Tag: Mike Thornton

Councillors booed at Bishopstoke planning meeting

  Angry Bishopstoke residents booed their councillors last night after the go-ahead was given for a new housing estate in the village. Around 280 objections had been received by the council and over 100 locals crammed into the council committee room to try and persuade the area committee to kick out plans for 85 new…

Multi-hatting Mike is rebuked in the Commons…

Mike Thornton

In a bizarre exchange in the House of Commons earlier this week, Eastleigh’s MP Mike Thornton was put in his place by the Speaker of the House of Commons. In a routine Parliamentary session on 5th November, “Treasury Questions”, MP’s were able to put questions to Treasury Ministers and the Chancellor of the Exchequer. As…

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…

Mike visits ‘Assisted Living’ Development

As the Government develops plans for Phase 2 of its £300 million fund to improve housing options for older people, Eastleigh’s MP, Mike Thornton, visited McCarthy & Stone’s ‘Assisted Living’ development, Catherine Court, to see how specialist housing can help older people lead happier, healthier and longer lives. As well as being given a tour…

Mike Wins!!!

Mike Thornton has held on to Chris Huhne’s seat for the Lib Dems, surviving a collapse in the Lib Dem vote, in what was the lowest election turnout since Eastleigh’s very first election night in 1955. In a tense night at the Fleming Park Leisure centre last Thursday, under the glare of the nations media,…

Voting well underway in three way fight

  Voting is well underway in the Eastleigh by-election and weeks of crouching behind the sofa and slaloming politicians and their minions in the town centre is soon to come to an end. In  a few hours we should know who the successor is to disgraced Lib Dem MP Chris Huhne. This evening bookies still…

Thornton: I won’t give up my council seat

  Lib Dem candidate Mike Thornton has revealed that if he won the by-election he would not give up his seat as a borough councillor representing Bishopstoke West. The bookies  odds-on favourite to win Chris Huhne’s old seat was talking to journalists at the Ageas Bowl on Tuesday when Eastleigh News asked about his intentions…

Hutchings swings her hustings handbag

    Conservative candidate Maria Hutching’s came out of her corner fighting on Sunday to confront Lib Dem front runner Mike Thornton over claims that he is campaigning to protect local countryside from development. Polls are suggesting the election is a two horse race between Thornton and Hutchings and the two rivals were joined by…

Thornton praises Pupil Premium

Liberal Democrat candidate for Eastleigh, Mike Thornton today joined campaigners to praise the Pupil Premium, a cash investment in schools to give Eastleigh pupils a fair start in life. The Liberal Democrat policy has already: Put an extra £1.7m into Eastleigh’s local schools, which targets money at the most disadvantaged children, raising standards for      everyone  Allocated…

Sainsbury’s Megastore on Rec still ‘aspiration’

  It has emerged that the development and expansion of Sainsbury’s supermarket remains at the heart of council aspirations to regenerate Eastleigh Town Centre despite the recent withdrawal of the planning application by the supermarket chain and an ambiguous pledge from Eastleigh Local Area Committee to protect the Leigh Road recreation ground  from development. It appears there…

New play area for Glebe Meadow

Local resident tries to stop Councillors from turfing kids off to have a go

Local children and families are set to benefit from a new play area at Glebe Meadow, Bishopstoke that they helped to design. The  new £50k community scheme was funded by Bishopstoke, Fair Oak & Horton Heath Local Area Committee and includes an extended toddler area with two multiplay climbing and slide units for different ages,…