Posts Tagged “eastleigh by-election”

++ Another new Eastleigh poll – and this time it shows the Tories in front by 4%

by Stephen Tall on February 23, 2013

Last night brought news of a Populus poll for The Times showing the Lib Dems ahead of the Tories by 33%-28%, a Lib Dem lead of 5%. But tonight a Survation poll for the Mail on Sunday has shown the Tories ahead of the Lib Dems by 33%-29%, a Tory lead of 4%. Survation conducted […]

Eastleigh by-election: your essential round-up of the week’s campaign news

by Stephen Tall on February 23, 2013

Lib Dem chief executive Tim Gordon summed up the week so far in his weekly email to activists: Liberal Democrats have broken their own party’s by-election campaign records with more volunteers, more money raised and more campaign literature delivered in the opening days of the Eastleigh by-election campaign than any other. And today’s been no […]

++ New Eastleigh poll: Lib Dems have 5% lead over Tories, Labour trail in 4th place behind Ukip

by Stephen Tall on February 22, 2013

UK Polling Report has the figures from the latest (and last?) opinion poll to be conducted in Eastleigh ahead of polling day this Thursday — it shows the Lib Dems leading the Tories by 5%. The poll was conducted for The Times by Populus, the firm which undertook a previous survey for Lord Ashcroft (changes […]

Eastleigh by-election: your essential round-up of the latest campaign news (21 Feb)

by Stephen Tall on February 21, 2013

It was another day when more than 200 Lib Dem volunteers had signed-in by lunchtime to help Mike Thornton’s by-election campaign in Eastleigh. It really is quite amazing to see the party’s by-election campaign in full swing. The big push will come this weekend, the final one before polling day — you can sign up […]

Eastleigh by-election: your essential round-up of the latest campaign news (19 Feb)

by Stephen Tall on February 19, 2013

It’s been another record-breaking day for Mike Thornton’s team in Eastleigh — well over 200 party volunteers had arrived by lunchtime today, with many more arriving later on. This follows the 530+ who visited this weekend, and the 1,000+ who campaigned during the first week. The party’s poll ratings may not be sky-high, but the […]

Half a defence of John O’Farrell’s comments on Margaret Thatcher

by Stephen Tall on February 18, 2013

I wonder if Labour HQ wish they’d read John O’Farrell’s 1998 book, Things Can Only Get Better, a little more carefully before he was selected to fight the Eastleigh by-election? First there was his call for Labour voters to vote tactically for the Lib Dems to beat the Tories, as uncovered by Mark Pack here: […]

Eastleigh by-election: your essential round-up of all the weekend’s news (18 Feb)

by Stephen Tall on February 18, 2013

The penultimate weekend’s campaigning was frenetic at the Lib Dems’ Eastleigh HQ… Over 530 Lib Dem volunteers passed through its doors in just this weekend (to add to the 1,000+ who’d visited in the previous week). Visitors included an upbeat Nick Clegg (BBC report and video here) and others — as this video shows: >> […]

Nick Clegg’s Letter from the Leader: “From Eastleigh to Africa – and back again!”

by Stephen Tall on February 17, 2013

Nick’s latest weekly missive focuses on two places: his visits as party leader to the Lib Dem by-election campaign in Eastleigh, and his visit as Deputy Prime Minister to Mozambique and Ethiopia to focus on ‘the three Ts’ – tax, transparency and trade. Here’s his letter in full… Like so many of you, I’ve been […]

Eastleigh by-election: your essential round-up of the week’s campaign news

by Stephen Tall on February 15, 2013

It’s only just over a week since the Eastleigh by-election was called. But this first Lib Dem / Tory by-election battle of the parliament has attracted a lot of interest. One aspect that hasn’t been noted much in the media is the level of enthusiasm within the Lib Dems to fight this by-election, and fight […]

Eastleigh by-election: your essential round-up of the latest campaign news (13 Feb)

by Stephen Tall on February 13, 2013

Here’s a round-up of news from the past 24 hours in the Eastleigh by-election… Mike Thornton’s campaign in full swing The Lib Dems’ Mike Thornton — pictured here (by Jon Aylwin) with 1994 by-election victor David Chidgey — has been focusing on how the pupil premium, the party’s flagship education policy, has been helping Eastleigh […]