Mike's Tax Cut campaign

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Mike Thornton and the local Lib Dem team are campaigning for a £1200 tax cut for thousands of Eastleigh Borough residents.

Thanks to the Liberal Democrats in government, 60,000 local workers are already paying £700 less in income tax than they did under Labour. This means nobody is paying tax on the first £10,000 that they earn from April 2014.

The Liberal Democrats promised to introduce this tax cut for ordinary families at the last election. Now the £700 tax cut has been delivered ahead of schedule - and the Liberal Democrats have won the fight to cut their taxes further still, with an £800 tax cut for 53,000 Eastleigh Borough residents from April 2015.

Local MP Mike Thornton commented, “The rising cost of living is making things tough for everyone right now. This tax cut will help ease the squeeze on household budgets - and now we want to go even further and deliver a £1200 tax cut

“It’s good news too that the Liberal Democrats have delivered a freeze in council tax bills. This has saved local households an average of £300.”

Meanwhile Conservative Hampshire has wasted millions on smart new offices for council bosses and £223,000 on showing council meetings online. At the same time they have cut libraries, youth services and pensioners’ bus passes.

Mike added, “In these tough times, we all know that every penny counts. That’s why the Liberal Democrats need to do even more to help local people. As our local MP I'll continue to fight for action to help ordinary local people, and work with Lib Dem Eastleigh council to continue to protect vital local services.”


The Liberal Democrats have delivered an £800 income tax cut for 53,000 people in our area. Now we want to turn it into a £1200 tax cut.

If you back the £1200 tax cut for ordinary working people, sign the petition now.

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