Tory Turnout Trouble in Eastleigh

As next week’s by-election looks more and more like a LibDem hold, it seems Tory PPCs don’t much fancy making the journey south. Guido hears just 80 out of the several hundred on the candidates list have helped out in Eastleigh so far. Peeved party bosses have emailed PPCs reminding them in no uncertain terms that “campaign commitment is an important part of being a successful candidate”, demanding to know “what action you’re taking to assist with Maria’s campaign”. Factor this in with the Merlin canvassing outage and you can see why Guido is betting heavily on a yellow hold…




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