Tag: Mike Thornton

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 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,…

Thornton praises Pupil Premium

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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…