Tag: Eastleigh Conservatives

Conservative candidate hits out at ‘complacent’ Lib Dems

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The Eastleigh Conservative candidate for the 2015 general election, Mims Davies, has kicked off her campaign with a swipe at Eastleigh’s Liberal Democrat administration, describing MP Mike Thornton as “no great shakes” and Council Leader Keith House as “incredibly complacent” accusing them of  “taking voters for granted.” In an interview Davies told Eastleigh News she…

Tory Candidate defects to Ukip

Michael Read, the former Conservative candidate for Eastleigh Central ward who resigned from the Tory party at the weekend has now joined Ukip. The retired Chandler’s Ford schoolteacher was welcomed by the Chairman of Ukip’s Winchester branch John Edwards. Michael Read said he was ‘relieved’ to be joining Ukip: “I haven’t changed my views at…

Tory candidate resigns

The Deputy Chairman (political) of Eastleigh Conservative Association has resigned form the party claiming it no longer reflects his conservative values. Michael Read  is a 72 year-old veteran activist who was due to contest the Eastleigh Central ward in the May local elections, has cited a ‘disconnect’ between the party hierarchy and its grassroots and…

Olson warns on council borrowing

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Councillor Godfrey Olson, leader of the Conservative group on Eastleigh Council has voiced doubts over council borrowing and local Liberal Democrats plans to fund a government grant shortfall through efficiencies and property rental. Responding to Council leader Keith House’s budget speech last Thursday, Eastleigh’s respected elder statesman, twice Mayor of Eastleigh and an OBE,  expressed…

Con Dem Nation

‘Judas’. That was the verdict delivered by a Labour voter on the community website ‘Hedgeendpeople’ on the news that Eastleigh’s re-elected MP Chris Huhne had negotiated himself a position in the Conservative cabinet as Energy Secretary. Faced with defending a majority of only 568, Eastleigh’s Liberal Democrats had campaigned hard to encourage tactical voting among…

Huhne Wins!

Chris Huhne has held Eastleigh with a convincing win – increasing his majority by about 3500. Despite coming second Maria Hutchings also increased the Conservative vote by 2500. This would have been enough to overturn the 530 defecit last time out – and the conservatives certainly felt they had done enough to win outright –…

Signbusters!

The Highways Department of Hampshire County Council has ordered Chris Huhne’s office to move some of their campaign posters following a complaint from a member of the public. Up to ten of the 3 ft Square fluorescent orange billboards proclaiming ‘Liberal Democrats Winning Here’ had been erected outside Bursledon Market on the busy Bursledon roundabout…