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Mar 27th, 2013

Eastleigh 38 Degrees Members Meeting

By Robin Priestley

On Monday night 38 Degrees members in Eastleigh met up again in the Pavilion on the Park.  This was a first catch up after the recent by-election which saw 38 Degrees members pushing the candidates to get important issues on the table, paying for mobile billboards to remind people to vote, and even hosting a packed hustings event to quiz the candidates.

Throughout the by-election campaign there was a real hunger to keep in touch and leave an ongoing legacy in the area. Local members were keen to keep the pressure up on Mike Thornton the newly elected MP for Eastleigh.  At the hustings Mike Thornton and the other candidates all promised to come back after a year of being the MP to face the public and see how their first year went.

During the get together we discussed everything from fluoride in the water, through to immigration, NHS cuts, the local council and local green spaces.  The group decided to meet again on 22nd April to decide on next steps and local campaigns to run.

Watch this space to see how things develop, or if you live in Eastleigh perhaps join the google group.

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