Jackie Porter

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

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South Western Railways have sent out this press release: I’ll leave it as it is, as it tells the news, but in truth, the timetable improvements we hoped to see for Winchester’s passengers won’t be happening in December. Let’s hope the train comfort will be improved as they describe- this has been a long standing […]

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Heathrow result ‘disappointing yet predictable’

by Jackie Porter on 26 June, 2018

Vince Cable: Heathrow result ‘disappointing yet predictable’ Responding to the House of Commons vote in favour of Heathrow expansion, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said: “This result is disappointing yet predictable. But how is Heathrow is going to deliver the expansion? There are big questions over financing of both the company and the […]

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Vince Cable says: Govt must help struggling high streets I have so many conversations with retailers and potential customers as the High Street struggles to retain the big names and smaller shops feel beleaguered by high rents and business rates. Yet, last week I was at the Winchester Business Excellence Awards where innovation, a good product and […]

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In this PSE article, leading councillors warn that the SEND shortage of funding is critical to the delivery of SEND education, and a one off sum isn’t good enough because the level of need is rising. I agree: the schools’ budgets are tight enough and the extra demands placed upon them by SEND provision is […]

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Motorcross at Matterley from 1st June 2018

by Jackie Porter on 30 May, 2018

From the organisers….. Dear Residents We wish to inform you of the necessary gap and road closure details for this year’s British MXGP Event at the Matterley Estate. If you have any enquiries please contact us via our website: Motocross Event Enquiries Please note that opening will be during Friday 1st June and egress from […]

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Lib Dems: Responding to the Government’s announcement on free schools, Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Layla Moran said: “Free schools are not the answer and there is no evidence that they improve attainment. They are poor value for money at a time when money is tight. They also promote a tortuous system that lacks vision and […]

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Lib Dems: UK citizenship fee hike shockingly opportunistic Responding to the Conservative Government’s decision to increase citizenship renunciation fees, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake, said: “This Tory Government’s decision to hike fees to renounce UK citizenship is shockingly opportunistic. “For British citizens forced to abandon their citizenship because of Theresa May’s reckless Brexit, this […]

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Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement this afternoon that she will publish an LGBT Action Plan in the summer, Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Layla Moran said: “The Prime Minister says she wants the UK to be a world leader in LGBT+ rights, but this can’t be achieved unless she stands up to her DUP puppet […]

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On so many occasions, I have said that the Building Regulations system doesn’t work now. It used to: developers of buildings paid a fee as part of their Planning application to cover the cost of the Local authority Building Reg Officer Requirements and subsequent visits to check the work done. But then the regulatory system […]

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The weather has warmed up at last! But it was chilly for our third Dawn to Dusk Day on The Watercress Way- a 26 mile circular route based on the old railway lines in this area. Events included a Dawn Chorus Walk, and a Flora and History Walk later in the day. You can see […]

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