Maria Hutchings

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 ...

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.

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...

Jessica Elgot

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

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.

'Sarah Palin Is Not A Candidate In Eastleigh'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Politics

One day ahead of the fiercely fought Eastleigh by-election, David Cameron ambushed Ed Miliband over past comments made the Labour candidate, comedian ...

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.

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 ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Does The Work Programme, Er, Work?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Friday 22 February 2013... 1) DOES THE WORK PROGRAMME, ER, WORK? The Public Accounts Committee strikes again!...

BEAT THE WEEK: Gaffes, Gags And Gongs

Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK

This week has seen political fighting in Eastleigh heat up as Tory candidate Maria Hutchings puts her foot in it... again.. and again. The Lib Dem...

David Cameron Attacks 'Stupid' BBC Over Eastleigh By-Election Coverage

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has attacked the BBC for behaving "badly and stupidly” after it suggested Tory by-election candidate Maria Hutchings had dodged a 5 Li...

'Shoot Rioters With Paintball Guns'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK Politics

Tory by-election candidate Maria Hutchings has stood by her comments that people who riot should be shot with paintball guns. During the London rio...

'David Cameron Is A Sell Out And Made A Pact With The Devil'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Politics

The Conservative candidate to be the MP for Eastleigh, Maria Hutchings, once branded David Cameron a "sell-out" for entering into a coalition with Nic...

Eastleigh Candidate Claims Local Schools 'Not Good Enough' For Her Children

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Politics

Maria Hutchings, the Tory candidate in the Eastleigh by-election has provoked outrage after appearing to claim that the local state school was not goo...

Labour Select Satirist As Eastleigh By-Election Candidate

PA | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Politics

Labour has selected author and satirist John O'Farrell as its candidate to fight the Eastleigh by-election. Announced on Wednesday night, O'Farrell...

Was Tory By-Election Candidate's Copied From Wikipedia?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK

The Conservative candidate in the Eastleigh by-election has apparently copied parts of her website from Wikipedia. Maria Hutchings has boasted of h...

We'll Keep It Clean, Vows Tory Eastleigh Challenger

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Politics

Chris Huhne's disgrace is "in the past", the Tory battling to snatch his former seat declared as she promised a "clean campaign". But critics specu...