Tag: Lib Dems

It’s Superhuhne!

There’s something mighty beautiful in Chris Huhne’s relationship with Carina Trimingahm. I believe it will establish him as something of a hero in the eyes of Britain’s younger, more macho male voters. Firstly his relationship involves a younger woman (a situation most young male voters will sympathize with). Secondly he clearly has the “x-factor”: That…

Parish Council Election Round Up

In the elections on the 27th May for the new parish councils of Chandlers Ford and Allbrook – and for the Hiltingbury wards – both the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats took 11 seats each leaving the Conservatives with overall control of both Hiltingbury wards. Peter Luffman, the former Labour leader in the Borough council…

Eastleigh’s new Mayor Installed

Thursday night saw the annual Mayor making ceremony take place at the Towns Civic Offices as the outgoing Mayoress Pamela Holden- Brown made way for new Mayor John Caldwell – the Conservative councillor for Hiltingbury East. Mrs Holden-Brown had a vote of thanks proposed and seconded by councillors Haulwen Broadhurst and Graham Smith while John…

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…

Eastleigh Election Round Up

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 –…

Ex National Front men ‘target’ Chris Huhne

A political party which claims to be heirs to the Liberal party tradition but is run by former top members of the National Front, has been campaigning in Eastleigh urging Liberal Democrat voters to ‘Punish Chris Huhne’ for his ‘betrayal over Europe.’ Three members on the National Executive of the Essex based National Liberal Party…

Parking Permit ‘bombshell’ Exploded

Eastleigh labour Party have been criticised by the Liberal Democrats for distributing a flyer with the ‘Bombshell’ claim that the Lib Dem controlled council has ‘secret plans’ to introduce a charge for the issue of resident’s first parking permits. Currently the first permit is free with a £50 charge for the second permit and a…

Minority Candidates fail to impress in Waltham Chase

“They’re charming people, but they’re eccentrics” was the verdict of barrister Peter Herrity on the three minority candidates standing in the newly created constituency of Meon Valley. The last hustings of the campaign at Waltham Chase saw 150 people come to the Methodist Chapel to hear all six candidates. However, when English Democrat candidate –…

On the Stump with Chris & Co

When I met up with Chris Huhne’s team on Saturday morning the full effect of what ITN had described as a ‘political earthquake’ had not yet fully sunk into public consciousness. The previous day, following the televised debate, while Chris Huhne was making his way back from Manchester, a clearly shell shocked Gordon Brown –…

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…

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…

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…

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…