Jackie Porter

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

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A report released today the Resolution Foundation says cuts in immigration might boost pay in some low-paid sectors, but would not compensate for slowdown in growth. The study found that the wages of British workers in sectors most affected by migration would rise by just 0.2-0.6% by 2018, even if the government was able to […]

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I am devastated by the result but I am angry too. Our MP’s response to the result: telling us to ‘keep calm’, sounds rather like the sign a coffee mug! I note that he has signed the petition to debate the case for another referendum, this time with more favourable conditions. Frankly, he and his […]

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A message from Craig Bennett, CEO of Friends of the Earth, reveals the future….. ”The result is in – we are leaving the EU. This means that many of our environmental and nature protections are now at risk. Being part of the EU gave us cleaner beaches and drinking water, less air pollution and protected […]

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The overall result yesterday across the UK was very sad and unfortunately not what younger people or the Liberal Democrats wanted for Britain. 81.26% of Winchester’s electorate voted and the result was: 42,878 voted REMAIN 29,886 voted LEAVE Tim Farron, Lib Dem leader sums it up in these words:- I am devastated and I am […]

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As a charity trustee, I receive updates from the Big Lottery, and today I received this one which evaluates the findings from funded projects on ‘wellbeing’. With the stresses and strains of daily life all around us, it’s worth seeing what can actually be achieved in the community with relatively small sums of funding..but it […]

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Even last week Martin Tod (county councillor for the Weeke area) and I were fighting for the Pound Road Doctors’ surgery to remain open but the CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) did not accept that the money needed to refurbish the current surgery would be value for money- and they wanted all the doctors in one […]

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The Liberal Democrats in Winchester are fighting hard for local people. Your local councillors, campaigners and an army of volunteers work hard to make sure our district is well maintained and its unique heritage cared for. However, over and over again, the Conservative run City council has failed local people when it comes to doing […]

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Cllr. Roger Huxstep, Chair, HASC HCC, The Castle, Winchester 25th April 2016 Dear Roger, Thank you for sending me a copy of the letter from Friarsgate to the HASC. Both Cllr Tod and I are very unhappy with the decision to close the surgery at Kings Worthy. Cllr Tod represents Weeke. The residents in that […]

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Dear Member Do you have dementia or are you caring for someone with dementia? Or do you want to find out more about dementia and how patients with dementia are cared for in hospital? You are warmly invited to HHFT’s next Health Focus event to be held on Tuesday 3 May 2016 at 6.30pm (tea […]

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With thanks to the BBC for this article… The Department for Education has been severely reprimanded by the National Audit Office for failing to properly account for spending by academies. The DfE has just published its accounts for 2014-15, nine months after every other government department. The NAO says there is a level of “misstatement […]

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