Tag: General Election 2010

English Democrats officially withdraw

The English Democrats Candidate for Eastleigh Malcolm Moore has written to Eastleigh News to confirm that he has withdrawn as a Candidate in the General Election. The 37 year old former Nurse and Timber Merchant said he had been unable to obtain the financial backing needed to continue campaigning. He said in a Statement: “I…

“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…

Unseating Bercow will ‘Kick In Door’ for UKIP

It was glorious spring weekend in Eastleigh as eager PPCs took to the doorsteps for their first weekend of Election campaigning. Meanwhile the Town’s UKIP candidate Raymond Finch was also busy knocking on doors, 85 miles away in Buckingham. Along with other UKIP PPCs he been drafted in by a central office who are ‘throwing…

‘Vote with Your Hearts’ urges Labour’s Leo

Leo Barraclough the labour Party candidate has reacted to remarks made by Gordon Brown on the Politics.co.uk website suggesting Labour voters should back the Lib Dems in seats where Labour cannot win – a statement which was described as ‘astonishing’ by the towns sitting Lib Dem MP Chris Huhne. Speaking to Eastleigh News at the…

Brown: Vote Lib Dem to keep Tories out

In an interview with online political magazine ‘Politcs.co.uk’ Labour Leader Gordon Brown has suggested that in seats where the Labour candidate has no hope of winning, then Labour Party supporters should vote for the Liberal Democrat candidate to prevent Conservatives from gaining a seat: “I want everybody to vote Labour and I want people to…

Botley Assizes

It is said that the good folk of Botley once lynched a man for daring not to drink as deep as his neighbours…Chris Huhne must have had some idea of the how the poor chap must have felt at the first hustings of the election campaign held in the old market town on Tuesday night…

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…

‘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…

Tory canvassers step out in force

Eastleigh Conservatives have received another visit from a Tory ‘big hitter’ in the form of Party Chairman Eric Pickles, following in the footsteps of leader David Cameron, Theresa May, James Clappison and Sir George Young – all of whom have visited the borough recently to show support for Maria Hutchings in her election push. The…

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.

‘Why I love Eastleigh’

With the start of the  election campaign now only weeks away, a video of Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne explaining why he loves the town so much has been uploaded to ‘youtube’. It seems the thing the Liberal Democrat Home affairs spokesman loves most about Eastleigh is …the Climate! Mr Huhne also praises the Lib Dem…

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…

Council’s ‘Good News’ budget

Details of Eastleigh Borough Council’s budget for 2010 have been revealed by the leader of the Council , Keith House.  In a largely ‘good news’ pre-election budget speech the Lib Dem Leader revealed he planned to make 50% efficiency savings without any cuts to services or staff redundancies and that Council Tax increases would continue…