Mike Thornton explains why he feels so privileged to be standing to be MP for Eastleigh
I want to take a moment to explain to you why I feel so privileged to be the MP for our area.
I've lived here in Bishopstoke for over twenty years. My family and I love living here amongst good friends and neighbours. We're members of our local church and both play an active role in our community.
I've served as an Eastleigh Borough Councillor since 2007 and a Bishopstoke Parish Councillor since 2008.
As part of the local Lib Dem Team that's put together a twenty year record of delivery for people in our area,
I've been active in many campaigns for local people.
The team in Eastleigh has also delivered a real terms council tax cut every year for ten years and has protected frontline local services.
It's this experience that I believe makes me well qualified to be our MP.
As your MP, I will always put local people first and work hard every day to get the best deal for our area. I will continue to be a strong voice standing up for our countryside, working to protect the vital green spaces between our towns and villages.
With my business experience, I can help bring new jobs and investment to our area.
I am also working to deliver help to thousands of local people who are struggling in these tough economic times.
Now the Liberal Democrats have won the fight to cut taxes for hard working families further still. This means nobody will be paying tax on the first £10,000 that they earn from April 2014. The Liberal Democrats promised to introduce this tax cut for ordinary families at the last election. Now the £700 tax cut has been delivered ahead of schedule.
Welcome though these are, we need to do more. I'll also fight for a mansion tax on homes worth over £2million so that the very wealthy pay their fair share too.
With your support, the local Lib Dem Team and myself will keep on delivering for you here in Eastleigh and in Parliament.
Liberal Democrat MP for Eastleigh
Mike Thornton has a record of delivery and a promise of more as our MP
CAMPAIGNS FOUGHT ON BEHALF OF LOCAL RESIDENTS
AS OUR LOCAL MP
MAKING EVERYONE'S VOICE HEARD