Mike Thornton was elected as Eastleigh’s new MP one month ago, and he's been getting on with the job of speaking up for local people!
Our MP Mike has had an active first couple of weeks in the job, standing up for local people. Mike has already spoken in the House of Commons, represented our area at a Planning Inquiry, and held his first few "surgeries" for local residents.
Mike's office in Leigh Road, Eastleigh, is up and running to handle constituents' issues.
The by-election campaign was a fantastic sign of our strength and a huge testament to the hundreds of volunteers who gave their time and effort for us throughout the campaign. There have been huge levels of enthusiasm shown by our activists throughout the campaign.
Mike was the only truly local candidate. He’s been living in Eastleigh for 20 years and has been a local councillor for the past five years.
Our focus throughout the campaign was to knock on as many doors and speak to as many people as possible to tell them about our excellent local candidate, Mike Thornton, and the Liberal Democrats’ strong local and national record delivering for people in Eastleigh.
We fought the campaign on the issues that matter to local people: jobs; growth; protecting green spaces; cutting taxes; and more money for pensioners and schools.