Tag: Labour Party

O’Farrell warns: “Don’t get fooled again”

Eastleigh Labour candidate John O’Farrell has warned Labour swing voters who helped Chris Huhne increase his majority in 2010 “Don’t get fooled again” The scriptwriter and novelist had popped into Artisans Coffee house to have a chat with Eastleigh News about his campaign and seemed buoyed up by the sight of the bookies odds in…

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…

Can Labour win here?

Eastleigh Labour Party have used their latest election leaflet to hit back at back at Lib Dem jibes that ‘Labour can’t win in Eastleigh’ and that ‘Labour always come last’ in local polls. The Lib Dems have issued a series of campaign leaflets insisting that Thursdays local vote in Eastleigh’s three town wards will be…

Former Councillor dies

Bill Luffman

Bill Luffman, one of Eastleigh’s longest serving Labour Party stalwarts and a former councillor has died. Eastleigh Labour party has released the following statement: Eastleigh Labour Party is sad to announce that former Eastleigh Borough Councillor, Bishopstoke Parish Councillor and active Trade Unionist Bill Luffman passed away this morning. Bill was a Labour Party member…

Eastleigh Election Round Up

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Chris Huhne is now in London taking part in talks to try and form a government between the Liberal Democrats and the Conservative Party. Earlier on Friday morning he had secured re-election as MP for Eastleigh with an increased majority while Liberal Democrats in the neighbouring constituencies of Romsey and Winchester lost to the Conservatives…

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 –…

Full list of Election Candidates released

A full list of candidates standing in the General Election on May 6th for the constituency of Eastleigh has been published today. The list now includes an independent candidate, a replacement candidate for withdrawn English Democrat candidate Malcolm Moore and a candidate from the ‘National Liberal Party’ who are expressly standing in an attempt to…

It’s a Man’s World in Cowplain

“Women have a say, we also have a vote” candidates were sharply reminded at the end of an otherwise lacklustre hustings in Cowplain, part of the newly created, largely rural constituency of Meon Valley. Lyn Palmer, a local community activist interrupted the chairman’s winding up speech to point out that all the questions that had…

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…