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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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      What a sensable contribution by Catherine The black propaganda from both the extream wings of politics is not congratulating the hospitals and Trusts who are...
    • User AvatarJack 31st Jan - 9:49am
      I'm not surprised that Clegg came across well; this is, after all, the man who shone in the Debates last election. However I thought he...
    • User AvatarJohnTilley 31st Jan - 9:43am
      Yes, Ibrahim - that was my intention. I am happy to be reinforcing your point. You make a good point. I think MPs' pay should...
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      I was watching recording of Scandal at the time but wonder if Cleggie is grounding out a possible media career for himself like Michael Porrtillo?...
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      jedibeeftrix - True. But surely pension provision is a different problem here. If we (or any country for that matter) wants pension provision then what...
    • User Avatartheakes 31st Jan - 8:58am
      Needs to be put in perspective. In 2010 won the ward with 1706 votes. Indicative of how far we have fallen nationally.