Labour candidate John O'Farrell 'has a lot to learn about Eastleigh'

Daily Echo: John O'Farrell and Harriet Harman face the cameras John O'Farrell and Harriet Harman face the cameras

NEWLY nominated labour candidate John O'Farrell aired he had a lot to learn about Eastleigh if he was to win the seat.

Speaking at his unveiling as the party's candidate to contest the by election comedy writer John O'Farrell said he should not be judged on the fact he wasn't local.

Talking to students at a visit to Barton Perveril college Mr O'Farrell said:" there are things I have got to learn about, for example the Ford factory.

When pressed he said he knew it was closing with the loss of a "few hundred jobs".

But he said his background in championing better schools and national issues of tax, housing and jobs would be the key campaign areas in the battle for Eastleigh.

"Those key principals don't change, locations do."

Despite the circumstances in which Chris Huhne left the seat, Mr O Farrelll who was elected by Labour Party members last night said being an MP was an honourable job "I know it is not a fashionable thing to say but I think it is an honourable job."

He also told students that his generation owed them an apology as their prospects were not as as previous ones.

Mr O'Farrell also accused the UKIP candidate Diane James of being racist following her comments surrounding the link between immigration and crime.

Mr OFarrell was visiting the college with Harriet Harman who hosted a question and answers session with the students.

During the discussion she described the former comedy writer as some one who would "shake things up a bit" in Westminster.

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5:29pm Wed 13 Feb 13

southy says...

All this coverage given to Labour, Tory, Lib/dems and UKIP, How about giving the other partys just as much coverage
All this coverage given to Labour, Tory, Lib/dems and UKIP, How about giving the other partys just as much coverage southy

5:36pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Stephen J says...

southy wrote:
All this coverage given to Labour, Tory, Lib/dems and UKIP, How about giving the other partys just as much coverage
No doubt if the 'other parties' knew how to manager PR they'd get some coverage. The media doesn't go looking for it, you have to give it to them.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: All this coverage given to Labour, Tory, Lib/dems and UKIP, How about giving the other partys just as much coverage[/p][/quote]No doubt if the 'other parties' knew how to manager PR they'd get some coverage. The media doesn't go looking for it, you have to give it to them. Stephen J

5:39pm Wed 13 Feb 13

rich the stitch says...

Stephen J wrote:
southy wrote: All this coverage given to Labour, Tory, Lib/dems and UKIP, How about giving the other partys just as much coverage
No doubt if the 'other parties' knew how to manager PR they'd get some coverage. The media doesn't go looking for it, you have to give it to them.
Or prehaps we could get them to look at the some of the threads Southy has been involved with. I'm sure the other members of the TUSC would agree with Southy 100% and see him as a fair representation of the party and it's members.
[quote][p][bold]Stephen J[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: All this coverage given to Labour, Tory, Lib/dems and UKIP, How about giving the other partys just as much coverage[/p][/quote]No doubt if the 'other parties' knew how to manager PR they'd get some coverage. The media doesn't go looking for it, you have to give it to them.[/p][/quote]Or prehaps we could get them to look at the some of the threads Southy has been involved with. I'm sure the other members of the TUSC would agree with Southy 100% and see him as a fair representation of the party and it's members. rich the stitch

5:55pm Wed 13 Feb 13

freefinker says...

Stephen J wrote:
southy wrote:
All this coverage given to Labour, Tory, Lib/dems and UKIP, How about giving the other partys just as much coverage
No doubt if the 'other parties' knew how to manager PR they'd get some coverage. The media doesn't go looking for it, you have to give it to them.
Indeed.

And, southy, proper PR is not just this: -

southy says...12:31am Sun 10 Feb 13.

"For the Echo

http://www.tusc.org.

uk/press080213.php"
[quote][p][bold]Stephen J[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: All this coverage given to Labour, Tory, Lib/dems and UKIP, How about giving the other partys just as much coverage[/p][/quote]No doubt if the 'other parties' knew how to manager PR they'd get some coverage. The media doesn't go looking for it, you have to give it to them.[/p][/quote]Indeed. And, southy, proper PR is not just this: - southy says...12:31am Sun 10 Feb 13. "For the Echo http://www.tusc.org. uk/press080213.php" freefinker

7:19pm Wed 13 Feb 13

GirlMedia says...

Apparently he sees Eastleigh as an outlet to show his outrage at the Coalition government. Oh good. So he's doing it for all the right reasons then...
Apparently he sees Eastleigh as an outlet to show his outrage at the Coalition government. Oh good. So he's doing it for all the right reasons then... GirlMedia

8:20pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Torchie1 says...

southy wrote:
All this coverage given to Labour, Tory, Lib/dems and UKIP, How about giving the other partys just as much coverage
If you can't find it under 'News' try looking under 'Comedy'.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: All this coverage given to Labour, Tory, Lib/dems and UKIP, How about giving the other partys just as much coverage[/p][/quote]If you can't find it under 'News' try looking under 'Comedy'. Torchie1

8:45pm Wed 13 Feb 13

southy says...

Stephen J wrote:
southy wrote:
All this coverage given to Labour, Tory, Lib/dems and UKIP, How about giving the other partys just as much coverage
No doubt if the 'other parties' knew how to manager PR they'd get some coverage. The media doesn't go looking for it, you have to give it to them.
You can have all the pr managers there is, but you still not going to get the coverage from a right wing controlled news paper, they don't want us to show people on mass that there is a different way of doing things
[quote][p][bold]Stephen J[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: All this coverage given to Labour, Tory, Lib/dems and UKIP, How about giving the other partys just as much coverage[/p][/quote]No doubt if the 'other parties' knew how to manager PR they'd get some coverage. The media doesn't go looking for it, you have to give it to them.[/p][/quote]You can have all the pr managers there is, but you still not going to get the coverage from a right wing controlled news paper, they don't want us to show people on mass that there is a different way of doing things southy

8:47pm Wed 13 Feb 13

southy says...

Lets have a live TV and radio Hustings with all the partys candidates. lets see who would fair better in a debate of the candidates.
Lets have a live TV and radio Hustings with all the partys candidates. lets see who would fair better in a debate of the candidates. southy

8:48pm Wed 13 Feb 13

huckit P says...

If the man has little or no knowledge of local issues he should not be a candidate. How can he properly represent the people of Eastleigh if he doesn't know what they want? (Mind you, I doubt they know either!)
If the man has little or no knowledge of local issues he should not be a candidate. How can he properly represent the people of Eastleigh if he doesn't know what they want? (Mind you, I doubt they know either!) huckit P

8:51pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Stephen J says...

southy wrote:
Stephen J wrote:
southy wrote:
All this coverage given to Labour, Tory, Lib/dems and UKIP, How about giving the other partys just as much coverage
No doubt if the 'other parties' knew how to manager PR they'd get some coverage. The media doesn't go looking for it, you have to give it to them.
You can have all the pr managers there is, but you still not going to get the coverage from a right wing controlled news paper, they don't want us to show people on mass that there is a different way of doing things
Are you saying that the 'other parties' have put in press releases and set up photo ops that haven't been taken up? Or are you playing the excuse card yet again?
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stephen J[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: All this coverage given to Labour, Tory, Lib/dems and UKIP, How about giving the other partys just as much coverage[/p][/quote]No doubt if the 'other parties' knew how to manager PR they'd get some coverage. The media doesn't go looking for it, you have to give it to them.[/p][/quote]You can have all the pr managers there is, but you still not going to get the coverage from a right wing controlled news paper, they don't want us to show people on mass that there is a different way of doing things[/p][/quote]Are you saying that the 'other parties' have put in press releases and set up photo ops that haven't been taken up? Or are you playing the excuse card yet again? Stephen J

9:33pm Wed 13 Feb 13

andysaint says...

Waste of space every last one of em.
Labour, lib dem or tory bunch of public schoolboy t ossers trying to run our lives for us when they havnt had to do a f uckin days work in their tiny insignificant lives. Any vote is a wasted vote - all as bad as each other - vote revolution brothers.
Waste of space every last one of em. Labour, lib dem or tory bunch of public schoolboy t ossers trying to run our lives for us when they havnt had to do a f uckin days work in their tiny insignificant lives. Any vote is a wasted vote - all as bad as each other - vote revolution brothers. andysaint

10:06pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Mike Grant says...

No - he SHOULD be judged on the fact he isn't local. The Conservatives and the LibDems managed to field candidates with local connections - why does Labour feel it's necessary to parachute in an outsider? I suppose we should be grateful it isn't some wet-behind-the-ears little middle-class Blairite reptile.
No - he SHOULD be judged on the fact he isn't local. The Conservatives and the LibDems managed to field candidates with local connections - why does Labour feel it's necessary to parachute in an outsider? I suppose we should be grateful it isn't some wet-behind-the-ears little middle-class Blairite reptile. Mike Grant

9:08am Thu 14 Feb 13

CharlieOxbridge says...

In the space of one interview it has all ready become clear that John O'Farrel is not up to the job. He should not be judged on not being local but he could actually bother to do some research into the local issues that Easleigh residents face. His lack of knowledge on housing issues in Eastleigh was an embarrassment and the cries of racist already against UKIP's Diane is pathetic, he will ignore crime rates and immigration. At least Diane James knows he stuff when it comes to local issues.
In the space of one interview it has all ready become clear that John O'Farrel is not up to the job. He should not be judged on not being local but he could actually bother to do some research into the local issues that Easleigh residents face. His lack of knowledge on housing issues in Eastleigh was an embarrassment and the cries of racist already against UKIP's Diane is pathetic, he will ignore crime rates and immigration. At least Diane James knows he stuff when it comes to local issues. CharlieOxbridge

1:13pm Thu 14 Feb 13

kingnotail says...

I can enlighten you John: boring, backwards satellite town of boring backwards city in Britain's deprived 'deep-south'.
I can enlighten you John: boring, backwards satellite town of boring backwards city in Britain's deprived 'deep-south'. kingnotail

5:37pm Thu 14 Feb 13

GirlMedia says...

kingnotail wrote:
I can enlighten you John: boring, backwards satellite town of boring backwards city in Britain's deprived 'deep-south'.
Hahhahahahahha! You just keep telling yourself that. It's bloody great down here, low unemployment, higher than average wages, much lower than average deprivation, lower crime. Great businesses, beautiful villages, the busiest port in the UK. That's why they call it the beautiful south! #eastleighandproud
[quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: I can enlighten you John: boring, backwards satellite town of boring backwards city in Britain's deprived 'deep-south'.[/p][/quote]Hahhahahahahha! You just keep telling yourself that. It's bloody great down here, low unemployment, higher than average wages, much lower than average deprivation, lower crime. Great businesses, beautiful villages, the busiest port in the UK. That's why they call it the beautiful south! #eastleighandproud GirlMedia

5:47pm Thu 14 Feb 13

kingnotail says...

GirlMedia wrote:
kingnotail wrote:
I can enlighten you John: boring, backwards satellite town of boring backwards city in Britain's deprived 'deep-south'.
Hahhahahahahha! You just keep telling yourself that. It's bloody great down here, low unemployment, higher than average wages, much lower than average deprivation, lower crime. Great businesses, beautiful villages, the busiest port in the UK. That's why they call it the beautiful south! #eastleighandproud
Nonsense. High cost of living coupled with below average wages = worst place to be right now.
[quote][p][bold]GirlMedia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: I can enlighten you John: boring, backwards satellite town of boring backwards city in Britain's deprived 'deep-south'.[/p][/quote]Hahhahahahahha! You just keep telling yourself that. It's bloody great down here, low unemployment, higher than average wages, much lower than average deprivation, lower crime. Great businesses, beautiful villages, the busiest port in the UK. That's why they call it the beautiful south! #eastleighandproud[/p][/quote]Nonsense. High cost of living coupled with below average wages = worst place to be right now. kingnotail

7:48pm Thu 14 Feb 13

GirlMedia says...

kingnotail wrote:
GirlMedia wrote:
kingnotail wrote:
I can enlighten you John: boring, backwards satellite town of boring backwards city in Britain's deprived 'deep-south'.
Hahhahahahahha! You just keep telling yourself that. It's bloody great down here, low unemployment, higher than average wages, much lower than average deprivation, lower crime. Great businesses, beautiful villages, the busiest port in the UK. That's why they call it the beautiful south! #eastleighandproud
Nonsense. High cost of living coupled with below average wages = worst place to be right now.
Not in my world! Full of opportunity!! UK average gross weekly earnings£405, Eastleigh average £441. Source: ONS x
[quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GirlMedia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: I can enlighten you John: boring, backwards satellite town of boring backwards city in Britain's deprived 'deep-south'.[/p][/quote]Hahhahahahahha! You just keep telling yourself that. It's bloody great down here, low unemployment, higher than average wages, much lower than average deprivation, lower crime. Great businesses, beautiful villages, the busiest port in the UK. That's why they call it the beautiful south! #eastleighandproud[/p][/quote]Nonsense. High cost of living coupled with below average wages = worst place to be right now.[/p][/quote]Not in my world! Full of opportunity!! UK average gross weekly earnings£405, Eastleigh average £441. Source: ONS x GirlMedia

10:10am Fri 15 Feb 13

philgcdr says...

Google title to read more: Daughter of Labour Chairman joins UKIP

"34 year old mother of one, Angharad Yeo, is one of the latest in a growing number of defections to UKIP from the three parties in Westminster. Her mother Harriet Yeo is Chair of Labour NEC.

Angharad Yeo, a long term Labour supporter and campaigner who helped the party in elections since the age of 17, came to the conclusion after the recent Police Commissioner vote that UKIP better represented her views."
Google title to read more: Daughter of Labour Chairman joins UKIP "34 year old mother of one, Angharad Yeo, is one of the latest in a growing number of defections to UKIP from the three parties in Westminster. Her mother Harriet Yeo is Chair of Labour NEC. Angharad Yeo, a long term Labour supporter and campaigner who helped the party in elections since the age of 17, came to the conclusion after the recent Police Commissioner vote that UKIP better represented her views." philgcdr

8:36am Sun 17 Feb 13

Pikey-Biker says...

kingnotail wrote:
I can enlighten you John: boring, backwards satellite town of boring backwards city in Britain's deprived 'deep-south'.
Is there anywhere in the U.K you can say anything positive about?
[quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: I can enlighten you John: boring, backwards satellite town of boring backwards city in Britain's deprived 'deep-south'.[/p][/quote]Is there anywhere in the U.K you can say anything positive about? Pikey-Biker

4:08pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Pikey-Biker says...

****-Biker wrote:
kingnotail wrote: I can enlighten you John: boring, backwards satellite town of boring backwards city in Britain's deprived 'deep-south'.
Is there anywhere in the U.K you can say anything positive about?
I'll take that as no then
[quote][p][bold]****-Biker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: I can enlighten you John: boring, backwards satellite town of boring backwards city in Britain's deprived 'deep-south'.[/p][/quote]Is there anywhere in the U.K you can say anything positive about?[/p][/quote]I'll take that as no then Pikey-Biker

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