Tag: UKIP

Latest Poll: Lib Dems will hold Eastleigh

A new opinion poll showing Eastleigh’s voter intentions in 2015 General Election suggests that the Liberal Democrat MP Mike Thornton will comfortably hold onto his seat. The poll sponsored by Lord Ashcroft looked at 17 constituencies that were Conservative/ Lib Dem marginal seats in 2010 – although in the 2013 Eastleigh by-election it was Ukip’s…

Farage: Goodbye Nick!

Nigel Farage sang ‘goodbye’ to the Lib Dems at the South East Euro election declaration at Southampton Guildhall on Sunday which saw Ukip come first nationally and regionally while the Lib Dems lost all but one of their MEPs and were outpolled by the Green Party.

UPDATE: Ukip county councillor held in assault probe

Police investigating an alleged assault have arrested the Deputy Leader of the Ukip group on Hampshire County Council. Cllr Tony Hooke, who is the councilor for Andover South, was arrested yesterday in connection with an alleged incident at Portsmouth Guildhall during the launch of Ukip’s South East European Election campaign on April 28. The event…

Farage to hold public meeting at Fleming Park

Ukip leader Nigel Farage will be speaking at a public meeting at Fleming Park in Eastleigh on Tuesday May 20 – just two days before the country goes to the polls in the European and local elections. Farage is currently one of Eastleigh’s regional MEP’s and the meeting is to rally support for both Farage…

Seriously ill may have further to travel

Seriously ill patients from Eastleigh, suffering from acute medical emergencies like stroke or heart attack, will have to travel further for treatment in future under proposals being considered by Hampshire Hospitals the Chief Executive has confirmed. Plans are being drawn up to relocate major trauma services away from the Royal Hants County Hospital in Winchester…

“Greens only party standing up to Ukip”

  The Green Party is the only party who is ‘standing up’ to Ukip on immigration Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett told Eastleigh News at the launch of the Green’s European manifesto entitled ‘Real Change’ in London yesterday Bennett said the other parties had been weak in their response to Ukip’s recent ‘ dangerous and damaging’…

Ukip policies “anti working class” says Labour MEP candidate

  Ukip policies “are directly against working class people” according to South East Labour MEP candidate Anneliese Dodds. Dodds, who was speaking at a European Elections husting’s organised by Eastleigh Southern Parishes Older Peoples Forum explained: “They (Ukip) say working class people should pay the same rate of tax as the richest millionaires they say…

Ukip top General Election poll in Eastleigh

  Ukip have topped an early poll on the outcome of the 2015 General Election published in the Mail on Sunday today. The poll conducted by Survation puts Ukip in the lead with 32% (+4), Conservatives 28% (+3), Lib Dems 27% (-5)  and Labour 12% (+2). This is the first time Ukip have ever been…

Ukip V Lib Dems in war of words

  Eastleigh’s rival Liberal Democrat and Ukip parties have clashed over housing as campaigning for the local elections on 22 May gets underway. The Lib Dems have seized on a Ukip leaflet distributed in Hedge End which stated that Allington Lane would be a ‘Perfect Solution’ for the location of future housing and  launched an online…

Police Station closure plan sparks protest

Eastleigh Police station

  News that Eastleigh police station has been earmarked for closure has drawn an angry reaction from local Ukip activists but Hampshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes says relocating the station elsewhere in Eastleigh will save money and he has pledged to maintain current policing levels. Around a dozen protestors gathered outside the 90…

Tory Candidate defects to Ukip

Michael Read, the former Conservative candidate for Eastleigh Central ward who resigned from the Tory party at the weekend has now joined Ukip. The retired Chandler’s Ford schoolteacher was welcomed by the Chairman of Ukip’s Winchester branch John Edwards. Michael Read said he was ‘relieved’ to be joining Ukip: “I haven’t changed my views at…

Candidates announced in Wildern by-election

The list of candidates for the Hedge End town council by election on February 13 has been declared. The vacancy in Wildern ward has arisen following the death of Liberal Democrat Councillor June Watson A total of five candidates are standing one independent and a candidate from each of main parties. All are Hedge Enders.…

Police probe Ukip cabbie’s Santa sign:Updated

A local businessman who had  been questioned by the police after he erected a large illuminated sign asking: “Dear Father Christmas all we really need is our country back!” will not be facing any further action Hampshire Police have said. Timothy ‘Dusty’ Miller (64) who runs Hedge End based Millers Taxis has erected the sign…

Elderly ‘Ford folk get to free theatre tickets

  Elderly and disabled folk in Chandler’s Ford are being treated to free seats at a local theatre companies productions. The Chameleon Theatre Company at Chandler’s Ford are now offering free transport to their shows at the Ritchie Hall after Hampshire County Councillor Chris Greenwood agreed to pay for the transport costs out of his Local…