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Eastleigh Tory candidate “running scared” from hustings

Missing Tory candidateThe Conservative candidate has pulled out of the BBC Radio 5 Live hustings this morning, and is facing accusations of running scared of voters.

From The Guardian:

There is growing concern within the party that with a week to go before polling day her no-nonsense and frequently off-message approach is damaging its chances of seizing the seat from the Liberal Democrats.

Candidates from the other major parties were attending the debate – chaired by Victoria Derbyshire – on Thursday morning for 5 Live, a major set-piece of the week. But Conservative

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  • User AvatarDavid Raw 25th Nov - 8:14pm
    Five things : Five things we learned, Five things we want....all common currency in local journalism these days... even Tim's doing it. Here are my...
  • User AvatarMatt (Bristol) 25th Nov - 8:11pm
    Malc, I think you'll find that the de facto economy spokesman in the HoC (by his own choice) is Tim Farron.
  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 25th Nov - 7:56pm
    The Autumn Statement was alright. I give it 6/10 for the climbdown on tax credit and police cuts plus the extra defence spending. Buy to...
  • User AvatarGraham Evans 25th Nov - 7:53pm
    I'm not sure where Tim got his information from regarding further education, but relatively speaking things are much better than was feared. See for instance...
  • User AvatarNeil Sandison 25th Nov - 7:51pm
    Miffed red tory . If you are not comfortable where you are don't stay there .We have good honest open debates around policy. We don't...
  • User Avatarmalc 25th Nov - 7:25pm
    I know the LibDems are thin on the ground, but surely they must have a economics spokesman in the Commons. I can't remember seeing one,...