Eastleigh by Election

There Is Now No Senior Ukip Politician Implacably Opposed to a Deal With the Tories

Godfrey Bloom | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Politics
Godfrey Bloom

As a Ukipper on the libertarian and radical wing of the party, the hierarchy has wanted rid of me for two years. Here was an opportunity for them to try and put the boot in. The overwhelming support sent them back to their dugout. Incidentally, at the time of writing, the EU audit trail has uncovered a €1billion Euro black hole in aid for the Congo. Should I have said Congo Land?

Tories Ran 'Rotten' Eastleigh Campaign, Says Tory MP

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Politics

A Tory minister has warned the party must not swing to the right after last week's by-election drubbing amid claims most Conservative members believe ...

Is Grant Shapps Cursed?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK Politics

Is the Conservative Party chairman cursed? In the wake of the Tory meltdown in Eastleigh, a sacrificial by-election bovine was needed as angry Cons...

Tories Lies on Stopping ECHR and Migrant Benefits

Paul Nuttall | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Politics
Paul Nuttall

The Ukip policy on the European Convention or ECHR is quite straightforward. We wish to withdraw from this discredited shambles. Why? Because the European Court of Justice has become a danger to British democracy and an affront to human rights in general. The Convention has been used to protect and mother cuddle terrorists, rapists and preachers of hatred.

Cameron Hopes To Calm Tory Nerves With Major Speech

PA | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron is set to attempt to calm Conservative nerves with a major speech on the economy later this week. The speech on Thursday, at an undis...

Ukip's Eastleigh Success Heralds the Beginning of the End for the Conservative Party

Mahmood Naji | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Mahmood Naji

Today's Conservative party bungles and flounders in the centre ground, it bends over backwards to appeal to a largely liberal middle class, and is currently failing spectacularly in the process.

Some Excitement at a Mid Term By-Election

Nick Abbot | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Abbot

Eastleigh is the place to settle if you can't stand the pace in Budleigh Salterton and Winchester seems like the future. Without the benefit of actually going there, I can tell you that it is as conservative as an antimacassar sales convention. You'd think that it would also be Conservative but that would be to underestimate the appeal of the Why-can't-things-be like-they-used-to-be Party.

No Lurch To The Right, Says Cameron..

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has promised not to "lurch to the right" in the wake of the Conservatives' humiliation in the Eastleigh by-election. But at the same ...

John O'Farrell's Had Quite Enough Of The Daily Mail

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Politics

Labour candidate John O'Farrell has said he will not stand in the 2015 General Election, in part because of the vilification he received from tabloids...

Tory Vice Chair Says Ukip Is 'Connecting' With Voters

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.03.2013 | UK

The Conservative Party vice chair Michael Fabricant has called on his party to recognise the policies from Ukip that are "working" - and said that his...

LOOK: The Week In Funny Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK Comedy

From the glamorous Oscars to the far more glamorous Eastleigh by-election - check out our round-up of this week's silliest snaps......

Jessica Elgot

'We Should Not Learn The Wrong Lessons From Eastleigh,' Says Tory Peer

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.03.2013 | UK Politics

A Conservative peer has cautioned his party against becoming "more like Ukip" after the party's disastrous result in the Eastleigh by election. Lo...

Eastleigh By-Election: A Truly Historic Day for British Politics

Nigel Farage | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Politics
Nigel Farage

The result entirely changes the public perception of Ukip. You have to be bold and you have to be brave to fight from the sidelines and come out swinging. The media, hugely loyal to their party of choice, will seek to destroy you. All the other parties will not hesitate to club together to attack. The underdog became a threat to them all.

Has Cameron Abandoned 'Ordinary Conservative Voters'?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 02.03.2013 | UK Politics

"The Party urgently needs to return to core Conservative values if we are to stand any chance of winning…” It’s a line heard daily across tho...

Funny Tweets Of The Week (AAA Battery Jokes Not Included)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Comedy

It's been another bumper week of Exciting Events and, therefore, a bumper week for Twitter funnies. In showbiz news, the Oscars took place, the cur...

WATCH: Maria Hutchings' Bizarre Exit From Eastleigh Count

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Politics

“She won’t speak to anyone,” complained a clearly bemused reporter as Maria Hutchings was “escorted” out of the Eastleigh count early on Fri...

Rare Success For Clegg In Eastleigh

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has hailed his party's success in the Eastleigh by-election, telling activists in the Hampshire town: "We held our ...


Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK Politics

As by-election fever sweeps the political partisans of Britain and the south east constituency of Eastleigh becomes a throbbing hub of journalists, pa...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Judgment Day

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Thursday 28 February 2013... 1) JUDGMENT DAY Finally. It's all over. The Eastleigh by-election campaign, that...

Clegg Predicts 'A Great Victory' In Eastleigh

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has predicted a "great victory" for the Liberal Democrats in the critical Eastleigh by-election. Rallying supporters in the Hampshire to...

Eastleigh By-Election: Time to End the Closed Shop

Nigel Farage | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Politics
Nigel Farage

The reason the Tory candidate is struggling is not because of Ukip. It's because Tory voters in Eastleigh are increasingly aware that the party is no longer what they purport to be. To all intents and purposes, David Cameron is a social democrat.

A Local Champion, Standing Up for Local People

Maria Hutchings | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Politics
Maria Hutchings

Everyone knows Ukip can't win here. A vote for Ukip will only help elect a Liberal Democrat MP who opposes holding a referendum on Europe and David Cameron's tough target on immigration. MEP Marta Andreasen, who defected last week from Ukip to the Conservatives, agrees.

Italian Election Rocked By Comedy Candidate

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Comedy

A by-election in the European constituency of Italy has been rocked by an incredible performance at the polls by a relatively new, small party led by ...

Eastleigh By-Election: It's Time the Gag Was Lifted on Straight Talking

Nigel Farage | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Politics
Nigel Farage

It's time the gag was lifted on straight talking and a real representative voice in politics spoke on behalf of the people. This is what Ukip represents. When you meet people, like I did, who say they haven't voted for thirty years but they are going to the election box to vote Ukip, you know you are on to the right thing.

Could The Tories Pull Off Surprise Eastleigh Victory?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2013 | UK Politics

The Tories could be on track for a surprise victory in the Eastleigh by-election, according to a poll on Saturday night. Research by Survation for ...