Jackie Porter

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

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Cart and Horses update

by Jackie Porter on 22 September, 2017

After a long summer of waiting the new plans for the junction were confirmed at the Executive Member’s Decision Day on September 19th. Our local deputees, Jill Prince and David Learmonth had asked for a meeting with Cllr Humby several times earlier, but that hadn’t materialised so I went with our MP to see Cllr […]

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Fox comments show cabinet in ”state of civil war” says Cable Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has said seized on remarks by Liam Fox that there is no cabinet consensus on the need for a three-year transitional deal, which contradict assurances from the Chancellor Philip Hammond that the cabinet is in agreement. Vince Cable said: […]

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Drugs strategy without extra funding is doomed to fail The Liberal Democrats have said the Government’s new Drugs Strategy is “doomed to fail,” after ministers revealed no additional cash for treatment and rehabilitation will be provided. When asked whether additional funding would be provided, Home Office Minister Sarah Newton replied that the government was aiming […]

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I have been out and about with the local Highways Engineer. We have a regular programme of meet ups, usually every few months. We talk frankly about the works needed, balancing need, budget and safety. It’s a good time to do this one, just at the end of the ‘old regime’ with Amey’s contract and just […]

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Tories look to U-turn on Free Schools Jackie says, ‘After a manifesto that promised the world,  voters should look carefully at their promise and the reality. Voters made their decisions based on the manifesto. The lib Dem manifesto was carefully costed, but it appears the Conservative manifesto was based on nothing at all.’ In response […]

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The Liberal Democrats have accused Theresa May of “needlessly gambling with the health of the British people,” after it was revealed her extreme approach to Brexit is threatening access to vital cancer treatments. The President of the Royal College of Radiologists has warned that the government’s plans to quit the EU nuclear agency Euratom would […]

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Agenda of Barton Farm Forum can be seen here….

by Jackie Porter on 4 July, 2017

Commenting on news that the Conservatives have U-turned on plans to hold a parliamentary vote on bringing back fox hunting, Lib Dem Rural Affairs spokesperson Kate Parminter said: “It’s good news that the Government has dropped this proposal. It was a ridiculous idea to reopen a debate which was comprehensively decided on ten years ago. […]

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Today, 4th July 2017, Sgt Stuart Gilmour writes:- There is currently a huge traveller encampment at South Winchester Park & Ride (M3 Junction 11) which currently totals more than fifty vehicles with more vehicles having been arriving steadily for the past forty eight hours. I do not currently have details about when this group are […]

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WCC has announced the Publication of draft Traveller Development Plan for consultation From their website: Following completion of the options consultation in May, to which over 100 comments were received, the Council has considered the responses together with the accommodation needs assessment and initial site assessments, undertaken by Opinion Research Services (ORS) and Peter Brett […]

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