Fri, 01 Mar 2013
Mike Thornton has been elected as Eastleigh’s new MP. Mike was the only truly local candidate. He’s been living in Eastleigh for 20 years and has been a local councillor for the past five years.
This campaign has been a fantastic sign of our strength and a huge testament to the hundreds of volunteers who gave their time and effort for us throughout the campaign. There have been huge levels of enthusiasm shown by our activists throughout the campaign.
Our focus throughout the campaign was to knock on as many doors and speak to as many people as possible to tell them about our excellent local candidate, Mike Thornton, and the Liberal Democrats’ strong local and national record delivering for people in Eastleigh.
We fought this campaign on the issues that matter to local people: jobs; growth; protecting green spaces; cutting taxes; and more money for pensioners and schools.