Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton will fight to retain seat

Hampshire MP will stand again

Hampshire MP will stand again

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EASTLEIGH’S MP will fight to retain his parliamentary seat at next year’s General Election.

Mike Thornton, pictured, has won the unanimous backing of his Liberal Democrat party to stand again one year on from his victory.

Mr Thornton won his seat in a by-election last February following the dramatic resignation of former MP Chris Huhne. Mr Huhne was jailed last March after he admitted passing speeding points to his ex-wife Vicky Pryce.

Mr Thornton secured 13,342 votes – 32 per cent of the vote and a majority of 1,771 over nearest rival UK Independence Party candidate Diane James.

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5:26am Wed 5 Mar 14

issacchunt says...

Shocking, I'm sure this will make the nationals.

New MP decides to stand again?

The ultimate slow news day.
Shocking, I'm sure this will make the nationals. New MP decides to stand again? The ultimate slow news day. issacchunt
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10:23am Wed 5 Mar 14

townieboy says...

WHO CARES ?
WHO CARES ? townieboy
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10:37am Wed 5 Mar 14

Lone Ranger. says...

Pretty sure it will be the last time as well
Pretty sure it will be the last time as well Lone Ranger.
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2:04pm Wed 5 Mar 14

SteveHampshire says...

The seat was a two way marginal in 2010 between the Lib Dems and Tories. If less than half of those that voted UKIP at the general election switch to the Tories then he will be unseated.
The seat was a two way marginal in 2010 between the Lib Dems and Tories. If less than half of those that voted UKIP at the general election switch to the Tories then he will be unseated. SteveHampshire
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2:05pm Wed 5 Mar 14

SteveHampshire says...

SteveHampshire wrote:
The seat was a two way marginal in 2010 between the Lib Dems and Tories. If less than half of those that voted UKIP at the general election switch to the Tories then he will be unseated.
sorry, that should say " If less than half of those that voted UKIP at the by-election "
[quote][p][bold]SteveHampshire[/bold] wrote: The seat was a two way marginal in 2010 between the Lib Dems and Tories. If less than half of those that voted UKIP at the general election switch to the Tories then he will be unseated.[/p][/quote]sorry, that should say " If less than half of those that voted UKIP at the by-election " SteveHampshire
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