Tuesday, 10 January 2012
It looks as if the Tories are better organised in Hedge End than they were in May last year when they failed to put up a single candidate in the Town Council elections.
The Lib Dems could only put up a full slate of candidates in May by pulling in members from West End and Botley. Will they find a Hedge End candidate this time round?
Labour are another party which failed to put up candidates for the Town Council in May, and they seemed to have problems finding local candidates for the Borough elections as well. Has Ed Milliband's leadership inspired any Hedge End Labour supporters to stand for the Town Council?
UKIP did put up a candidate in May, so it is likely they will want to contest this by-election.
And then there is the possibility that a non-partisan resident might stand as an independent to represent Hedge End rather than a party's interests.