Jackie Porter

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

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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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100 years on- what have we learned?

by Jackie Porter on 11 November, 2018

I was moved today by the Lord’s Prayer being read out in French, German as well as  English, reminding us that we are all Europeans and if we don’t ‘remember the fallen’, and act upon it, then what was it all for? I believe that this was the inspiration of Rev Alex Pease-thank you. There […]

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South Western Railways have sent out this press release: I’ll leave it as it is, as it tells the news, but in truth, the timetable improvements we hoped to see for Winchester’s passengers won’t be happening in December. Let’s hope the train comfort will be improved as they describe- this has been a long standing […]

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Heathrow result ‘disappointing yet predictable’

by Jackie Porter on 26 June, 2018

Vince Cable: Heathrow result ‘disappointing yet predictable’ Responding to the House of Commons vote in favour of Heathrow expansion, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said: “This result is disappointing yet predictable. But how is Heathrow is going to deliver the expansion? There are big questions over financing of both the company and the […]

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Vince Cable says: Govt must help struggling high streets I have so many conversations with retailers and potential customers as the High Street struggles to retain the big names and smaller shops feel beleaguered by high rents and business rates. Yet, last week I was at the Winchester Business Excellence Awards where innovation, a good product and […]

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In this PSE article, leading councillors warn that the SEND shortage of funding is critical to the delivery of SEND education, and a one off sum isn’t good enough because the level of need is rising. I agree: the schools’ budgets are tight enough and the extra demands placed upon them by SEND provision is […]

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Motorcross at Matterley from 1st June 2018

by Jackie Porter on 30 May, 2018

From the organisers….. Dear Residents We wish to inform you of the necessary gap and road closure details for this year’s British MXGP Event at the Matterley Estate. If you have any enquiries please contact us via our website: Motocross Event Enquiries Please note that opening will be during Friday 1st June and egress from […]

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Lib Dems: Responding to the Government’s announcement on free schools, Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Layla Moran said: “Free schools are not the answer and there is no evidence that they improve attainment. They are poor value for money at a time when money is tight. They also promote a tortuous system that lacks vision and […]

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