Tax expert wins Eastleigh by-election

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Business development manager for capital allowances specialists Portal Tax Claims, Mike Thornton, has become Member of Parliament for Eastleigh.

The Liberal Democrat party member will now have to step down from the company, but is expected to bring his knowledge of tax to the back-benches.

Thornton's boss, Shaun Murphy, director of Portal Tax Claims, had this to say to The Telegraph about the Lib Dem winner: “I’m losing a great staff member but the Lib Dems are gaining a true business champion. The Lib Dems now have a top tax specialist in their midst and the opposition face a tough challenger the next time there’s a debate on tax in the House.”

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