Eastleigh by-election date revealed

Former Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne

Former Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne

by Emma Streatfield , Senior Reporter 5:36pm Wednesday 6th February 2013 in News

EASTLEIGH will decide on its new MP in less than a month's time.

February 28 is set to be announced as the date set for the town's by-election, following Chris Huhne's resignation on Monday.

Liberal Democrat Chief Whip Alistair Carmichael will tomorrow move the writ in the House of Commons to trigger the Eastleigh by-election.

The party who had held the seat can choose the date, but it must give at least 17 days' notice from the announcement before the by-election.

Liberal Democrat Party President Tim Farron said: “Liberal Democrats have proud 20-year record of action in Eastleigh, fighting for people in both local government and in Westminster.

“The people of Eastleigh should have the opportunity to elect someone to serve the constituency as soon as possible.

“This is going to be a tough fight, and clearly a fight that's between Liberal Democrats and Conservatives. I know that we will be up to the task - and I am confident and determined that we will win.”

Your vote

If the by-election was today, who would you vote for?

  • Conservative: 19%
  • Labour: 19%
  • Lib Dem: 10%
  • UKIP: 45%
  • Abstain/Not bother/Other: 7%

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5:39pm Wed 6 Feb 13 freefinker says…

.. come on southy. You know you have to.

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6:14pm Wed 6 Feb 13 Torchie1 says…

freefinker wrote…

.. come on southy. You know you have to.

For sheer entertainment if nothing else.

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6:23pm Wed 6 Feb 13 freefinker says…

Torchie1 wrote…

freefinker wrote…

.. come on southy. You know you have to.
For sheer entertainment if nothing else.

.. indeed.

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6:44pm Wed 6 Feb 13 J.P.M says…

Southy and I are in the Grapes and Berries, having a laugh about this situation. This evil, lying shyster has been found-out at last: and the 2 previous posters are hoping to make some tory political capital out of the situation?? Hang your heads in shame - you pair of court jesters

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6:58pm Wed 6 Feb 13 huckit P says…

According to the poll it looks like UKIP will win. Let's certainly hope so, if only to give the other political crooks a well-needed kick up the a*se.

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7:05pm Wed 6 Feb 13 eurogordi says…

UKIP ... UKIP ... UKIP ... UKIP Calling the by-election this early means that what Huhne has done will still be fresh in people's memory while any sensible voter will not go for another one of Cameron's cronies. Go UKIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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7:09pm Wed 6 Feb 13 J.P.M says…

He may get to experience one of those gay marraiges - in his cell..

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7:17pm Wed 6 Feb 13 Torchie1 says…

J.P.M wrote…

Southy and I are in the Grapes and Berries, having a laugh about this situation. This evil, lying shyster has been found-out at last: and the 2 previous posters are hoping to make some tory political capital out of the situation?? Hang your heads in shame - you pair of court jesters

I'd rather have the opportunity to throw back my head in laughter in the words of Taylor Swift, if you will fill in the application form for your new best friend.

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7:20pm Wed 6 Feb 13 J.P.M says…

OOOHHHHH Torchie didn't like the FACT that another mason is found to be bent

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7:34pm Wed 6 Feb 13 Linesman says…

I wonder whether Huhne has registered for a postal vote.

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7:38pm Wed 6 Feb 13 J.P.M says…

Linesman wrote…

I wonder whether Huhne has registered for a postal vote.

LOL - good call

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7:46pm Wed 6 Feb 13 Torchie1 says…

J.P.M wrote…

OOOHHHHH Torchie didn't like the FACT that another mason is found to be bent

Your ability to conjure 'facts' out of thin air suggests that you are falling under the influence of the Redbridge half-wit. I wonder if there's a coded message in the two posts concerning the cosy drinks and the reference to gay marriage.Do the Masons welcome and embrace gay couples?

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7:55pm Wed 6 Feb 13 eurogordi says…

Torchie1 wrote…

J.P.M wrote…

OOOHHHHH Torchie didn't like the FACT that another mason is found to be bent
Your ability to conjure 'facts' out of thin air suggests that you are falling under the influence of the Redbridge half-wit. I wonder if there's a coded message in the two posts concerning the cosy drinks and the reference to gay marriage.Do the Masons welcome and embrace gay couples?

How would we know? Aren't potential Masons invited to join by existing Masons and then have to take an oath of secrecy? I don't think women are admitted to the inner "square" either. Anything could be happening ....

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7:56pm Wed 6 Feb 13 wake up says…

UKIP , Nigel Farage would be a good honest candidate for the job, at least he exposes the truths about the fraud & banking & bailout scandals in the european union & even exposed von rumpoy & lady ashton WHO WERE NEVER EVER ELECTED but were given their seats & jobs by the corrupt corp elitest, UKIP UKIP UKIP ALL THE WAY ,

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8:06pm Wed 6 Feb 13 J.P.M says…

eurogordi wrote…

Torchie1 wrote…

J.P.M wrote…

OOOHHHHH Torchie didn't like the FACT that another mason is found to be bent
Your ability to conjure 'facts' out of thin air suggests that you are falling under the influence of the Redbridge half-wit. I wonder if there's a coded message in the two posts concerning the cosy drinks and the reference to gay marriage.Do the Masons welcome and embrace gay couples?
How would we know? Aren't potential Masons invited to join by existing Masons and then have to take an oath of secrecy? I don't think women are admitted to the inner "square" either. Anything could be happening ....

Correct - additionally, hasn't torchy read the reports on abuse in South Wales - the masons/local tory councillors were very active there!! So, I suppose the answer is - probably

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8:15pm Wed 6 Feb 13 bazzeroz says…

The Huhner the better!

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8:17pm Wed 6 Feb 13 bazzeroz says…

J.P.M wrote…

Linesman wrote…

I wonder whether Huhne has registered for a postal vote.
LOL - good call

On HMP headed paper!

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8:17pm Wed 6 Feb 13 J.P.M says…

Torchy would like to speak - but he's got his denture-filled mouth full........ ha ha ha ho

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8:18pm Wed 6 Feb 13 J.P.M says…

bazzeroz wrote…

J.P.M wrote…

Linesman wrote…

I wonder whether Huhne has registered for a postal vote.
LOL - good call
On HMP headed paper!

Brilliant!

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8:25pm Wed 6 Feb 13 kev63 says…

Time to get these conservative lap dogs out of eastleigh, family values preached whilst screwing your secretary hahahaha, you're going to get what you deserve Huhne, UKIP next please

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8:29pm Wed 6 Feb 13 J.P.M says…

kev63 wrote…

Time to get these conservative lap dogs out of eastleigh, family values preached whilst screwing your secretary hahahaha, you're going to get what you deserve Huhne, UKIP next please

torchy??....torchy.. ....... Thought as much - You are lost for words. Ha Ha Ha !!!

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9:09pm Wed 6 Feb 13 J.P.M says…

Torchy.............. ...........?

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9:20pm Wed 6 Feb 13 Stephen J says…

J.P.M wrote…

Southy and I are in the Grapes and Berries, having a laugh about this situation. This evil, lying shyster has been found-out at last: and the 2 previous posters are hoping to make some tory political capital out of the situation?? Hang your heads in shame - you pair of court jesters

So from your discussions tonight can we expect a TUSC candidate in the election?

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9:26pm Wed 6 Feb 13 wake up says…

Stephen J wrote…

J.P.M wrote…

Southy and I are in the Grapes and Berries, having a laugh about this situation. This evil, lying shyster has been found-out at last: and the 2 previous posters are hoping to make some tory political capital out of the situation?? Hang your heads in shame - you pair of court jesters
So from your discussions tonight can we expect a TUSC candidate in the election?

So from your discussions tonight can we expect a TNUC candidate in the election? PMSL

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9:38pm Wed 6 Feb 13 MGRA says…

Eastleigh is hilarious... devoted Lib-Dem voters who would vote in a convicted axe-murderer if he wore sandals..

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10:16pm Wed 6 Feb 13 freefinker says…

J.P.M wrote…

Southy and I are in the Grapes and Berries, having a laugh about this situation. This evil, lying shyster has been found-out at last: and the 2 previous posters are hoping to make some tory political capital out of the situation?? Hang your heads in shame - you pair of court jesters

LOL, keep it up. Just love your contributions. Creased up.

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11:06pm Wed 6 Feb 13 Saintsincethe60s says…

MGRA wrote…

Eastleigh is hilarious... devoted Lib-Dem voters who would vote in a convicted axe-murderer if he wore sandals..

So true But hopefully not this time

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11:10pm Wed 6 Feb 13 bazzeroz says…

MGRA wrote…

Eastleigh is hilarious... devoted Lib-Dem voters who would vote in a convicted axe-murderer if he wore sandals..

Shame, even the naked rambler's unavailable at the mo! Mind you he is a bit of a c.ock as well.

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11:19pm Wed 6 Feb 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

MGRA wrote…

Eastleigh is hilarious... devoted Lib-Dem voters who would vote in a convicted axe-murderer if he wore sandals..

You should stand, with the quality of your posting you should be able to con any self respecting voter.

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11:22pm Wed 6 Feb 13 FoysCornerBoy says…

So there's no truth in the rumours circulating in Westminster that Sue Bailey (Stafford Hospital/ Cure the NHS) or former Southampton General Hospital consultant, Clive Peedel will be standing on a platform of defending our health service? Now that would really put the cat among the pigeons!

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11:32pm Wed 6 Feb 13 stay local says…

J.P.M wrote…

Southy and I are in the Grapes and Berries, having a laugh about this situation. This evil, lying shyster has been found-out at last: and the 2 previous posters are hoping to make some tory political capital out of the situation?? Hang your heads in shame - you pair of court jesters

Having seen and commented upon Southy's tirade of tosh, even to question how an election result where he was no more than a joke candidate, he claims was a resounding victory How he has claimed at every opportunity that the TUSC who are against coalitions (but they are one themselves) are the true party of the future. Finally now the time has come where he can make his presence as a political colossus, shaking the foundations of the British parliamentary system. However, he needs to stand. In this paper he is the most prominent member of the TUSC and as such should be afforded the chance to put a TUSC MP in to parliament. To actually try and claim that Southy has honest intentions or the ability to tell the truth is laughable. Since you are his consort perhaps you can try to get a response form him or the other policy maker at the TUSC. WHAT IS A NEEDS BUDGET HOW WILL IT BE FUNDED, then may be details on how the moon causes earthquakes (including credible evidence), the details about a child damaged by the MMR vaccine and the major payout awarded. If you are kind enough to give a response I will add further questions that have as yet been unanswered, as I am sure others will. Southy has a chance to make political ground and he should grasp it with both hands!!

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11:39pm Wed 6 Feb 13 wake up says…

what ever happened to the days where politicians in the eastliegh borough were found hanging in a sex act whilst wearing stockings & suspenders ? they'll do anything to get votes lol

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12:04am Thu 7 Feb 13 freefinker says…

wake up wrote…

what ever happened to the days where politicians in the eastliegh borough were found hanging in a sex act whilst wearing stockings & suspenders ? they'll do anything to get votes lol

LOL, Eastleigh certainly does pick 'em. Wasn't there an orange involved as well?

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6:34am Thu 7 Feb 13 Saintsincethe60s says…

freefinker wrote…

wake up wrote…

what ever happened to the days where politicians in the eastliegh borough were found hanging in a sex act whilst wearing stockings & suspenders ? they'll do anything to get votes lol
LOL, Eastleigh certainly does pick 'em. Wasn't there an orange involved as well?

Part of his 5 a day

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11:22am Thu 7 Feb 13 one in a million says…

"Liberal Democrat Party President Tim Farron said: “Liberal Democrats have proud 20-year record of action in Eastleigh, fighting for people in both local government and in Westminster. " These "people" he mentions, that will be themselves then wont it?

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1:14pm Thu 7 Feb 13 behonest says…

Come on, let's give the Tories a chance! No mention of it in their manifesto, but they are about to change the centuries-old tradition of marriage. Whether we are in favour or not doesn't matter, it's being changed, so there! (Personally,I'm in favour - but our views are irrelevant) We're all wealthy in Hampshire, so who cares about the benefit cuts to low paid workers and the unemployed? In fact, we're all extremely wealthy in Hampshire, so who cares about the removal of child benefit from the middle classes? We're all so wealthy we can all enjoy the Tory cut in the top rate of tax for the highest earners, can't we? Great stuff. And we don't enjoy a drink at home, so the Tories minimum 45p unit price of alcohol tax, which will increase some bottles of cider from £3.50 to over £10 a bottle, just doesn't matter. The Tories were against this at the last election, but not now they are in power, so it's just another Tory tax lie. But we don't care, we're loaded. And remember, it's the rest who are 'dishonest', so let's vote Tory. Fantastic! Tory bonus - we'll also get our new nuclear bombs, at a cost of £30 billion to us. What austerity?

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