Mike Thornton Reminds Local People That Pets Aren't Just For Christmas

Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton has visited St. Francis Animal Welfare near Eastleigh and heard from staff and volunteers about the plight of animals given as presents.


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Mike Thornton MP meets Area Manager from leading Armed Forces Charity

The Royal British Legion has thanked Mike Thornton for taking the time to meet with Legion Area Manager, James France.


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I Vote for Bob - I Vote for Nature

A great number of Eastleigh residents have been in touch over the recent months to ask me to show my support for nature and to ‘Vote for Bob’ as part of the campaign run by Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). Well, I’m glad to report that I’ve finally met ‘Bob’.



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MP Urges Local Children To Get Reading

Local MP Mike Thornton visited Norwood Primary School in Eastleigh and read ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’ to local children on Friday.


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Christmas shopping with a difference

Stuck for last minute Christmas gift ideas?  A new charity owned website Care2Save may be just the thing for you.


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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.


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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