Politics? You're all the same.
Today I took off my rosette and went and visited Southampton General Hospital which serves Eastleigh. It’s way outside the constituency, so I wasn’t there asking anyone for votes. But the invitation was there, a Labour big wig was going so I said sure, I’d like to see it too. The doctors were keen for us to help counter the ignorance about rheumatoid arthritis in children. As it happens I knew...
Pushwinder: "I want an MP who will look after me...
Election Day is almost upon us and Pushwinder knows who she will be casting her ballot for tomorrow: “I want an MP who will look after me and my family; not millionaires and bankers. The Lib Dems and Conservatives just don’t understand how difficult things are at the moment.” Only a vote for Labour tomorrow will send a message to this Tory & Lib Dem government that things have to...
A #LibDemSwitcher deciding to vote Labour this...
Bishopstoke West #Labourdoorstep Mrs Hosier now ‘voting with her heart’ 4 #Labour . @mrjohnofarrell #LibDemSwitchers twitter.com/Rae_MS/status/… — Rae Martin-Smith (@Rae_MS) February 26, 2013
Martyn and Justine: "This Thursday, we'll be...
We bumped into Martyn and Justine out on the doorstep and wanted to know whether they had made their minds up on how they’d be voting this Thursday. They have, they’ll be voting Labour. Why? Well for Martyn and Justine it’s simple; they are voting Labour because they will be voting with their hearts. Here in Eastleigh voters are switching from Lib Dem to Labour because a tactical vote in 2010...
On Thursday, Vote Labour.
In #Eastleigh today campaigning for @mrjohnofarrell in the by-election here #LabourDoorstep twitter.com/Mr_Slater/stat… — Jack Slater ✩ (@Mr_Slater) February 25, 2013
Still time to join our early evening blitz (no...
5 days out from poll incredible #Labour campaign team still blazing across #Eastleigh with @mrjohnofarrell #Goteam twitter.com/Rae_MS/status/… — Rae Martin-Smith (@Rae_MS) February 24, 2013
Britain's economy downgraded: We need a change of...
#LabourDoorstep has kicked off here in #Eastleigh!
Let the leafletting begin! #labourdoorstep #eastleigh with @steve_race_123 @doylematthew instagr.am/p/WEjGz9k0a6/ February 23, 2013 Heading to #Eastleigh now to join @mrjohnofarrell, @eastleighlab and lots of others on the #labourdoorstep for final pre-election weekend! February 23, 2013 On train with @youngfabians to campaign in Eastleigh by-election. #labourdoorstep February 23, 2013 ...
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Attention weekend volunteers!
To the hundreds coming to campaign 4 Labour this weekend, please bring tinned or dried food for #Eastleigh food bank which ran out last week — John O’Farrell (@mrjohnofarrell) February 22, 2013
It’s midday and these students from Warwick University are about to head out for their second canvass session of the day. They decided to make the trip from Warwick this morning to play their part in the final push and they’ve already had some great responses on the doorstep. Help us in the final week, volunteer today
Tweet of the Day: #LibDemSwitchers
Former Lib Dem cllr standing proudly under her new @uklabour stake for @mrjohnofarrell #eastleigh yfrog.com/nzegxmzj — Teddy Ryan (@teddyryan89) February 21, 2013
Volunteer Spotlight: Ryan, "I strongly believe...
“Election Day 1997: I was an enthusiastic 10 year old waving my Labour Party flag until my arm went numb. Things haven’t changed much. At 26 I’m still waving my Labour Party flag, this time, it’s for John O’Farrell.” “I guess you could say I’m a seasoned campaigner. There’s nothing I like more than talking to people on the doorstep, getting to hear their stories...
Runners and Riders: A Two Horse Race in Eastleigh
Forget what you’ve heard. Here in Eastleigh it’s a two horse race but one of the horses is carrying two colours. Only a vote for John O’Farrell on Thursday 28th will send a message to the Government that things have to change!
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Lib Dem lasagne scandal...
Lib Dem lasagne removed from sale in #Eastleigh - tests reveal it to be 100% Tory. #Newsnight twitter.com/mrjohnofarrell… February 15, 2013
My 5 point plan for Business, Skills and Jobs
My five point plan for Business, Skills and Jobs would help deliver a solid economic footing for the people of Eastleigh. While hundreds of people in Eastleigh are tragically losing their jobs, whether at B&Q headquarters, the Comet depot, the Hovis factory, or Ford’s Transit plant, this Government has kept its head firmly in the sand. Our economy is failing and we need to ensure that the...
Meet Josh, a first time voter, voting Labour.
This morning Josh walked through our door, ready to do whatever he could to get John elected on the 28th. He is out on the #LabourDoorstep for us right now, talking to voters about why their vote will make all the difference. We have just 13 days until Election Day. Why not get out and join him
Tweet of the Day: #FridayFeeling
It’s that Friday feeling, #libdemswitchers all over the shop. Happy activists in #eastleigh #labourdoorstep twitter.com/LabourJenkins/… February 15, 2013 Join us out on the #LabourDoorstep this weekend
Patching up a lovers' tiff.
Red roses sent from #Eastleigh’s LibDem candidate to his Tory coalition partner. Message; ‘I hate it when we fight’. twitter.com/mrjohnofarrell… — John O’Farrell (@mrjohnofarrell) February 14, 2013 For LibDems and Tories, the #Eastleigh by-election is a lovers’ tiff between political bedfellows. I hope the flowers help them make up. — John O’Farrell (@mrjohnofarrell) February...
Why I'm standing for Labour in Eastleigh
Many people have asked me why I decided to stand for Labour here in Eastleigh. My article in the Guardian yesterday explains it all
Out on the #LabourDoorstep
Good response on #Labourdoorstep in #Eastleigh today. A lot of previous Lib Dem voters feeling let down and switching to Labour — Siobhan Feasey (@SiobhanFeasey) February 13, 2013
Tweet of the Day
Proud to have been selected as the Labour candidate for #Eastleigh. Thank you so much for all your messages of support. February 12, 2013