Jackie Porter

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

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Can you get involved? Time to talk day: 7th February 2019

by Jackie Porter on 16 January, 2019

www.time-to-change.org.uk/get-involved/timetotalkday2019   Employers are encouraged to talk informally with staff , and all of us with people we know on Time to Talk Day on the 7th February. It’s a chance to talk about things that re worrying you, your mental as well as physical health and check that the wellbeing of staff and friends […]

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-46793341 In a bid to solve the ports problem if (and when)  Brexit export and import becomes problematical, the proposal to use the M3 between Winchester and Basingstoke has been proposed. A possible reason for using the M3? The main traffic flows down the E1- or the A34 as we know it. Putting the queue […]

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I would be interested to hear if the new plan would work for you and those you care about- please tell me- and tell your GP practice too! For a quick summary click here Simon Stevens, Chief Exec, announces:- The NHS Long Term Plan The NHS is one of Britain’s greatest achievements and for 70 […]

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Thanks to the Guardian for this article:- A Dutch approach to transforming old homes through a dramatic green makeover has arrived in the UK and cut tenants’ energy bills in half. Nottingham has become the first city council to pioneer the “Energiesprong” (energy leap) initiative, which has radically upgraded the energy efficiency of thousands of […]

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Manufacturing companies let down by blundering Conservative Government Responding to the news that 72% of manufacturers have said Brexit was their biggest source of uncertainty, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said:  “We have already heard today about how car sales have fallen by the biggest amount since the days of the financial crisis, and […]

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CAP Money Course by Churches Together in Alresford starting Wednesday 30th January Christians Against Poverty is a national organisation which gives practical help to people struggling with bills and debt. There’s a local course starting in Alresford, but I know several families who have been really helped by the organisation-so it’s worth seeking help if […]

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Is Michael Gove going back on his promises to farmers?

by Jackie Porter on 3 January, 2019

All Gove is offering farmers is uncertainty Responding to Michael Gove’s speech to the Oxford Farming Conference, Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael said:  “Mr Gove is still not listening to any experts while it is clear he has forgotten the assurances he and his cronies gave the farming community during the referendum. Farmers have certainly […]

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They work for you…

by Jackie Porter on 5 December, 2018

I recommend receiving a regular update from the service:  ‘They work for you’. It keeps you informed dispassionately and honestly about the views of your MP. This is an extract of today’s email, describing how our MP actually voted on the crucial day that Government was defeated three times:- (i.e. as Mrs May would like) […]

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After a considerable amount of discussion about the size of the homes on this site, there has now been a sale of this site to a developer. In my mind, this was the wrong thing to do- and I have expressed my concerns to the Housing Team at WCC about this decision. I like the […]

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New- Rail Ombudsman now at your service!

by Jackie Porter on 26 November, 2018

Thanks to Which online for this really simple explanation of how the new Rail Ombudsman can help you if your complaint isn’t handled properly. How the Rail Ombudsman will work:- From today (Monday 26th November 2018), if you make a formal complaint to a train company and then think it was unfairly rejected, you can […]

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