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maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 2 Mar 2013 00:23

Ummm, what have the lib dems done for Eastleigh.....

Unlike the Tories didn't have an odd MP - oh - they did.

Ummmm - I know - recognised Eastleigh as a 'place' - you may find no MP has actually LIVED there :-D
The housing in the centre of the town is laid out in a grid-shape and mainly consists of largish terraced houses - built in the 19th centry to house railway workers

Other 'famous' people from Eastleigh include 'Jane' from the wartime strip catroon and Heinz Burt (a distant relation of mine)

Oh yes - and Colin Firth went to a school down the road

KenSE

KenSE Report 2 Mar 2013 09:56

Surely the most famous export from Eastleigh is the Supermarine Spitfire, to which we all owe a great deal. First flight at Eastleigh was on 5th March 1936.

Edit: My latest avatar was taken at Eastleigh in 1961.

ChrisofWessex

ChrisofWessex Report 2 Mar 2013 12:58

John, kindly do not treat me as an nincompoop, I can recognise sarcasm whether written or spoken.

Question Time - You may not be aware that to partake in audience participation, on applying to BBC for a ticket, one is sent a form, there are questions to be answered, including political views. Arriving at the venue, everyone who wishes to ask a question is asked to write it down. These again are narrowed down to a few. Hardly unbiased.

As to Eastleigh, their new MP (former Parish and Borough Councillor) states that the Lib-Dems have 'always listened to what people want and always ensure that we do a good job'.

The predominantly Lib-Dem Council of Eastleigh only last month passed an application for 6,000 houses to be built on a green field site at Boorley Wood after many protests and a march of about 800 residents of Eastleigh.

Allotments - some 3 years ago a large site of allotments was taken back by the Council in order to build houses. Allotment holders were given unworked land at the other side of the town. The council razed the plots and grassed over, awaiting the development. To date, apparently this has become the largest dog toilet in the south of England.

Both of these incidents hit the main news and were reported in the papers at that time. I am sure the residents of Eastleigh can think of more.

Yup the Lib-Dems dun good. Of recent years Pirelli, Mr Kipling, the Railway Works have all gone and Ford is due to close soon and relocate to Turkey.

Turnout was 42%, Lib-Dems were down by 15% whilst UKIP were up by 24%. The tide is turning fast.

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 2 Mar 2013 13:07

I am not trying to say anything, Chris. For some reason you picked on me. Not Errol. Not anybody else. Me. Sorry to feel persecuted, but I do :-P No explanation as I asked. No apology either.

Have not even bothered to read your long and boring post. Better things to do.

ChrisofWessex

ChrisofWessex Report 2 Mar 2013 13:17

How do you know my post is boring? I gave you an explanation.

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 2 Mar 2013 13:19

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