the village. Councillor Kyrle,currently…

Future of Stoneham Park dominates local hustings

The future of Stoneham Park was very much on the agenda as local candidates took to the hustings at the Pavilion on the Park on Monday evening to play ‘pass the hot potato.’ The hustings for Eastleigh South ward formed part of the annual general meeting of the Aviary Residents association. Only the Labour candidate…

Hedge End Independent calls it a day

Ray Turner. TGR Worzel

Another Independent candidate has announced that he will not be standing in the Borough elections. Following Sam Snook’s withdrawal last week, local blogger and Eastleigh News man Ray Turner has also decide not to contest the May 3 poll. Ray had stood as an independent last month in Shamblehurst for a seat on Hedge End…

Independent withdraws from Eastleigh South

Supporters of Eastleigh’s battling campaigner Sam Snook will shocked to hear he has announced he is withdrawing from the forthcoming Borough Elections – despite having already delivered 4,000 leaflets The veteran local activist, who was intending to stand as an independent in Eastleigh South ward, told Eastleigh News: “I know there will be a lot…