Photo by Helen Duffett on Flickr.
Eastleigh Liberal Democrats have selected a local Business and Development Manager as their candidate for the upcoming Parliamentary by-election in the constituency.
Mike Thornton, a parish and borough councillor since 2007, plays an active part in the community. He is involved with the annual Bishopstoke Carnival and is a member of the local church.
Mike lives with his wife and daughter in Bishopstoke and the constituency has been his home for nearly twenty years.
In his spare time, Mike enjoys playing squash and tennis.
As Eastleigh MP, Mike Thornton will:
- Fight to protect green spaces from Tory development and gravel extraction
- Work to bring more jobs and investment to our area – the 500 jobs and £60m a year into the local economy at the Lib Dem Council backed Ageas Bowl are a good start
- Campaign to cut income tax for local workers – that’s on top the £600 a year tax cut that the Lib Dems have already won
Commenting after his selection, Mike said,
I am absolutely delighted to have been chosen as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Eastleigh. I have lived here for 20 years, and it is an incredible honour to have the opportunity to represent the constituency.
I want to thank everyone for their kind words and support so far, and I am excited for the campaign ahead.
Over the many years I have lived here with my family, I have got to know the key issues which local people want me to fight for. I have loved every minute of being a councillor and being part of the Liberal Democrat team.
We have been delivering locally for two decades, and we’re now also delivering in Government. I’m confident I will continue with that incredible record, and ensure we have another Liberal Democrat MP.