Dan Snow

Council investigates Dan Snow claim that Brexit Party leaflet arrived in postal vote envelope

NEW FOREST District Council is investigating a claim by TV historian Dan Snow that a Brexit Party leaflet was delivered to his New Forest home in the same official envelope carrying his postal ballot...
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

Parties urged to keep talking over control of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

THE chief executive of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council has urged political groups to continue discussions to form a controlling administration. Ahead of the first meeting of the new unitary authority on Tuesday, Graham Farrant...
Steve Bray

Brexit protest din outside parliament ‘needs to be stopped’, says New Forest MP

THE noise of Brexit protestors outside parliament “needs to be stopped”, according to New Forest East MP Julian Lewis. He complained in the House of Commons about the “incessant loud noise” of campaigners camped outside. Dr...

New Forest councillor on course to become Hampshire leader

THE new leader of Hampshire County Council has been announced - and he is a New Forest councillor. Cllr Keith Mans, current Conservative deputy leader and cabinet member for children’s services, is set to become...

Voters choose new-look Forest town and parish councils

THE New Forest has some new-look town and parish councils after the local elections last week. The biggest change was in Hythe and Dibden where the Liberal Democrats made a clean sweep of the council,...
Christchurch election results

Independents trounce Christchurch Tories in first ‘super council’ election

NO party will be in overall control of the new Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch unitary authority after the Conservatives won just 36 seats of the 76 up for grabs. The party took a particular pounding...
New Forest election results

New Forest Tories stay in charge but Liberal Democrats promise fresh scrutiny

THE leader of the Liberal Democrat group has hailed the party’s performance at the New Forest District Council elections in which it increased its seats from two to 13. Overall the Tories retained control of...
Cllr Barry Rickman

New Forest Conservatives retain power amid Liberal Democrat revival

THE Conservatives have held on to power on New Forest District Council last night despite a Liberal Democrat revival which saw them take more than a dozen seats last night. The Tories share of the authority’s...
Polling station sign

Tories’ dominance faces challenge as voters go to the polls

VOTERS are going to the polls today (Thursday) with the ruling Conservatives facing a challenge to their huge majority on New Forest District Council. The first result came in weeks ago without a ballot being...
Sir Vince Cable visits

Election race heats up as parties count down to polling day

THE local elections race is into its final week after parties clashed in Hythe when the national leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Vince Cable, visited to support his party’s campaign. Sir Vince, whose wife...
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