Jackie Porter

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

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Chanukah Sameach!

by Jackie Porter on 13 December, 2017

As we usher in the long, dark nights of winter, so begins the Jewish festival of lights. Hanukkah is a celebration of one of the greatest miracles in the Jewish history and for more than two millennia, Jews everywhere have celebrated the wonder of the lamp that miraculously burned for 8 days. The story of […]

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Labour supports the Tories (again…)

by Jackie Porter on 12 December, 2017

Labour should be ashamed says Vince Cable After Labour failed to back a Liberal Democrat amendment which would hold open membership of the single market, Vince Cable accused Labour of driving through an extreme and damaging Brexit in cahoots with the Conservatives. Vince Cable said: “Labour let down British workers tonight. “This ends any pretence […]

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While the Government ponders whether the CIL levy is working well enough to deliver the infrastructure that is needed with new development, the County Council is starting to receive significant sums- and needs to decide how it is going to spend it. It seems quite obvious- near where the money is collected- but sometimes, the […]

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Majority of the UK want a vote on the Brexit deal…

by Jackie Porter on 12 December, 2017

Poll shows majority want vote on the deal A poll by YouGov and Best for Britain shows that 53% of people would like a final vote on the deal either via a referendum or through MPs voting in Westminster. The poll has been welcomed by the Liberal Democrats who are the only major party that wants […]

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Mark, one of the Winchester team members invited me to join them this morning- to watch their Walking Football game against Southampton. Southampton were victorious today but the real winners are each and every player who is gaining friends and fitness as their journey with Walking Football progresses. Contact me if you’d like more details […]

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Children’s Commissioner warns children feel they must attempt suicide to access mental health The Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield today told the Health Select Committee that children she has spoken to feel they have to have attempted suicide before they can get mental health treatment. Responding, Liberal Democrat former Health Minister Norman Lamb commented: “Sadly, outrageous […]

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Today, at the Cabinet meeting, there were pleas from councillors on both sides for WCC to go ahead with a 50metre pool, but also with 12 courts not 8 as planned. WCC Cabinet, led by Cllr Horrill, and backed up in the paper by Cllr Griffiths, refused. So it’s a 50m pool, and just 8 […]

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Preparations to leave the EU will have led to an extra 8,000 officials, including 300 lawyers, being hired by the end of next year, David Davis has admitted. The government also stated it has already committed half a billion pounds to preparing for Brexit and the possibility of crashing out with no deal. Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable […]

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Another accident on blackspot on A33

by Jackie Porter on 28 October, 2017

Another accident at the Cart and Horses junction- you can read the Hants Chron article here… http://www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/news/15624566.Crash_between_lorry_and_car_on_A33_causes_delays/?ref=erec … please , HCC- set out the junction so everyone can understand please.  

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Norman Lamb MP has commented on the  CQC report on children’s mental health Too many young people are still finding it hard to access mental health services and are not receiving the care that they need, a report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found. One young person told the CQC that they waited […]

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