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General Election 1987: news items and interviews - CD3

General Election 1987: news items and interviews - CD3
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11 Jun 1987
General Election 1987: news items and interviews -CD3. Includes clips from AV35/E87R/2/S1. Track 1- Ocean Sound West wrap. Jointwrap voicer... Former island MP Steven Ross decided not to stand again due to heart trouble. But the Alliance were hoping to cash in on his popularity. Not surprising, then, that their candidate Michael Young was so disappointed. Another surprise of the night was an increased majority for Christopher Chope, who hung on to Southampton Itchen. He says it was Labout’s defence policies which let them down. Conservative policies Spearheading those Labour policies in the city’s Test constituency was council leader Alan Whitehead, disappointed he did not make it all the way to Westminster, but pleased he did at least increase his share of the vote. Nationally... In Winchester, controversial MP John Browne has hung on to his seat, but with his majority nearly halved. He admits his recent headline making divorce case did not help his chances at the ballotbox. Against all the odds, Sir David Price held Eastleigh, with a slight increase in his majority, a comfortable 13 thousand plus, over the Alliance. It proved, he said, the government’s record was a winning formula. In Romsey and Waterside - Conservative Michael Colvin was returned after increasing his majority to more than fifteen thousand votes. Hampshire North West - the New Forest - and Fareham were also held by the sitting MPs with increased majorities. Track 2- Ocean Sound Joint wrap... to a sea of blue on Sunday morning, the Tories locally are riding the crest of the wave - they have captured every single seat. The Isle of Wight has gone Conservative after 13 years, and Michael Hancock’s three years as an Alliance MP in Portsmouth have come to a noise end. Chris Rider now looks at the election results. Straining to be heard over the hecklers, the returning officer spelled the end at Portsmouth South for a former Alliance MP Michael Hancock. After two reccounts it was just over 200 votes that forces him to concede defeat to Tory David Martin. Martin: 38 people of Portsmouth. Mr Hancock’s majority had been slim, David Martin’s is even slimmer. But he says he is just pleased to be in. And on the Isle of Wight it was ecstasy for their Tory too. For Mr Field, it was a new era dawning after 13 years of Liberalism on the island. The biggest majority of the night was at Hampshire East, where Michael Mates polled a massive 43 thousand-odd votes, increasing his majority by five-and-a-half thousand votes. Elsewhere, Tory Peter Viggers holds Gosport with a slightly reduced majority, Sir Ian Lloyd is back at Havant with a comfortable 16-and-a-half thousand margin over the Alliance, and Patrick McNair Wilson holds the New Forest with another thousand on his 1983 majority. There were also increased Tory majorities at Portsmouth North, Fareham, Romsey and Waterside... Hampshire North West, Arundel and Chichester. [Box 9]
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