Tag: Eastleigh Conservatives

“Labour can’t be trusted” says Willetts

“Labour can’t be trusted on taxes” said David Willets the Shadow Minister for Universities and Skills when asked for a reaction to labour’s pledge in its manifesto not to raise income tax. “They said no to income tax rises in their last manifesto and promptly broke their promise by getting rid of the 10% tax…

General Election to be called on Tuesday

It is widely expected that Prime Minister Gordon Brown will be visiting the Queen on Tuesday to ask for the dissolution of Parliament in order to call a General Election on May 6th. However for the Candidates contesting the Eastleigh constituency this will be just a formality. The Bank Holiday Weekend has seen all parties…

Equitable Life Update

Local investors in will be ‘quid’s in’ if the conservatives win power according to a report in the Daily Mail. Recently we reported how failed pension provider Equitable Life had ‘promised the moon’ for £250 a month and how this had turned into ‘pie in the sky’. Local members of the Equitable Members Action Group…

‘Wannabe’ MPs to get BBC TV grilling

Eastleigh’s main candidates in the forthcoming General Election will get a chance to go head to head while being grilled by top BBC political pundit Peter Henley on the ‘Politics Show’. Sitting MP, Liberal Democrat Chris Huhne will do battle with rival Tory Maria Hutchings and Labour PPC Leo Barraclough. Just 500 votes separated the…

Top Tory in Town visit

Top Tory front bencher Theresa May, the Shadow Secretary of State for work and pensions was in Eastleigh today. The former Conservative party chairwoman and shadow minister for women – who had been instrumental in the drive to recruit more female candidates – was in Town at the invitation of Conservative PPC Maria Hutchings. Having…

UKIP fire first shot

Eastleigh’s UKIP candidate Ray Finch has fired the first shot in the Eastleigh General Election campaign. In the wake of the ‘Ashcroft’ furore and in response to an Eastleigh News story the minority party representative has launched a stinging on  attack on his main party rivals.  In an email reproduced below, he accuses the Conservative…

‘Tory’ Vorderman savages ‘St. Chris’

Eastleigh’s Lib Dem Mp Chris Huhne’s concerns about Conservative campaign funding were mocked last night on BBC’s ‘Question Time’ by TV personality Carol Vorderman. In a lively response to a question on Lord Ashcroft’s non- domiciled tax status, the feisty fifty year old maths genius defended the Tory Peer by accusing both the Labour Party…

Conservatives welcome former Lib Dems

Hampshire North West and Conservative frontbench MP Sir George Young has officially welcomed the Councillor for West End South Joyce Sortwell and her husband, West End Parish Councillor Graham Sortwell,both former Liberal Democrats, to the Conservative Group on Eastleigh Borough Council. Also with Sir George was Councillor Godfrey Olson (Conservative Group Leader) and Conservative PPC for Eastleigh Maria Hutchings…