Mike Thornton

Former MP, Eastleigh

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Eastleigh Liberal Democrat

A selection of Mike Thornton's votes

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  • Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local government
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Consistently voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Generally voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes

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Former Liberal Democrat MP for Eastleigh

Entered the House of Commons on 1 March 2013 — Byelection

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Department of Health
  • Department for Transport
  • Education
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Radiotherapy
  • Streptococcus
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Dangerous Dogs
  • Oesophageal Cancer

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill (Commons) Committee (29 Apr 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (27 Jan 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (25 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 17 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Mike Thornton’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 25 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 71.97% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 27 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 26 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Borough Councillor on Eastleigh Borough Council, Civic Offices, Leigh Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 9YN. Payments received:
April 2014, payment of £473.75 gross. Hours: 40 hrs. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 10 April 2014)
May 2014, payment of £473.75 gross. Hours: 40 hrs. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 8 May 2014)
June 2014, payment of £473.75 gross. Hours: 40 hrs. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 17 June 2014)
July 2014, payment of £473.75 gross. Hours: 10 hrs per week. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 15 July 2014)
August 2014, payment of £473.75 gross. Hours: 10 hrs per week. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 23 September 2014)
September 2014, payment of £473.75 gross. Hours: 10 hrs per week. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 23 September 2014)
October 2014, payment of £473.75 gross. Hours: 10 hrs per week. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 22 October 2014)
November 2014, payment of £473.75 gross. Hours: 10 hrs per week. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 12 November 2014)
December 2014, payment of £473.75 gross. Hours: 10 hrs per week. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 10 December 2014)
January 2015, payment of £473.75 gross. Hours: 10 hrs per week. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 15 January 2015)
February 2015, payment of £473.75 gross. Hours: 10 hrs per week. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 19 March 2015)
March 2015, payment of £473.75 gross. Hours: 10 hrs per week. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 19 March 2015)
Payments of from YouGov, 50 Featherstone St, London EC1Y 8RT for opinion surveys:
£80 received in May 2014 Hours: 1 hr. Payment donated directly to charity. (Registered 17 June 2014)
Payments received from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA:
£75 for February-March 2014 survey. Payment donated to charity. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 8 May 2014)
£75 for May-June 2014 survey. Payment donated to charity. Hours 1 hr. (Registered 23 September 2014)
£75 for survey. Payment donated to charity. Hours 1 hr. (Registered 10 December 2014)

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