Mike welcomes more money for extra school places in Eastleigh

Eastleigh MP, Mike Thornton has welcomed the news that an additional 315 school places will be made available in Eastleigh, thanks to extra investment made by Liberal Democrats in the Coalition Government.

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Thornton - Airport helping local businesses take off


Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton has praised Southampton Airport for its impact on the local economy, helping businesses of all sizes across Hampshire prosper and grow. Currently the airport is worth over £100m to the local economy each year, with 1000 members of staff working for around 30 different companies based at the site.

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Eastleigh MP welcomes big funding boost for local primary schools

Mike Thornton MP has warmly welcomed the news that primary schools in Eastleigh will benefit from extra funding as part of the Liberal Democrat Pupil Premium policy. The Liberal Democrats in Government have announced the biggest ever rise in the Pupil Premium for primary schools to help ensure that more pupils are able to achieve higher standards.

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Busy Bees welcomes local MP to Open Day!


The sun shone on Busy Bees pre school as staff and children welcomed Mike Thornton MP to its open day this July. The MP for Eastleigh chatted to staff and parents about the much loved pre school and even joined in some fun activities with the children.

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Mike Thornton – Ford closure ‘sad day’ for Southampton area

Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton's comments today on news about Ford’s UK restructuring plans, including the closure of their plant at Swaythling.

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More Ball Games plea from Hampshire MP


Youngsters in Hampshire must be given the chance to get active for an hour each day if the area is ever to call time on childhood obesity, MP Mike Thornton has warned.

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Hedge End and Hamble set for 730 jobs boost with £20m investment

Cable_Thornton_SPI_Lasers_web.JPGThree Hampshire-based companies have beaten off stiff competition to net £20.6 million of new investment that is set to create 731 new jobs.

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Local businesses get thumbs up from Government’s apprentice champion


The Government Apprenticeship Ambassador to Business has paid tribute to Hampshire businesses after recent figures revealed that over 30,800 young people have started an apprenticeship in the county since 2010.

The Government’s Ambassador Gordon Birtwistle MP was in Eastleigh recently to help county MP Mike Thornton launch a brand new apprentice challenge, aimed at boosting local apprenticeships in the coming months.

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Eastleigh MP launches apprentice challenge to help local young people get into work

This July MP Mike Thornton launched the ‘Apprentice Boost’ challenge alongside the Government’s Ambassador of Apprenticeships, as part of the Liberal Democrat campaign to double the number of businesses in the UK that offer apprenticeships.

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Green Question Time in Eastleigh


This summer Eastleigh played host to a special 'Climate' Question Time, giving local people the chance to quiz experts and politicians on a range of climate, energy and green issues.

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