Tag: Mike Thornton MP

It’s a three horse race…

Mike Thornton – the current Liberal Democrat MP – will see if he can hold off a challenge from the Conservative candidate Mims Davies and Labour’s Mark Latham in the annual B&Q Eastleigh 10k Road Race.

MP Mike walks Eastleigh blindfolded

Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton has been finding out what getting around Eastleigh would be like if you were blind or partially sighted. There many items of street furniture in Eastleigh town centre we take for granted and manage to avoid colliding with without thinking about it but many of these items can be hazardous for…

MP Mike joins diabetes fund raisers

  Eastleigh’s MP Mike Thornton, was among volunteers collecting on behalf of Diabetes UK at Tesco Bursledon on Saturday. This was part of a ‘Big Collection’ weekend event at 300 Tesco stores nationwide designed to raise £300,000 to support the 3.2 million people living with diabetes in the UK and help find the further 630,000…

Free diabetes screening finds 94 potential sufferers

Just over half the people screened in Eastleigh’s town centre by Diabetes UK last week have proved to be at moderate or high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and have been referred to their GP. A mobile roadshow parked in the precinct screened 185 people over two days. Of those screened 94 (51%) have…

MP apologises for Ukip leaflet claim

Eastleigh’s Liberal Democrat MP Mike Thornton took to twitter today to issue an apology to Eastleigh News and Eastleigh’s Ukip Branch. When being interviewed by Eastleigh News for a story on a ‘war of words’ between Eastleigh Liberal Democrats and their Ukip rivals, Thornton alleged that Ukip had distributed a leaflet in Hedge End during the…

Thornton backs airport tourism role

  Eastleigh’s MP Mike Thornton has visted Southampton Airport as part of English Tourism Week. Thornton shadowed the Airport Duty Manager and its ‘Airport Ambassadors’ to get  a feel for the day-to-day operations of the airport and to see its award winning customer service in action. Southampton Airport, has been the top performing airport in…

Ben beats MP in charity squash match

  Eastleigh’s MP Mike Thornton took a beating yesterday – all in the name of charity. The MP was at the Fair Oak Squash and Racketball centre on Campbell Way to support a junior charity squash tournament being held this weekend in aid of the Children in Need appeal . The tournament has been organised…

Mike Thornton supports Diabetes UK campaign‏

The regional manager for Diabetes UK has thanked Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton for his support. Diabetes UK is campaigning to reach the 7 million people in the UK who are at high risk of Type 2 diabetes and is urging people in Eastleigh to have their risk of the condition checked. The campaign, funded by…

MP Mike surprises Eastleigh Ramblers

  Eastleigh Ramblers were pleasantly surprised when Mike Thornton, Eastleigh’s Liberal Democrat M.P, joined them on a 6 mile walk from Sherfield English led by Christine Bond. Thornton had been invited as part of an initiative by the Ramblers Association designed to encourage local M.P.s to join a walk in order that they can spread…

MP Mike’s ten minute triumph

Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton has been successful in his attempt to ask the government to establish maximum waiting times and  standards for access to evidence-based psychological therapies for adults and children nationally. Mike Thornton, retained the closely fought Eastleigh parliamentary seat for the Liberal Democrats – albeit on a vastly reduced majority – following the…