MP steps up for Tesco Diabetes challenge


This weekend Mike Thornton MP was put through his paces on a stepping machine by Bursledon Tesco staff to support their bid to raise £20,000 for Diabetes UK.

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Eco Eastleigh!

Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton visited an innovative eco project event where local groups showcased ways to have a cleaner, greener, healthier and cheaper lifestyle.

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Hamble MP welcomes local jobs boost

Hamble’s MP Mike Thornton has backed the announcement of a £32 million investment for Hamble’s GE Aviation.

The contract supplying Airbus has helped secure the future of the plant, and its hundreds of highly skilled employees for years to come, and will also see the expansion of GE Aviation’s apprentice programme.

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Award-winning local Choir premiere 'Freedom'!

This Saturday (22nd June) a BBC-backed Southampton Choir will celebrate the 180 year anniversary of the abolition of slavery in England.

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Mike presses PM for assurances over heart unit

Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton has grilled the Prime Minister David Cameron over the future of Southampton General Hospital's children's heart unit.

This follows the recent decision by the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to suspend the Safe and Sustainable review process, leaving question marks over the unit's future.

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MP Mike does the ‘Kitchen Check’

80% of the UK public have admitted to one or more habits that put them at risk of food poisoning: that’s the shocking statistic that the Food Standards Agency has uncovered.

Hampshire MP Mike Thornton is now working with the Agency to tackle the problem, getting to grips with their Food Safety Week ‘Kitchen Check’ (pictured).

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Thornton - More uncertainty about children's heart unit's future 'scandalous'

Local people have reacted with dismay at today's statement from Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt that plans to reform children's heart surgery in England have been suspended as the decision was based on a "flawed analysis".

Local MP Mike Thornton has branded the entire process as 'scandalous'. The Health Secretary's statement today puts the future of Southampton General Hospital's world-class children's cardiac unit in doubt once again.

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Community's 'green fingers' praised

W_Pilands_In_Bloom_launch.JPGA Hampshire community is receiving plaudits for its thriving 'In Bloom' project. This June local MP Mike Thornton launched Pilands Wood's third 'Pilands In Bloom' at the community's Summer Fayre.

The scheme sees local people planting flower bulbs, looking after plots of land and hanging baskets, and brightening up the area with colourful flowers. Local school children also get involved, helping to plant thousands of bulbs around the estate.

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Highflyers at the Eastleigh Business Conference

The sky’s the limit for local businesses as they were treated to a key note speech from a former tornado fighter pilot at the seventh annual Eastleigh Business Conference, held at the Ageas Bowl.

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Gurkha Reserves for a stronger future Armed Forces - Thornton

Mike Thornton MP has joined the campaign to open up the Reserves to retired Gurkhas, so they have the chance to lead the way in making the future Reserve forces more skilled and stronger than ever.

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