Tag: Local Politics

New ‘NHS’ political party goes live

A new political party organised by a group of leading health professionals opposed to current government policy on the NHS, launches it’s website today to coincide with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s speech to the  Conservative Party conference. The National Health Action party (NHA) says that when NHS patients and staff took centre stage at the…

Hedge End councillor puts Botley first

Rupert Kyrle

  Hedge End’s voters will be rather surprised to discover that Lib Dem Councillor Rupert Kyrle, who sits on their Town Council and represents Hedge End and Botley as a County Councillor, has declared that he puts ‘Botley First’ in an “Election Special’ edition of Lib Dem newsletter ‘Focus’ delivered in the village. Councillor Kyrle,currently…

Community and Culture gets back to business

Hedge End Town Council’s Community & Culture Committee returned to business as usual this evening, after failing to raise a quorum in December. Present this evening were Cllr Lousie Bloom, Cllr Daniel Clarke, Cllr Cynthia Garton and Cllr Stan Sthankiya, which was sufficient to form a quorum. Apologies were formally received from Cllr Hicks, Cllr…

U Turn Huhne in nuclear bunkum

Climate campaigners in Eastleigh were left reeling today as the Towns MP Chris Huhne, who is also Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, announced he would be would be axing a major renewable tidal energy project in favour of building eight new nuclear power stations. In a special election hustings debate on climate…

Eastleigh residents denied local referendum

Eastleigh civic offices

Eastleigh residents are being asked if they want to directly elect their own Mayor, although they are being denied the chance to hold a referendum in order to decide. Recent legislation requires all councils to make changes to the way they choose their leader. They have to adopt one of two options – the first…

Trapped tenant in poverty plea

As a full time assistant on the pharmacy counter in the Swan Centre’s Boots branch, Dominic Smith, is a familiar face to most Eastleigh townsfolk. However many would be surprised to discover he is one of growing number of people who despite being in full time work have fallen into the poverty trap. These are…