Tag: Liberal Democrats

Eastleigh leader’s ‘strong and stable” 25 years

Council’s AGM marks 25 years of a Lib Dem council led by Keith HouseA Councillor has praised Council Leader Keith House describing his leadership of the council over the past 25 years as ‘strong and stable’ – a phrase normally associated with Theresa May. The Liberal Democrat Leader first took control of Eastleigh Borough Council…

Lib Dems quit over housing plan ‘soundeness’

Two members of Eastleigh’s ruling Liberal Democrat group have resigned from the party citing concerns over the ‘soundness’ of Eastleigh’s emerging local plan. But Cllr Sarah Bain and Cllr Steve Sollitt say they will continue to represent their wards as ‘Independent Liberal Democrats’. Both councillors had joined fellow Lib Dem Cllr Mark Balaam and Conservative…

Former Mayor Tony Noyce dies

A former Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Tony Noyce has passed away after a short illness He was the sitting Liberal Democrat Councillor for West End North, which he had represented for eight years, and had been a West End parish Councillor since 2003. Cllr Noyce had held the office of Mayor last year. The Leader of…

We Want Our Vote Back!!

      There was anger on the streets of Eastleigh yesterday as a small, but very vocal group of students from Winchester University and Solent University Southampton marched on Chris Huhne’s office in an attempt to talk to him – part of a nationwide campaign of demonstrations by students against the coalition government’s intention…

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…

‘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…