Jackie Porter

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

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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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I have been asked a few times about the 240 bus timetable. This is a link to it… Alresford 240 bus timetable It operates on Mondays and Thursdays and travels in a circle from Ropley, Old Alresford and around the town of Alresford, including Sun Hill, Grange Road and Jesty Road. It starts at 0910 […]

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A report published by The King’s Fund has shown that 61% of people support tax rises to increase NHS funding, an increase of 21% since 2014. Based on data from the British Social Attitudes Survey, the report ‘Does the public see tax rises as the answer to NHS funding pressures?’ also shows that 86% of […]

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Potholes EVERYWHERE!

by Jackie Porter on 9 April, 2018

Ian Gordon has written this very thoughtful piece- it certainly rings bells with me! Are you like most of us fed up with the state of Hampshire’s Road network? …and the fact that they have fallen into disrepair ever since the Thatcher Government were in power? WHY? You ask; the answer is simple. Margaret Thatcher […]

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Lib Dems secure major victory in ban on cold-calling As the Financial Guidance and Claims Bill returns to the House of Commons today, the Liberal Democrats have secured a significant victory following the government’s acceptance of crucial amendments tabled by Liberal Democrats peers in the House of Lords. Led by Lord Sharkey, the Liberal Democrats […]

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Although many of us have volunteered or led teams of volunteers in the past, we haven’t had a special TWW volunteer team- until now! On 14th February 2018, the Trustees got started on Bridgets Lane clearance with our new kit funded by the SDNPA. Some of our trustees are going on equipment use courses in […]

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Yvette Riley wants to reduce the use of plastic water bottles. She has placed a petition on change.or for you to join in! It is a brilliant idea- and the Central Winchester Regeneration proposals are a great place to start. Please go to this link to add your name now.. installation of public water fountains […]

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What is an Accountable Care Organisation? An organisation which provides healthcare- but it is a private company, not part of the NHS. Many see it as back door privatisation. I certainly do. A group of 4 eminent health professionals, including our own local ex-chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr Graham Winyard, and joined by scientist […]

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