Eastleigh

Man Killed In 'Extreme And Sickening' Attack While Walking To Work

PA | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK

A man who was killed on his way to work in the early hours was attacked by robbers who used an "extreme and sickening level of violence", detectives h...

Vote Ukip, Get Ukip: Vote Ukip to Stop Miliband

Janice Atkinson | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Politics
Janice Atkinson

In Kent, we are now the official opposition with seventeen county councillors, with our strong areas being South Thanet, Folkestone & Hythe, North Thanet, Dover & Deal and Sittingbourne & Sheppey. We will be fielding strong candidates in each seat, one of which will be Nigel Farage.

Ukip's Godfrey Bloom is No Misogynist, It's Just Plain Speaking Commonsense

Janice Atkinson | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Politics
Janice Atkinson

According to the Oxford Dictionary the definition of misogynist is 'a person who dislikes, despises, or is strongly prejudiced against women'. Therefore, it's odd why UKIP's Godfrey Bloom is described as one.

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 ...

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 8 March 2013

Paddy Duffy | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

You would nearly feel sorry for the Tories. Almost. In a parallel dimension maybe. But the point is, things are not going well for them. They came third in the Eastleigh by-election which, to use the technical term, is bloody awful. Worse yet, they finished behind their yoghurt eating liberal bedfellows, and the granny privatising xenophobes of UKIP.

Welcome to the World of Click Here Politics

Robin Lustig | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Welcome to the world of Click Here politics. It's a world in which to win, you need first to gather your supporters online, then analyse who they are and what makes them tick, and -- most crucially -- tailor a message that fits their profile.

No One Likes the Tories - Deal With It

Harry Cooper | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Politics
Harry Cooper

I will caveat everything I say here by owning up to the unfashionable fact that I am a Conservative Party member and work for a Conservative politician. The sad reality is that the Conservative Party is out of date and out of touch with the majority of the British population, as exhibited by the recent debate on gay marriage... The error that the apparatchiks of the party hierarchy are making is that they think mimicking Ukip's manifesto will make the Tories loveable. This is ridiculous.

Eastleigh and The Rivers of Blood

Jawad Yaqub | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Politics
Jawad Yaqub

Nigel Farage was quipping that the Tories split the UKIP vote in Eastleigh - ouch. With the recent decline of the BNP and soon to be expired incarceration of the EDL leader Stephen Lennon - their masses of frustrated followers have found their mouthpiece in Farrage.

What the Point of a Local Newspaper, If Not to Keep Local MPs Honest?

Mikey Smith | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Politics
Mikey Smith

Nick's line was a rather desperate piece of nonsense which relied on an understandable lack of knowledge of how local government finance works on the part of the public and a lack of will or ability to investigate on the part of the press to make the council's cuts seem mean and unnecessary.

Plots And Counterplots: Tory Leadership Chatter

Ned Simons | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Politics
Ned Simons

So apparently Theresa May's plot to take Britain out of the European Court of Human Rights, viewed as part of her plot to succeed David Cameron as Tory leader, was actually leaked by a cabinet rival plotting their own plot against her.

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...

Ken Clarke Says Tories Will Lose Election With 'Lurch To The Right'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Politics

Ken Clarke has warned David Cameron he will lose the next general election if he lurches to the right in an attempt to kill-off the threat from Ukip. ...

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.

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.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: To Lurch Or Not To Lurch?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Sunday 3 March 2013... 1) TO LURCH OR NOT TO LURCH? It's rather strange to see David Cameron proclaiming, in ...

The Week That Was: Cameron's Woes

Carla Buzasi | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

Adele might have been flying the flag for the Brits over in Hollywood, thanks to an Oscar win for her omnipresent Skyfall theme song, but there wasn't a huge amount to celebrate back at home. With last week's triple A-credit downgrade still casting its murky shadow over the coalition government, it was a case of divide and fail to conquer as the Conservatives and Lib Dems went head-to-head in the Eastleigh by-election. Well, head-to-head was the idea. Ukip rather got in the way of that, with their representative, Diane James, relegating Conservative candidate Maria Hutchings into a rather undignified third place.

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...

We Need to Pay Attention to What Happened in Eastleigh

Sean Axtell | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Politics
Sean Axtell

It is the people of Eastleigh, the constituency's voters who were the most important thing in the by-election. Not the by-election candidates.

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...

Ned Simons

Nigel Farage: 'One More Week And Ukip Would Have Won Eastleigh'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 02.03.2013 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage has claimed Ukip would have won the Eastleigh by-election had the campaign been just one week longer, after a late surge saw the party le...

CF: Onwards and Upwards

Paul Holmes | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Politics
Paul Holmes

I joined the Conservatives because I want to spread the message of aspiration in all parts of the UK. I've done that for Conservative Future, as a councillor and for an MP. I see this role as leading by example and with a clear vision; for that we need the right people, with the right principles and the right policies to drive us onwards and upwards.

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.