Eastleigh by-election: 18 February round-up – “There’s increasing panic in the Tory campaign headquarters”


Eastleigh by-election: 18 February – "There’s increasing panic in the Tory campaign headquarters"

Storified by Mark Pack· Mon, Feb 18 2013 09:26:14

No prizes for guessing where today’s Eastleigh by-election round up starts: with continuing controversy over the views of the Conservative candidate, Maria Hutchings.
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No wonder then that the Sunday Times Political Editor Isabel Oakeshott had this to say:

“My sense is that there’s increasing panic in the Tory campaign headquarters. They have certainly chosen quite an unusual candidate and the game of cat and mouse that journalists have had trying to get an interview with Maria Hutchings has been really quite ridiculous. And I think they are desperately trying to control their candidate now.”


You can watch the full report in which this quote appeared here (it’s the first main item in the show):
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