Liberal Democrat heavyweights Vince Cable and Danny Alexander visit Eastleigh again

Vince Cable and Danny Alexander with candidate Mike Thornton in Hedge End today.

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Lib Dem political heavyweights Vince Cable and Danny Alexander again weighed into the Eastleigh by-election campaign today.

The Secretary of State for Business and the Chief Secretary to the Treasury were in town last weekend - but today re-joined the party's candidate, Mike Thornton.

The trio were at the global headquarters of the laser manufacturing specialists, SPI Lasers, where they met and spoke to workers on the production line.

Mr Cable said: “I think in the week or so I have been here visiting, the real strength that we have is our local roots and local council. We elected a very good representative in Mike who has been a big part of that process.

“We have very strong community politics and an identity with the area, so there's a very strong local thing going on here.”

Danny Alexander added: “It shows how right the Liberal Democrats have been on fairer taxes. Over the past 24 hours we've seen the Labour Party trying to take credit for our mansion tax idea and the Conservatives trying to take credit for our idea about raising the working tax ratio.”

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5:48pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Stephen J says...

Nearly five hours and bar this one, not a single comment. Interesting.
Nearly five hours and bar this one, not a single comment. Interesting. Stephen J
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6:00pm Fri 15 Feb 13

freefinker says...

.. you've spoilt it now.

I was thinking of posting a similar comment 45 minutes ago; but with great will power I resisted in the hope of this item scoring 'nul points'. LOL
.. you've spoilt it now. I was thinking of posting a similar comment 45 minutes ago; but with great will power I resisted in the hope of this item scoring 'nul points'. LOL freefinker
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11:47pm Fri 15 Feb 13

IronLady2010 says...

The Lib Dems have a long way to go to win back trust in this area.

I struggle to believe Huhne not only lied to the electorate but stated his innocence on many occasions and at the last hurdle admitted he was guilty.

We place our trust in people like Huhne and he has kicked us all in the face.

If he gets away with no prison sentence then we know the entire system is fixed.
The Lib Dems have a long way to go to win back trust in this area. I struggle to believe Huhne not only lied to the electorate but stated his innocence on many occasions and at the last hurdle admitted he was guilty. We place our trust in people like Huhne and he has kicked us all in the face. If he gets away with no prison sentence then we know the entire system is fixed. IronLady2010
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8:06pm Sat 16 Feb 13

Jack Herer says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
The Lib Dems have a long way to go to win back trust in this area.

I struggle to believe Huhne not only lied to the electorate but stated his innocence on many occasions and at the last hurdle admitted he was guilty.

We place our trust in people like Huhne and he has kicked us all in the face.

If he gets away with no prison sentence then we know the entire system is fixed.
No excuse for Huhne, but have Lib Dem policies actually let anyone down?

They are far more trust worthy than the Tories or Labour who have obvious self interest when decision making; be that rich fat cat friends, or newspaper owners, or union buddies.
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: The Lib Dems have a long way to go to win back trust in this area. I struggle to believe Huhne not only lied to the electorate but stated his innocence on many occasions and at the last hurdle admitted he was guilty. We place our trust in people like Huhne and he has kicked us all in the face. If he gets away with no prison sentence then we know the entire system is fixed.[/p][/quote]No excuse for Huhne, but have Lib Dem policies actually let anyone down? They are far more trust worthy than the Tories or Labour who have obvious self interest when decision making; be that rich fat cat friends, or newspaper owners, or union buddies. Jack Herer
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6:26pm Sat 23 Feb 13

philgcdr says...

"UKIP (UKIP.org) SURGE IN EASTLEIGH

This morning’s Populus poll bears that out. They are in third place with 21 per cent, with the Tories second on 28 and the Lib Dems ahead with 33. But, as the indispensable UK Polling Report points out,if you don’t reallocate some of the undecides to the party they voted for last time, UKIP are doing even better. The numbers then are UKIP 25%, Tories 26% and Lib Dems 31%"

From: Specatordotcodotuk
"UKIP (UKIP.org) SURGE IN EASTLEIGH This morning’s Populus poll bears that out. They are in third place with 21 per cent, with the Tories second on 28 and the Lib Dems ahead with 33. But, as the indispensable UK Polling Report points out,if you don’t reallocate some of the undecides to the party they voted for last time, UKIP are doing even better. The numbers then are UKIP 25%, Tories 26% and Lib Dems 31%" From: Specatordotcodotuk philgcdr
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