7:10am Friday 7th May 2010
THE Daily Echo is providing the most comprehensive coverage possible for the General Election in Hampshire.
4:41am Friday 7th May 2010
DESMOND Swayne has retained his seat for the Tories in New Forest West.
5:10am Wednesday 5th May 2010
TWO long-standing Conservative Hampshire MPs joined forces with the party's prospective parliamentary candidate Maria Hutchings as she went canvassing
for votes in West End.
12:29pm Saturday 10th April 2010
New Forest Greens have launched a campaign for a hike in the state pension in one of the greyest towns in the country – New Milton.
10:40am Tuesday 6th April 2010
THE date has been set for the UK to go to the polls after the Prime Minister called a general election.
5:05pm Thursday 1st April 2010
A GROUP of MPs in the south will be allowed to carry on employing family members at taxpayers’ expense after a call for a complete ban was rejected by the new ruling body on allowances.
New Forest West
This rock-solid Tory seat in Hampshire reaches the borders of Bournemouth and includes coastal and forest areas.
Its main population centres are the towns of Lymington and Ringwood.
At the last election, the Tories romped home with a majority exceeding 17,000 over the Liberal Democrats. The sitting Tory MP is Desmond Swayne who has acted as parliamentary private secretary to
the Conservative leader David Cameron.
Mr Swayne served in Iraq with the Territorial Army.
See below for the profile of your parliamentary candidates.
Desmond Swayne, Conservative, New Forest West
Janice Hurne, Labour, New Forest West
Mike Plummer, Liberal Democrat, New Forest West
Martin Lyon, United Kingdom Independence Party, New Forest West
Janet Richards, Green, New Forest West