Jackie Porter

Liberal Democrat Councillor and Prospective MP for Winchester and Chandler's Ford Learn more

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The article on BBC news: www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-38157811 describes how the UK is ranked just 15th in the PISA results as the OECD monitors academic achievement in maths, reading and science amongst 15 and 16 year olds across the world. PISA 2016 Maths: Top Singapore, UK: 26th PISA 2016 Reading: Top Singapore, UK, 21st PISA 2016 Science: […]

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This is an interesting article (published 21.11.16) from the National Health Executive’s online information service… Ministers pressed to ‘sort out STP mess’ as plans deemed promising but financially unrealistic While STPs are promising, they are not yet detailed enough to realistically tackle the problems the NHS faces, the Chartered Institute for Public Finance and Accountancy […]

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COUNTY COUNCIL – 24 NOVEMBER 2016 QUESTION FROM COUNCILLOR JACKIE PORTER TO THE LEADER: “Regarding the current plans to deliver broadband to residents extending to Autumn 2018, what is the real future for the last 4% of residents for the universal offer of faster broadband?” Response: Hampshire County Council is investing £12.95m to extend superfast […]

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I am really disappointed that the points made so eloquently by the Parish Council and residents has not been taken on board by the PO in the planned move. I have written this response to correspondence received from the Post Office this weekend…. Please comment too if you can. To Suzanne Richardson Regional Network Manager […]

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Two of our residents took our pleas for Make it Safer-make it 40 campaign to the County Council yesterday, Thursday 24th November. There had been an accident requiring the Emergency Services to attend on the evening of the 23rd, and at the time of our deputation, we had no idea of the circumstances or the […]

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Once we had dreams..

by Jackie Porter on 13 November, 2016

This poem brought me and other women near to tears this morning as we sang to the music Finlandia. Once we had dreams- dreams of a new beginning when we had fought the war to end all war, a world of peace, where people live in freedom, a world where justice reigns for evermore. And […]

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What does ‘Mental First Aid’ look like?

by Jackie Porter on 7 November, 2016

Norman Lamb, Health Spokesman for the Lib Dems and tireless campaigner for Mental Health improvements in the NHS, has written for the Guardian arguing that there should be parity between physical and mental health in the workplace with employers being required to provide mental health first aid. He said that he had recently done a […]

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The issue is this… From October 1st, Hampshire Tories decided to charge householders to recycle DIY waste to recover some costs to keep the recycling centre budget down. BUT the current laws say that householders can’t be charged to take waste to recycling centres. So- now the local Conservatives may well be in breach of […]

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Local Plan now out for consultation

by Jackie Porter on 28 October, 2016

This is to give you notice of the Proposed modifications to Winchester’s LPP2- deadline for responses 12th DECEMBER 2016 Winchester District Local Plan Part 2 – Development Management and Site Allocations Consultation on Proposed Modifications The City Council Planning Officer says,”I am writing to inform you that following the Examination to consider the soundness of […]

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Hampshire County Council is failing residents as it closes its doors to any more fridges this month. The County says that the Government scheme isn’t working, and so they can’t accept more… but Jackie is calling for HCC to stockpile the old fridges to avoid them being fly-tipped in the countryside. Jackie says,” Residents tell […]

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