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Labour topple Torys in Soton whilst Lib Dems trounced by Greens & UKIP

May 4, 2012 by


The Labour party has taken control of Southampton City Council after winning 11 seats in yesterday’s election and the Torys losing 10. Labour now have 30 councillors to the Torys’ 16 and the Lib Dems holding on to 2, giving Labour a 12 seat majority to rule Soton with., and as elections aren’t due next […]

Meet the new boss? Southampton prepares to go to the polls

April 30, 2012 by


All 3 main parties are fighting hard in the run up to the local elections on Thursday 3rd May, which could see the political map of Southampton significantly changed.  As is our custom, we present you with a rough guide to what’s going on and our own vague predictions! First, a trip down memory lane […]

Solent on strike: walk-out round-up and the government’s Autumn Statement

December 1, 2011 by


Thousands of public sector workers went on strike yesterday in what Unions say was the biggest collective day of action since the Winter of Discontent or even the 1926 General Strike. Over 2’000 are reported to have marched on Southampton’s Guildhall with hundreds also rallying in rainy Newport, Portsmouth and Winchester as a predicted 15’000 […]

Two Southampton Students convicted over Fortnum & Mason UK Uncut protest

November 21, 2011 by


Two students from Southampton have been convicted of aggravated trespass, on the basis that protesting might have intimidated staff despite being dubbed ‘sensible’ by police at the seen, for their role in the Fortnum & Mason UK Uncut protest during the March 26th Anti-cuts march . The two are of only ten protesters out of […]

Southampton Unions mulling new pay deal whilst preparing for N30 pensions strike

November 1, 2011 by


The members of the Southampton City Council Unite and Unison unions will tomorrow be meeting to discuss whether to accept or reject the latest pay deal between the Council and Union chiefs, which may see an end to months of industrial action across the City. Even if they do accept though there’s likely to be […]

Hampshire remains quiet so far as riots rumours remain unfounded

August 9, 2011 by


Rumours of riots planned or being started in Southampton, Portsmouth and Winchester have so far appear to have been unfounded, with little trouble being reported. The rumours follow three nights of riots and arson in cities across the country, which started in Tottenham in Saturday night after a tense protest over the death of Mark […]

Deadline looms for Southampton Council as Unions show no signs of backing down

July 9, 2011 by


The 11th July deadline for workers at Southampton City Council to accept the new contracts denounced by Unions as unfair is rapidly approaching, with many workers still refusing to sign. At least 35% of workers (according to Council figures) have yet to sign up to the new contracts, which Unions campaigned for members not to […]