Jackie Porter

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

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The Watercress Way AGM- annual report here.

by Jackie Porter on 17 January, 2017

This will also be on www.TheWatercressWay.org.uk website very soon. Please go online to become a Friend of the Line and receive regular updates on progress Annual Report of The Watercress Way September 2015-April 2016 Many people had been walking and working on the open sections of the old railway in this area, calling it a […]

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I expect that many of you will, like me, feel slightly sickened by Michael Gove’s interview of Donald Trump for The Times. Private Eye has a word for it… Tim Farron has given a robust response: Michael Gove has had a rare opportunity to put questions to the most divisive and reactionary President Elect in […]

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Hampshire County Council has spent £565,235.54 compensating motorists for damage caused by potholes since 2012, figures uncovered by the Liberal Democrats have revealed. Nationally a total of £12 million has been paid out over the last four years, with an average payment per person of £650. The figures were uncovered by Freedom of Information requests […]

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Happy New Year!

by Jackie Porter on 3 January, 2017

It’s a difficult balance isn’t it? SW Trains were offering trains on Bank Holidays, which cost more money to run, and are now, in 2017, charging even more for your season tickets. We were grateful for the services on the 1st. Disrupted travel plans meant we needed to catch a train back from London on […]

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Alresford- amendments to A31 section in the document. I refer to the Modifications to LPP2 and wish to make the following comments on Modification No. MM17. I was surprised at the Inquiry, to hear the Inspector’s insistence on a roundabout on the A31 to achieve the four-way entry into the proposed 350 home/industrial site off […]

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Everyone needs somewhere to live and the housing section of the Local Plan (part2) was rejected by the Inspector, in part because it did not include places for gypsies and travellers’ move-on and permanent sites. WCC published a series of documents for consideration and these included three sites in or near the Itchen Valley Division. […]

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A member of the Lib Dems has recently written this article. It makes good sense! Jackie says:’As an employer, I know the value of apprenticeships, in work training, University education, and lifetime education (LE) It is said that a child of 5 might have up to 40 different roles in her/his lifetime, and we need […]

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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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