Eastleigh MP: Mental Health Plan putting right a ‘profound injustice’ in our NHS

Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton has welcomed a new Mental Health Action plan, launched by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, and Lib Dem Care Minister Norman Lamb, this week.

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Eastleigh MP continues fight for better mental health access

Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton has today published a Bill calling for better access to mental health services.

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Mike calls for ‘much-needed’ improvements to tackle pancreatic cancer

Hampshire MP Mike Thornton has pledged to support the recommendations set out in a Parliamentary Inquiry report, which has concluded that NHS treatment for pancreatic cancer is not patient-centered, well co-ordinated or efficient.

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Abandoned this winter: Horse crisis reaches ‘breaking point’ say local charities

Carol_Boulton__Thomas__Fred_and_Mike_Thornton_MP.JPG'There is no space at the stables this winter.'

That's the situation this month, in what equine experts are calling a 'crisis' in horse and pony welfare. Charities say they are facing their worst crisis in 25 years nationally, with up to 7000 horses and ponies at risk if there’s a harsh winter.

Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton has teamed up with local stable-owner and Chair of the Epona Trust Carol Boulton to highlight the problem and call for action.

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MP Mike invites Designated Drivers to celebrate Christmas with free soft drinks

Hampshire MP Mike Thornton (pictured) has invited local designated drivers to claim their reward for keeping the roads safe this Christmas. As part of a national campaign run by Coca-Cola in partnership with the Department for Transport’s THINK! campaign, designated drivers can enjoy a "buy one, get one free" offer on Coca-Cola, Diet Coke and Coca-Cola Zero as they celebrate the festive period in local pubs and bars.

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Bishopstoke charity searching for a new home this Christmas

A Bishopstoke and Fair Oak-based charity is on the look-out for a new home this Christmas after running out of space to store donated furniture and goods, and is asking local businesses for help.

The New Hope Project supports local families in need, supplying furniture and white goods, and helping vulnerable people with practical DIY tasks.

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Mike Thornton urges people to think twice before taking on a pet


Following a visit to the Blue Cross rehoming centre in the run-up to this Christmas, local MP Mike Thornton is appealing to people to think carefully before taking on a pet, particularly around Christmas time.

The centre had already taken in 21 homeless puppies this Christmas, and staff expected this number to increase during the festive period.

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£37.9 million present for county schools

The money given to schools to help children from poorer backgrounds is set to rise again, it has been announced.

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Eastleigh MP: Law is 'inadequate' to protect tenants

Eastleigh MP, Mike Thornton, has today (Wednesday 18 December) called for more to be done to protect tenants living in private rented accommodation.

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MPs ‘paws for thought’ this Christmas to mark 35th anniversary of iconic Dogs Trust slogan

This month Mike gave his backing to the Dogs Trust's 'A Dog is for Life, Not Just for Christmas' campaign, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity's annual Christmas campaign.

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