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Eastleigh by-election: your essential round-up of the latest campaign news (12 Feb)

Here’s a round-up of news from the past 24 hours in the Eastleigh by-election…

mike thornton eastleigh jon aylwinNick Clegg offered Lib Dem candidate Mike Thornton his full backing on a visit to Eastleigh on Monday. Here‘s the Guardian report:

“I am confident we will keep hold of this seat but not because I say so but because the people of Eastleigh are telling us that,” said Clegg. Focusing on the party’s local dominance – it is the only place in the country where every councillor at district and county level is a Liberal Democrat – he said voters would focus on its “record of action” and said the party had “to be quite clear where our differences lie”. … Speaking after meeting students at the local college, Clegg said: “Cutting council tax, promoting more apprenticeships, creating jobs, protecting green spaces – those are things that Liberal Democrats haven’t just talked about, they are things they have actually done and it’s a record of which we are tremendously proud.”

It’s not just Nick Clegg who’s been doing his Eastleigh stint, though. Pictured above (with thanks to Jon Aylwin) is North Devon MP Nick Harvey out canvassing with Mike and some of his supporters.

Want to join the hundreds of Lib Dems who are doing their bit to help get Mike elected as the next Lib Dem MP for Eastleigh on 28th February? Here’s a reminder of how YOU can make a difference:

  • Volunteer to help in Eastleigh itself
  • Make phone calls for the party if you can’t get there in person
  • Give a donation to help fund the campaign.
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    • User AvatarPaul Walter 21st Oct - 5:33pm
      The way he is holding the document makes it relatively obvious he is doing it on purpose.
    • User AvatarCaron Lindsay 21st Oct - 5:24pm
      #iagreewithAlice. This is a chance for Nick to right a huge wrong. We should have had a woman in the Cabinet a long time ago....
    • User AvatarRobin McGhee 21st Oct - 5:19pm
      Great article! Really can't see a reason not to have Jo Swinson in as Scottish Secretary, at the very least.
    • User AvatarHelen Tedcastle 21st Oct - 5:18pm
      I agree with Caron Lindsay - well said.
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      Just to repeat my point, you don't have to have a surplus to start reducing the relative size of the debt, if the economy is...
    • User AvatarRC 21st Oct - 5:10pm
      @ Bill le Breton If there isn't, we're going to be heading deeper and deeper into a debt spiral from which it will be difficult...