Tag: Local Elections 2012

Ukip vote shows biggest rise

While Eastleigh’s Liberal Democrats celebrate the elimination of the opposition Independent group by recapturing both their undefended seats, Eastleigh Ukip members are also celebrating progress of their own as their share of the vote increased for the third year running. In 2010 they polled 4%, in 2011 8% and this year a total of 2876…

Lib Dem steamroller wins back seats

Eastleigh’s ruling Liberal Democrats tightened their vice like grip on the Town last night by regaining the two seats  they had lost to defectors who had turned Independent. In a night, which consisted largely of a series of anti-climaxes, ward after ward tumbled to the Lib Dem party machine leaving them in control of 40…

Eastleigh goes to the Polls

Eastleigh goes to polls today. Polling stations opened their doors at 7 am on a dismal day. With only 15 of the 44 seats being contested and with a 34 seat majority in the Council Chamber Liberal Democrats are unlikely to lose their vice like grip on Eastleigh while the main Conservative opposition group have…

EDP complain to police over antifa leaflet

Leaflets attacking the English Democrat party have been distributed in the Hiltingbury wards where two EDP candidates are standing in the Borough election. The leaflets bear the logo of the Southampton branch of Unite against Fascism – an organisation supported by broad range of politicians and Trades Unionists whose stated aim is to counter  ‘the…

“I’ll defend our green spaces”

  The Green Party are standing three candidates in the Borough Elections on May 3. Artist and Community worker Stuart Jebbitt  – a Kipling road resident – is standing in Central Ward. The former Chelsea School of Art student wrote to Eastleigh News to explain why he contesting the seat: I am standing in Eastleigh…