Jackie Porter

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

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The Government’s plan to provide parents with 30 hours of free childcare appears to be in danger after one in five nurseries warned they would not take part in the scheme. According to a new survey by the National Day Nurseries Association more than a fifth of full daycare nurseries (22 per cent) say they […]

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CANGO bus update

by Jackie Porter on 25 April, 2017

I have been overwhelmed by the number of requests for the survey forms for the CANGO bus! I will be sending out these this week, and look forward to responses from Ellisfield, Iver Heath and other villages too! Thanks for your interest.

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The Government is failing to reassure EU nationals over their future, says Tom Brake Commenting on reports that the Government are offering email alerts for EU nationals seeking information on their right to stay, Liberal Democrats Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Tom Brake, said: “If this is meant to reassure EU citizens who […]

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What do I do as your County Councillor?

by Jackie Porter on 24 April, 2017

Represent you of course! You can see more of why I want to be your councillor again on this mini video- it takes less than 2 minutes but gives you a flavour of my day to day work supporting you. http://tinyurl.com/JP040517 What are my priorities for the future? Sustainability is at the heart of what […]

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On the 4th May, there are County Council Elections: I am standing to be your County Councillor in the local area (called the Itchen Valley Division but covering Candover and Dever valleys too) I have the energy, drive and determination to be your effective County Councillor.Local services matter and I hope that you will take […]

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It was reported today that a government scheme to expand smart ticketing on busy rail lines has been scrapped after costs more than doubled In response to these reports, Liberal Democrat Shadow Transport Secretary Jenny Randerson said: “I have repeatedly pressed Ministers on this project and received evasive answers. “This is just another symptom of […]

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€10bn Space Snub

by Jackie Porter on 13 April, 2017

News that British firms will be excluded from €10bn of space sector contracts even before it leaves the EU, the Liberal Democrats have said the blame lies squarely with Theresa May. Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs spokesperson Tom Brake MP said: “A day after the Chancellor made a pitch to high tech entrepreneurs to stay in […]

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Following news that wages fell behind inflation in February, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has said that the government can no longer deny that British workers are in the grip of a growing Brexit incomes squeeze. Tim Farron said: “Workers are now suffering a real fall in living standards. This is not a claim, it […]

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Crossing Survey continues for Sutton Scotney

by Jackie Porter on 10 April, 2017

I have had over 70 replies to the Crossing Survey but I would like to reach 100 at least before publishing the replies. I have created a new link- see attached- for the survey and encourage you to complete it, or print off a copy for neighbours who do not have access to IT. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/T2BYS82 […]

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I am pleased to stand again as your candidate in the County Elections on the 4th May 2017. I have been your Councillor since 2005, and am aware that this division, which covers one of the largest areas in the county, takes a lot of energy and commitment- which I am very happy to do. […]

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