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ELECTION 2015: Last push for candidates ahead of polling day

Daily Echo:

12:22pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

POLITICIANS across Hampshire have embarked on one last push for YOUR vote.

ELECTION 2015: Economy and what the parties would do about it

Daily Echo: UK Banknotes And Coins (22155041)

10:38am Wednesday 6th May 2015

FROM the multi-million pound schemes that could transport Hampshire to the money you pay for your rent, fuel and shopping, it affects every walk of life.

ELECTION 2015: What the parties say on Europe and immigration

Daily Echo: FLYING THE FLAG: An in or out referendum on Britain’s continued membership of the European Union is likely in the next parliament

10:06am Wednesday 6th May 2015

THE UK's membership of the European Union and immigration are two of the thorniest issues the parties will tackle in the run-up to the General Election.

Women in "serious condition" after crash between fire engine and car

Daily Echo:

12:10am Wednesday 6th May 2015

TWO people have been taken to hospital after a fire engine collided with a car in Southampton.

Residents evacuated as fire crews tackle blaze at Hampshire home

Daily Echo:

12:40am Tuesday 5th May 2015

FIRE crews are currently tackling a blaze at a house in Chandler's Ford last night.

Shock after second suspected murder in Southampton in just four days

Daily Echo:

5:00am Tuesday 5th May 2015

A MURDER probe has been launched after a man died of serious injuries in Southampton - the second suspected murder in the city in just four days.

UPDATE: Murder probe launched after injured man dies in Southampton

Daily Echo:

12:40am Tuesday 5th May 2015

POLICE have arrested a man on suspicion of murder after victim dies from serious injuries in Southampton.

REVEALED: Hampshire landlords claiming millions of pounds in housing benefits

Daily Echo: Affordable housing scheme launched

5:00am Monday 4th May 2015

LANDLORDS in Hampshire are claiming millions of pounds in housing benefits, according to new figures.

ELECTION 2015: Southampton candidate hits out at rival over health centre claims

Daily Echo: Royston Smith

7:01pm Friday 1st May 2015

A SOUTHAMPTON election candidate has hit out at a rival, saying she has falsely claimed he wanted to close a threatened health centre.

ELECTION 2015: Chancellor pledges £2.4bn transport improvements for the south

Daily Echo: Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne during a visit to meet with apprentices at Manchester United Football Club, in Trafford Park. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 20, 2015. Photo credit should read: Joel Goodman/PA Wire. (2121587

12:10am Saturday 2nd May 2015

CHANCELLOR George Osborne will today pledge to start £2.4billion of transport improvements in the South within 100 days of a Conservative election victory.

ELECTION 2015: Tom Watson attacks Tories on economy in Southampton

Daily Echo:

11:20am Thursday 30th April 2015

A SENIOR Labour figure hit out at the Tories’ record on the economy during a visit to Southampton.

ELECTION 2015: William Hague turns down sausage rolls from UKIP candidate in Southampton

Daily Echo:

11:16am Thursday 30th April 2015

WITH the election race entering its final leg, taxes – and sausage rolls – were on the menu as a top Conservative dropped in on a key Southampton seat.

Anger from councillor over Tory candidate being 'parachuted in'

Daily Echo:

2:55pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

A CONSERVATIVE councillor has hit out at party chiefs for “parachuting in” a General Election candidate from outside a Hampshire constituency.

Hague in Southampton to help Tory campaign

Daily Echo:

2:15pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

FORMER Conservative party leader William Hague went walkabout in Southampton as he ‎backed one of his party's candidates.

Labour reiterate calls to keep Southampton walk-in centre open

Daily Echo:

5:32pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

THE future of health services in Southampton – and in particular a closure-threatened walk-in centre – were on the agenda again as a Labour heavyweight visited the city.

Nick Clegg rallies support in Eastleigh

Daily Echo:

11:12am Monday 27th April 2015

LIBERAL Democrat leader Nick Clegg issued a rallying call to supporters as he visited the home of Hampshire cricket.

Ex-Coalition duo clash while backing their candidates

Daily Echo:

5:38pm Friday 24th April 2015

FORMER Coalition partners traded blows as they backed two candidates vying for a key Hampshire seat.

UKIP candidate under fire after comparing the EU to Adolf Hitler at Southampton meeting

Daily Echo:

11:41am Friday 24th April 2015

A UKIP candidate has been criticised for quoting Adolf Hitler at a hustings event in Southampton.

ELECTION 2015: Cameron urges Southampton voters to 'stick with what works'

Daily Echo:

10:10am Friday 24th April 2015

IN A direct appeal to voters in Southampton, Prime Minister David Cameron has called on city residents to “stick with the plan that’s working” and back the Conservatives on May 7.

Council press forward with new Southampton housing plans

Daily Echo: Housing figures increased for Ilkley, Burley-in-Wharfedale and Menston

8:27am Thursday 23rd April 2015

PLANS for a Hampshire council to set up a housing development company have moved forward after city bosses gave it the green light.

ELECTION 2015: Chancellor George Osborne visits Hampshire to announce jobs bonanza

Daily Echo:

3:30pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

CHANCELLOR George Osborne is visiting Hampshire again today and announcing plans to create thousands of jobs and plough £2.4b into the South Coast's transport system.

Southampton landlord fined after turning family home into flats

Daily Echo: Affordable housing scheme launched

10:39am Tuesday 21st April 2015

A HAMPSHIRE landlord has been fined more than £2,000 for unlawfully turning a family home into flats.

ELECTION 2015: Country faces high-stakes game of deal or no deal

Daily Echo: Nicola Sturgeon

8:30am Tuesday 21st April 2015

COALITIONS, and who exactly will run the country from May 8, were back on the agenda as the Scottish National Party (SNP) launched its manifesto.

Hampshire UKIP candidate in fresh brush with the law after sausage roll row

Daily Echo:

8:00am Tuesday 21st April 2015

A UKIP general election candidate has been given a £600 fine after failing to provide police with information on an alleged motoring offence.

Spitfire statue could move a step closer for Southampton

Daily Echo:

5:30am Tuesday 21st April 2015

A GIANT, gleaming Spitfire statue in Southampton could move another step closer to reality today.

ELECTION 2015: Where the parties in your community stand over housing

Daily Echo: Call for action over lack of new homes being built

6:00am Sunday 19th April 2015

ONE OF the major issues of the upcoming general election is housing and the UK's chronic shortage of homes.

Lorry stuck on Southampton bridge causes delays

Daily Echo:

1:00am Sunday 19th April 2015

A LORRY became stuck on a bridge in Southampton, causing traffic chaos in the surrounding area.

Fire at Southampton hotel

Daily Echo:

11:36am Friday 17th April 2015

FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a blaze at a hotel in Southampton.

UPDATE: Gang robs Southampton post office

Daily Echo:

12:50am Saturday 18th April 2015

POLICE are investigating a suspected robbery at a Post Office in a Southampton street.

ELECTION 2015: UKIP urges voters to Believe in Britain

Daily Echo: GAINING GROUND: A leaked Labour Party document has been sent to North-East MP's whose seats are thought to be most at risk from Nigel Farage's Ukip party

11:20am Thursday 16th April 2015

UKIP chiefs urged voters to “believe in Britain” as the party launched its General Election manifesto.

ELECTION 2015: Lib Dems pledge to prevent fresh Hampshire housing 'bubble'

Daily Echo: FUNDING: Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg made the cash for schools announcement

11:09am Thursday 16th April 2015

THE Liberal Democrats have made preventing a fresh Hampshire “housing bubble” a key priority by pledging to build many more homes.

ELECTION 2015: Time running out to register to vote

Daily Echo:

10:04am Thursday 16th April 2015

THERE are just days left to make sure you have your say in one of the most dramatic General Elections in recent history.

ELECTION 2015: Greens promise 'new kind of politics' with manifesto

Daily Echo:

10:25am Wednesday 15th April 2015

THE Green Party’s leader spelled out her plans for a “new kind of politics” as she launched the party’s election manifesto.

ELECTION 2015: Tory heavyweight in Hampshire to back candidate

Daily Echo:

4:56pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

CONSERVATIVE heavyweight Iain Duncan-Smith dropped in on a Hampshire constituency to back his party's candidate.

Hampshire UKIP candidate faces anxious wait over police investigation into sausage roll 'bribe' but brings officers Jaffa Cakes

Daily Echo:

10:22am Monday 13th April 2015

A UKIP candidate faces an anxious wait to hear whether he has been charged with “bribing” voters with sausage rolls.

ELECTION 2015: Candidates lay out pledges at Southampton hustings

Daily Echo:

11:30am Saturday 11th April 2015

CANDIDATES in Hampshire spelled out their pledges for engineering, sciences and education at a hustings event at the University of Southampton Science Park.

Lib Dem candidate considering legal action against Hampshire UKIP hopeful over HIV comments

Daily Echo:

3:46pm Friday 10th April 2015

A LIBERAL Democrat candidate is considering legal action against a UKIP election hopeful after she wrongly said he contracted HIV on purpose.

Chancellor George Osborne visits Southampton's docks as plans for £12m investment unveiled

Daily Echo:

12:55pm Friday 10th April 2015

PLANS for £12m new vehicle handling facilities in Southampton's docks have been unveiled.

UKIP candidate apologises after HIV tweet

Daily Echo:

9:39pm Thursday 9th April 2015

UKIP’s candidate in Eastleigh has apologised after mistakenly saying a Liberal Democrat candidate contracted HIV on purpose.

ELECTION 2015: Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg visits Hampshire

Daily Echo:

6:37pm Thursday 9th April 2015

LIBERAL Democrat leader Nick Clegg said his party offers a "fair way to balance the books" during a visit to Hampshire.

Hampshire pensioner will contest General Election after party's controversial name change

Daily Echo:

2:11pm Thursday 9th April 2015

JUST days ago he said he wouldn’t stand – but Hampshire pensioner Ray Hall will contest the General Election after all after his new party name was given the green light.

Collision causes rush hour delays on major motorway

Daily Echo: A general picture of tailbacks on the M3

6:36pm Wednesday 8th April 2015

MOTORISTS are facing rush hour delays on a Hampshire motorway after a collision.

Author to visit Southampton for book-signing

Daily Echo: Shoppers evacuated from WestQuay due to fire

2:45pm Wednesday 8th April 2015

A LEADING author will be in Southampton on April 16 to sign copies of her new book.

Prime Minister under fire after "embarrassing" Southampton seat spelling error

Daily Echo: SUPPORT: Prime Minister David Cameron says the minimum wage rise will help families

8:00am Wednesday 8th April 2015

IT WAS meant to be a way of drumming up vital support ahead of a hotly-contested General Election.

Controversial £40m flats plan approved for Southampton

Daily Echo:

7:23am Wednesday 8th April 2015

A FORMER DIY store in Southampton is set to be transformed into flats for hundreds of students.

ELECTION 2015: Candidates explain how they'd get the south moving again

Daily Echo:

3:29pm Tuesday 7th April 2015

FROM its congested roads to packed trains, transport is a key issue in Hampshire.

£40m student flats plan for key site in Southampton

Daily Echo:

8:05am Tuesday 7th April 2015

TODAY is decision day for £40m plans to create hundreds of student flats in Southampton.

How do we get Southampton's roads moving again?

Daily Echo:

1:00pm Saturday 4th April 2015

IT was news that came as no surprise to many motorists who sat through jams in Southampton last year – congestion levels increased in 2014.

Controversial Israel conference will NOT go ahead, university chiefs confirm

Daily Echo:

1:07pm Thursday 2nd April 2015

UNIVERSITY chiefs have confirmed that a controversial conference on Israel has been cancelled.

Veteran politician hits the campaign trail in Hampshire to back Lib Dem candidate

Daily Echo:

1:38pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

‎VETERAN politician Shirley Williams hit the campaign trail on a visit to a Hampshire town.

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