Mike Thornton (politician)
|Member of Parliament
28 February 2013
|Preceded by||Chris Huhne|
|Born||Michael Douglas Thornton
1 May 1952
Farnham, Surrey, England
|Political party||Liberal Democrats|
Michael Douglas Thornton (born 1 May 1952) is a British politician and the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Eastleigh in Hampshire. He was elected in the Eastleigh by-election held on 28 February 2013.
‘You always go on about politics; and you always preach to me, telling me they shouldn’t be doing this and that: but what are you doing about it?’
Following the resignation of the previous Liberal Democrat MP Chris Huhne, he was chosen as their candidate at the 2013 Eastleigh by-election to replace him. This took place on 28 February 2013 and Thornton was declared the winner in the early hours of 1 March.
- "Eastleigh Parliamentary By-Election 2013 Result". Eastleigh Borough Council. 1 March 2013.
- "Mike Thornton Liberal Democrats". Southern Daily Echo. 24 February 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
- About Mike on Eastleigh Lib Dems site
- Bishopstoke PC profile
- Profile on Council web site
- Wintour, Patrick; Morris, Steven (1 March 2013). "Lib Dems hold off Ukip surge as Tories drop to third in Eastleigh byelection". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Eastleigh