MP stands up for local pubs

This week, Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton voted in favour of an amendment opposed by the Government, in a historic vote to loosen the control of big pub companies over small pub landlords.

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MP lends Pudsey Bear a helping hand

In the run-up to the BBC's annual ‘Children in Need’ appeal tonight, Mike joins everyone's favourite teddy - Pudsey Bear - to help raise money for disadvantaged children and young people.

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MP intervenes to stop potentially disruptive lane closures

Eastleigh MP urges Hampshire County Council bosses to avoid 'monumental chaos' and rethink their plans to partially close Bishopstoke Road for up to six weeks from mid-January.

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Liberal Democrats are helping people get back into work – Thornton

The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in Eastleigh Borough has fallen by 834 people in the last three years - a drop of nearly 60%.

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Cable voices concerns over 'last village bank' closure

The UK Business Secretary has questioned a bank's decision to close the last bank branch in a Hampshire village.

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In a recent meeting (pictured), Jason Judd, who runs the Oven Door Bakery in Botley Road, and Fair Oak’s MP Mike Thornton discussed Natwest’s controversial decision to close Fair Oak’s last bank with the Business Secretary Dr Vince Cable MP.

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Cherbourg Pupils' message to PM: Education for all please!

Pupils from Cherbourg Primary School in Eastleigh are campaigning to make sure millions of children get the chance to go to school across the world.

The children have asked their local MP Mike Thornton to deliver their messages to the Prime Minister David Cameron and other world leaders to ensure every child in the world has access to basic education as part of The Education for All (EFA) movement.

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School cricket team set for Ageas Bowl debut

7 lucky schoolchildren from Nightingale Primary school in Eastleigh are set to enjoy a day's cricket at the world-famous Ageas Bowl, thanks to Royal London and their local MP Mike Thornton.

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Thornton: M27 noise set to be tackled

Local residents have welcomed news of action to tackle motorway noise on one of the busiest motorways in Hampshire, after a local MP successfully fought for low noise resurfacing.

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Residents take fight over bank closure to the top

Fair Oak's MP is set to meet with Business Secretary Vince Cable MP on Monday over the controversial closure of the last remaining bank in a local village.

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MP wants changes to 'bedroom tax'

Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton has welcomed the news that the Liberal Democrats plan to significantly reform spare room subsidy rules, or the 'bedroom tax' as it's commonly known.

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