Mike Thornton won the Eastleigh by-election for the Liberal Democrats in 2013. The by-election had been caused by the resignation of former Cabinet member Chris Huhne following a conviction.

Mike Thornton was then a Member of Parliament for two years, until being defeated in the 2015 general election.


Who is standing in seats the Lib Dems previously held?

A batch of candidates have now been selected in seats formerly held by the party as part of the Liberal Democrat preparations for a possible 2016 general election. … Read the full post »