Tag: Conservative

Veteran Conservative Councillor to stand down in May

Eastleigh’s longest serving councillor, Godfrey Olson OBE will not be seeking re-election to Eastleigh Borough Council when his present term as a councillor for Hiltingbury East ends in May. Cllr Olson was installed three times as the borough’s Mayor and also served twice as Leader of the Council He is the leader of the Conservative…

Election rivals back Dutton Lane residents

Labour and Conservative candidates have put aside their campaign rivalry and given cross party backing to a petition for new traffic lights at a dangerous road junction. Both the Eastleigh Conservative Parliamentary Candidate Mims Davies and Labour Candidate Mark Latham, along with Local Labour party Borough Candidate Eileen Marks and Conservative Central ward candidate Michael…

“Local people not politics” says Dan

  Dan Brain, Conservative candidate for Eastleigh South is using his election campaign to highlight his view that modern local politics is in danger of losing sight of its true purpose in representing local people. Dan explains: “Over the last few years reading the political literature landing on my mat it was clear that much…

Ukip policies “anti working class” says Labour MEP candidate

  Ukip policies “are directly against working class people” according to South East Labour MEP candidate Anneliese Dodds. Dodds, who was speaking at a European Elections husting’s organised by Eastleigh Southern Parishes Older Peoples Forum explained: “They (Ukip) say working class people should pay the same rate of tax as the richest millionaires they say…

Candidates announced in Wildern by-election

The list of candidates for the Hedge End town council by election on February 13 has been declared. The vacancy in Wildern ward has arisen following the death of Liberal Democrat Councillor June Watson A total of five candidates are standing one independent and a candidate from each of main parties. All are Hedge Enders.…

Eastleigh Ukip : We won’t stand aside for Maria

  Eastleigh Ukip members have angrily rejected a suggestion from Conservative big wigs that the two parties should form an electoral pact in the next general election Conservative  vice-chairman Michael Fabricant, has proposed the Euro sceptic  party should  stand aside in 2015 in return for an ‘in-out’ referendum on EU membership arguing that the  deal…

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…

Baby Joy for Chandlers Ford MP

Steve Brine the MP for Chandlers Ford and Winchester has announced that he has become a father for the second time. His wife Susie gave birth to a baby boy this morning – a new brother for their daughter Emily aged three. Earlier this month the MP visited the Special Care Baby Unit at the…

Cameron breaks another EU pledge

Although the Right Honorable David Cameron MP did not actually dare to repeat the words, “cast iron guarantee”, nevertheless he DID assure us (in English as plain as English can be) that there would be a referendum on any FURTHER transfer of sovereignty to the EU. Now what do we find? Europe Minister David Lidington…

Local candidates react to Chancellor’s Budget

With the forthcoming General Election now only weeks away, Eastleigh’s candidates have been giving their reaction to the announcements in yesterday’s budget. Sitting Liberal Democrat MP Chris Huhne claimed the budget was a missed chance to introduce fair taxes and announce credible measures to tackle the budget deficit.