Jackie Porter

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

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How healthy are we in Winchester district?

by Jackie Porter on 28 September, 2016

So how healthy are we ere in the district of Winchester? It turns that we are quite healthy, and generally much better than the England average. You can read more at www.healthprofiles.info Just put in your postcode and you will see the findings. The health of you and your community are anonymised -and make for […]

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”Hampshire County Council must act now to remove kerbside weeds ” says Jackie. ”If they don’t, we’ll have the floods again this winter” adds Jackie The weeds are growing in the gutters now that the number of Winchester street cleans has reduced (if at all?) and Hampshire does purely reactive maintenance on drainage gully. This […]

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This research article (below) says that by placing defibrillators in public places, lives can be saved. So Robert Stent is completely correct in having one at the Avington Golf Course. The evidence says that the device will save lives if passers by can grab the defibrillator and use it on the person taken ill right […]

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4 good reasons for good governance of a charity

by Jackie Porter on 12 September, 2016

The Charity ‘4Youth’ has closed- as has ‘4Children’. These two closures are not related but it shows the challenges for charities in two different ways. 4 Youth funds had declined: they were based in St Thomas Church, and after it was closed for charities, their work, although valuable, just seemed to fritter away. They have […]

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Grammar Schools? No thank you!

by Jackie Porter on 12 September, 2016

Grammar Schools? ‘No thank you!’ says Lib Dem Spokesperson for children, Jackie Porter. ‘It is clearly stated that the quality of teaching and learning as well as the quality of the leadership of a school that determines the outcomes for children, not the structure of the education system’ says Jackie. ‘As a Governor of a […]

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Is it worth changing a school to an academy?

by Jackie Porter on 8 September, 2016

This article reports on the effects (or no effects!) of turning schools into academies… Academisation has no long-term effect on GCSE results, research suggests Converting struggling schools into sponsored academies may improve GCSE results initially but appears to have no long-term effect on attainment, according to research by the London School of Economics in partnership […]

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The Watercress Way is now a charity!

by Jackie Porter on 6 September, 2016

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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