Tag: Theresa May

Exclusive: Nigel Farage on Rights and Cats

If Theresa May was hoping that her speech to the Tory faithful in Manchester last week would simply soothe the grassroots’ nerves and lull them into thinking the government were the party of common sense, I suspect she may be disappointed. For rather than cheer the masses into mindless positive campaigning, she opened up a…

Daily ‘Torygraph’ praise for Chris Huhne

A leaflet has been distributed in Eastleigh over the weekend which claims that The Daily Telegraph has heaped praise on Chris Huhne for his achievements – while a headline on  todays Telegraph’s front page accuses the Cabinet Minister of trying to smear his Tory colleagues. Voters in Newtown who have received copies of MP Chris…

Farage cat tale snares Theresa May

An attempt by the Home Secretary Theresa May to get a laugh at the Conservative Party Conference by recycling one of Nigel Farage’s old routines has back-fired badly after it emerged the anecdote she repeated was largely untrue. In July, as part of a national speaking tour to promote his new book Fighting Bull the…

County cop jobs under Threat

Hampshire Constabulary has announced plans to streamline some of its services with that of neighbouring forces, which could result in the loss of jobs it was warned. The county police force is one of 5 county forces along with Kent, Thames Valley, Surrey and Sussex which form the South East police region. This region corresponds…

Top Tory in Town visit

Top Tory front bencher Theresa May, the Shadow Secretary of State for work and pensions was in Eastleigh today. The former Conservative party chairwoman and shadow minister for women – who had been instrumental in the drive to recruit more female candidates – was in Town at the invitation of Conservative PPC Maria Hutchings. Having…

Claimant numbers down – but jobless still up

Employment figures released today show the employment situation in Eastleigh is following the national trend. While the number of people claiming the dole in Eastleigh dropped by 127, the number of local people classed as ‘economically inactive’ jumped by 500. 1 in 6 people of working age in Eastleigh are not in work. As one…