Thursday, February 28

Eastleigh by-election: photo guide to candidates

My attempt to photograph all 14 candidates of the Eastleigh by-election has failed, thanks to the pathetic non-shows of Labour's John O'Farrell and the Conservative, Maria Hutchings. I didn't catch a glimpse of them in Eastleigh town centre. No-one has heard of those weirdo fringe parties anyway.

So in the absence of Conservatives and Labour, I'm left with 12 illustrious candidates. Get voting!

Wessex Regionalist, Colin Bex

Elvis Loves Pets, David Bishop

Peace, Jim Duggan

Beer, Baccy and Crumpet Party, Ray Hall

Monster Raving Loony, Howling Laud Hope

UKIP, Diane James

National Health Action, Iain Maclennan

Christian, Kevin Milburn

TUSC, Daz Procter

Independent, Danny Stupple

English Democrats, Michael Walters

Liberal Democrat, Mike Thornton

Updated to include Ray Hall, who was spotted on polling day, 28 February.

Tuesday, February 26

More photos from the Eastleigh by-election: my week in politics

The Eastleigh by-election is proving a fruitful photo hunting ground, and fascinating event.

Here's some more photos. Again, click on the photos for bigger versions.

Monster Raving Loony party's Howling Laud Hope meets a casually dressed Michael Fabricant, Tory MP and election strategist. UKIP's headquarters is in the centre of town on a busy corner, and hence appears in many of the Eastleigh election shots. Cunning free publicity for UKIP!

Colin Bex, Wessex Regionalist candidate.

The UKIP campaign office.

A town not entirely gripped by election fever.

More heavyweight political encounters. David Bishop of the Elvis Loves Pets Party and Nigel Farage, UKIP. With obligatory UKIP background.

MORE of my election photos in slideshow form here.

Tuesday, February 19

Photos from the Eastleigh by-election campaign

Today I spent the afternoon photographing the Eastleigh by-election campaign.

The voting takes place on Thursday 28 February. I will be back to get Labour's John O'Farrell and the Tory candidate, Maria Hutchings.

Here's a few photos. Larger versions can be seen by clicking on the photos.

Liberal Democrat candidate Mike Thornton checks out his receipt

Lib Dem signs

UKIP were the most visible party in the town centre. Pun unintentional

Health Action's Dr Iain Maclennan, a candidate battling privatisation and commercialisation of the NHS

An NHS building today in Eastleigh


Lib Dem fruit?

Strong lager

Thursday, February 14

Thursday, February 7

Print sale – fighting ladies

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