James Binns

If delivering Brexit destroys the Conservatives – so be it, says party chair

THE chair of the New Forest East Conservative Association has said he would be willing to see the destruction of his party in order to deliver Brexit. James Binns made his comments to more than...
New Forest climate emergency

Tories criticised amid two-speed response to climate change challenge

NEW FOREST Conservatives have been accused by the Liberal Democrats of kicking the global warming issue “down the road” as their county colleagues officially declared a climate emergency. Hampshire’s ruling Tory cabinet announced this week...
Christchurch Labour

Labour party chair resigns over ‘rudeness and divisiveness’ of members

THE chair of the Christchurch Labour party has quit in protest at fellow members’ “rudeness and divisiveness”. Andy Dunne has stepped down after more than a year in charge, ahead of the turbulent group’s annual...
Chris Chope Tory leadership

Tory MP reveals choice for next prime minister – but not who gets his...

CHRISTCHURCH MP Sir Chris Chope is supporting the little-backed Esther McVey for the Conservative leadership – but refused to say if he would actually vote for her. Pro-Brexit Sir Chris revealed his preference to the...
Hampshire County Council

Libraries and social services under threat in new £80m spending cuts drive

LIBRARY closures, reduced winter gritting and increased service charges are being considered by Hampshire County Council to plug a looming £80m hole in its finances. The Conservative-run authority said shrinking government funding and growing demand...
Christchurch tax

Residents set for tax cut in new council plan to speed up funding ‘fairness’

CHRISTCHURCH residents are due for a tax cut as plans to bring rates in the new unitary council into line more quickly are overhauled. Fresh proposals, outlined in a report to the first meeting of...
Mr Boris Johnson

New Forest MPs declare support for Boris Johnson to be next prime minister

TWO New Forest MPs have publicly thrown their support behind Boris Johnson in the Conservative leadership contest. Tory Brexiters Sir Desmond Swayne, MP for New Forest West, and Julian Lewis, MP for New Forest East,...
New Forest European elections

Brexit Party wins biggest share of local votes in European elections

THE Brexit Party won the most votes in the New Forest as the local European parliament election results saw the Conservatives squeezed into third place by the Liberal Democrats. Nigel Farage's new group gained 23,854...
Hampshire County Council

Tory council leader joins cross-party call for more government funding

THE new leader of Hampshire County Council has joined a cross-party call to government for a “significant injection of funding” after a report showed authorities across the country could be facing a £51.8bn funding...

Tories urge Lib Dems to cool down in row over ‘climate emergency’ action

CONSERVATIVES were accused by Liberal Democrats of pushing climate change action “into the undergrowth” at the first New Forest District Council meeting since the local elections. Cllr Barry Rickman’s administration, which voters returned to power...
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