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ChrisofWessex Report 27 Feb 2013 15:00

of info on the Eastleigh election and other issues raised by it.

The daily newspapers are full of it, the main news programmes and the southern news if you live in the southern broadcasting area.

You name them we have had all the 'big' political names visiting daily.


maggiewinchester Report 27 Feb 2013 18:37

I had to go into Eastleigh for a course last week. They'd plonked themselves on the corners.
Every time I went past the UKIP representatives, they 'collared' me,every time I told them I didn't live there. Perhaps I should have suggested they stood outside specsavers :-|


RolloTheRed Report 27 Feb 2013 20:03

Eastleigh used to be a very boring place where the Southern Railway maintained railway engines and such. Streets and streets of terrace house and not much else. Swindon south.

Today it is endless housing estates built by the usual culprits and not much else. It is still unbelievably boring. The main current political issues in Eastleigh are golf courses and traffic tickets plus of course just how far one can believe the Hon Clegg.

On golf courses the LibDems lie last with a policy mix which makes Clegg on student loans look honest. The Tories have grasped the golf course issue while at the same time upsetting a centre left constituency on just about everything else. Although the Labour candidate has arrived the rest of his party are still struggling with the idea of heading south of the M4.

Which leaves Diana James coming up the rails.
Just maybe there is a Grillo coming on.
Quite possibly the Tories will come third.

It livens up a dull week.