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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Residents battle to make road safe

"It's an accident waiting to happen."

That's the verdict from residents living in the middle of a speeding hotspot in Hedge End.

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Local pubs to get a fairer deal

Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton has welcomed the announcement of tough new rules to protect tied pub tenants as "great news for both the pub landlords and pub-goers in Eastleigh borough".

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Local jobless rate plunges to a four-year low

"More excellent news for Eastleigh Borough."

This is how Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton hailed the news that local unemployment has tumbled to its lowest levels in over three years.

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Hidden County cut set to hit vulnerable pensioners

"An appalling example of insensitivity."

That's the reaction from a Hampshire MP after it emerged Hampshire County Council will make controversial cuts to support and alarm services for thousands of pensioners across Hampshire.

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Eastleigh Band nominated for Parliamentary music competition

A metal band from Eastleigh could soon be performing for MPs at the Houses of Parliament after being nominated to take part in a prestigious competition.

Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton has today announced female- fronted metal band ‘Seventh Seeker’ as the Eastleigh nomination for the Parliamentary Rock the House Competition.

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Eastleigh MP helps shine the spotlight on type 1 diabetes in Parliament

Eastleigh’s MP Mike Thornton has met people living with type 1 diabetes to discuss the impact of this serious and complex condition, as part of an event to raise awareness of the condition.

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Fair Oak school-girl's sanitation campaign gets MP backing

It's a basic part of our lives, but for many living in developing countries, having access to clean water and sanitised toilets is something unknown.

Now a Fair Oak school-girl has launched an attention-grabbing campaign to highlight the problem, and has already won the backing of her local MP Mike Thornton.

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Deadly cancer: 'Take action now', PM told

Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton has pressed the Prime Minister to do more to tackle Oesophageal Cancer, a disease which kills 21 people every day in the UK.

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