Fairer deal for pensioners and carers – Thornton

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Thousands of pensioners as well as those who need care and their carers stand to benefit from the Queen’s Speech, with a fair flat-rate pension for all and a reform of social care announced.

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Boost for childcare in Hampshire – Thornton

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A new £2m scheme has been launched by the Coalition Government to help boost childcare businesses and help women back into work.

People who want to set up a nursery can now apply for grants of up to £500 to help cover things like legal and insurance costs, training, equipment and adaptations to buildings. The scheme is aimed to launch up to 6,000 new childcare businesses across England.

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Mike wins for Eastleigh!

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.

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Eastleigh MP Celebrates rise in local Apprentice Numbers

11th-17th March 2013 is National Apprenticeships Week and local MP Mike Thornton is celebrating the 28,000 new apprenticeships created across Hampshire since the start of the Coalition Government.

In Eastleigh alone there has been a 65% increase in apprenticeships since the last Labour Government, with more and more young people being given the opportunity to gain ‘on the job’ experience in order to learn the skills and get the experience necessary for a successful career.

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Thornton - ‘Flawed’ gravel plan puts more countryside under threat

Hamble’s MP Mike Thornton will today (Thursday 14th March) resume the battle to protect local countryside from sand and gravel extraction, with Hampshire County Council’s controversial Minerals and Waste Plan set to undergo further public hearings before a planning inspector.

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Latest job figures show rising employment and business in Eastleigh

The latest unemployment figures show that more people are finding work and that new business are opening in Eastleigh.

Liberal Democrat candidate Mike Thornton welcomed the news saying that Eastleigh was proving its ability to create jobs and boost business, leading the way for the South East.

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Lib Dems welcome moves to save Eastleigh Borough from Conservative in-filling

Eastleigh Liberal Democrats last night saved scores of green spaces in the borough from the threat of Conservative-inspired concreting over – while the Tory by-election candidate stayed silent.

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Why are hypocritical Eastleigh Tories keeping planning minister Boles away from campaign?

Local Liberal Democrats will today accuse the Conservatives of “gagging” their planning minister Nick Boles – and invite him to say who speaks for development policy in their party.

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Councillors face major decision on investment for Eastleigh

Planning officials are today advising councillors to back a major planning decision for the people of Eastleigh.

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Conservative attempts to re-write history won’t fool Eastleigh voters

The Conservatives in Eastleigh are trying to re-write history and cover up the Tory record over the Hamble gravel pit.

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