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This response to the Stage 2 Consultation does not require the simple matter of an objection or support: the consultation invites response.  As the County Councillor for the division covering Sutton Scotney and nearby communities in the north of Winchester district, there are a number of points I wish to make and information I need to […]

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Paula FERGUSON is standing for the Liberal Democrats in this constituency. Ahead of the party’s General Election launch, the Liberal Democrats have declared a Liberal Democrat government will Stop Brexit and use the £50 Billion Remain Bonus to invest in public services and tackle inequality.  Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson said: “The Liberal Democrats are the […]

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Sports Awards- do you want to nominate someone?

by Jackie Porter on 26 November, 2019

The Winchester District Sport & Physical Activity Alliance (SPAA) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 Sports Awards. Following the continued success of the Sports Awards, we hope to continue the celebrations in to our 2019 event and we need your help. Local clubs, organisations and residents are being asked to nominate the […]

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A report by the Resolution Foundation has found the Liberal Democrats’ policies would mean 600,000 fewer children in poverty by 2023-24, making it the most progressive of the three main parties. The report also found child poverty risks reaching a record high under Conservative plans. Liberal Democrat Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Tim Farron commented: “This report is […]

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‘Voting Conservative in Winchester and Chandler’s Ford is simply voting to get out of Europe’ says Jackie Porter Responding to confirmation that the Brexit party will not contest seats held by Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said: “Nigel Farage standing down shows the Conservatives and the Brexit party are […]

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Jackie’s County Report to Parishes for November 2019

by Jackie Porter on 6 November, 2019

As the General Election ‘gun’ has now been fired, my report is very general this time and includes notice of Current Consultations Wheelabrator Consultation (second round) is in swing this month. The meeting in my division is at Victoria Hall, Sutton Scotney on the 20thNovember from 2.30 to 6.30pm The new WCC Council strategy is online at www. winchester.gov.uk.  […]

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Responding to the publication of the Education Select Committee’s report on children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), Liberal Democrat Shadow Education Secretary Layla Moran MP said: “Children with SEND have borne the brunt of the schools funding crisis. Teaching assistants and other support staff have been sacked. Meanwhile, parents struggle to get the support […]

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Your ‘bin day’ may be changing: please check here

by Jackie Porter on 30 September, 2019

Glass collections are coming – but your collection day may be changing too After a 10 year Lib Dem campaign, doorstep glass collections are coming to the Winchester District next week.  And your collection day may be changing too. Until recently, our collections have been shared with East Hampshire. So the bin lorries spent half the week in […]

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Today, the Liberal Democrat bill to raise the age of criminal responsibility has passed in the House of Lords. The Bill, introduced by the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords Navnit Dholakia, will amend the age of criminal responsibility in the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 from ten to twelve. The UN […]

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Tories must own up to BBC licence fee decision

by Jackie Porter on 10 June, 2019

Responding to the announcement that the BBC will scrap blanket free licences for over-75s, Liberal Democrat DCMS Spokesperson Jane Bonham-Carter said: “Concessions for over-75s are a social cost which should not be paid for by the licence fee, but from central Government funding. Government, not the BBC, should be responsible and accountable for their social […]

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