Tag: John Denham

Local MPs react to Budget

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Local MPs have given a mixed reaction to Chancellor’s George Osborne’s pre-election budget this week. Unsurprisingly, the Conservative MP for Winchester and Chandler’s Ford Steve Brine said he was ‘pleased’ by the positive news on the economy in the Chancellor’s statement and he highlighted the raising of the income tax threshold as “it will make a…

Labour Launch General Election Campaign

Eastleigh’s Labour Party officially launched their election campaign this weekend and a good number of local activists turned out to support candidate Mark Latham. Also helping out was Southampton Itchen MP John Denham, who will be retiring from Parliament on March 30. Labour’s Leigh Road office has had an election facelift with new display sinage…

Local MP claims House inconsistent on green belt

John Denham has branded Eastleigh Borough Council Leader Keith House as inconsistent on green belt development and in a stinging attack has challenged him to explain his support for building at Stoneham Park. The Labour MP for Southampton Itchen was in Eastleigh over the weekend campaigning on behalf of PCC candidate Jacqui Rayment. While here…

Denham: “Rayment only credible PCC candidate”

Former Cabinet Minister John Denham has declared Labours’ Jacqui Rayment as the “only credible candidate” in next month’s Police and Crime Commissioner elections. The Labour MP for Southampton Itchen who was in Eastleigh on Sunday to help canvass support for Rayment said: “She’s the only credible candidate standing in these elections, she has chaired the…

Eastleigh’s Railwaymen back Socialist candidate

Rail workers have been meeting here for almost 100 years in Eastleighs oldest survivng Working Men’s Club. As the Rail Maritime and Transport Union prepared to hold a strike ballot by local Network Rail workers later this week, the Eastleigh branch of The Rail Maritime & Transport Union invited Tim Cutter, the Trade Unionist and…