Tag: Mike Thornton

Report: Eastleigh General Election Hustings 2017

Eastleigh’s Parliamentary hopefuls have taken part in an General Election hustings at Kings Community Church Hedge End where around 120 local people gathered to listen to the wannabe MPs answer selected pre-submitted questions in a two hour session chaired by Nigel Paterson. All five candidates took part and included Eastleigh’s most recent MP Mims Davies Conservative),…

Eastleigh blood donors honoured

A group of dedicated blood donors from Eastleigh, including the town’s former MP Mike Thornton, have potentially saved more than 2,000 lives between them say the NHS Blood and Transplant service. The four blood donors from Eastleigh, who have collectively made 773 donations, were among those honoured for their lifesaving efforts with commemorative medals at a…

Tories ‘on way up’ as Mims wins in Eastleigh

New MP Mims Davies and Newly elected Councillor Jerry Hall celebrate

Godfrey Olson, the Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council’s Conservative Group has declared that the party is ‘on the way up’ after Mims Davies became the constituency’s first female MP in the General Election and the Conservatives took two borough council seats. The result in the General Election was as follows: Eastleigh General Election 2015: Party…

Local MPs react to Budget

Houses of Parliament ©RD Films

Local MPs have given a mixed reaction to Chancellor’s George Osborne’s pre-election budget this week. Unsurprisingly, the Conservative MP for Winchester and Chandler’s Ford Steve Brine said he was ‘pleased’ by the positive news on the economy in the Chancellor’s statement and he highlighted the raising of the income tax threshold as “it will make a…

Community Day at Eastleigh College

As part of the Festival of Learning organised by The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE), Eastleigh College opened up its campus to hundreds of local residents for its first ever Community Day. The community sampled a great range of fun, hands-on activities located throughout the College’s campus, which included a flight simulator, craft…

Holocaust Survivor visits Barton Peveril

Following their trip to  Auschwitz-Birkenau last Autumn, as part of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Lessons from Auschwitz project, Barton Peveril Students Jess Asbury and Jade Bone invited Holocaust survivor Walter Kammerling to speak to fellow history students at the College. Eastleigh’s MP, Mike Thornton, who had accompanied the students on their trip to the former Nazi Death…