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Daily Echo: Election 2010 with the Daily Echo

7:10am Friday 7th May 2010

THE Daily Echo is providing the most comprehensive coverage possible for the General Election in Hampshire.

Swayne holds New Forest West

Daily Echo: Desmond Swayne and Julian Lewis

4:41am Friday 7th May 2010

DESMOND Swayne has retained his seat for the Tories in New Forest West.

MPs give backing to Tory candidate

Daily Echo: Maria Hutchings

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.

Greens target the grey vote

Daily Echo: New Forest green candidates Beverley Golden and Janet Richards

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.

PM calls general election

Daily Echo: Gordon Brown was criticised by the national statistics watchdog for mis-using immigration figures

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.

MPs can continue to employ family members

Daily Echo: NEW Forest MP Desmond Swayne

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.

Daily Echo: New Forest West Constituency

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.

Prospective Parliamentary Candidates across Hampshire

See below for the profile of your parliamentary candidates.

Desmond Swayne, Conservative, New Forest West

Daily Echo: NEW Forest MP Desmond Swayne

Desmond Swayne, Conservative, New Forest West

Janice Hurne, Labour, New Forest West

Daily Echo: Janice Hurne

Janice Hurne, Labour, New Forest West

Mike Plummer, Lib Dem, New Forest West

Daily Echo: Mike Plummer

Mike Plummer, Liberal Democrat, New Forest West

Martin Lyon, UKIP, New Forest West

Daily Echo: Martin Lyon

Martin Lyon, United Kingdom Independence Party, New Forest West

Janet Richards, Green, New Forest West

Daily Echo: Janet Richards

Janet Richards, Green, New Forest West

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