Jackie Porter

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

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Tories look to U-turn on Free Schools Jackie says, ‘After a manifesto that promised the world,  voters should look carefully at their promise and the reality. Voters made their decisions based on the manifesto. The lib Dem manifesto was carefully costed, but it appears the Conservative manifesto was based on nothing at all.’ In response […]

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Scrapping free school lunches would waste over £3m spent upgrading kitchens in Hampshire Plans by Theresa May to axe free school lunches would waste the £3.055.m given by Government to be invested in Hampshire to upgrade school kitchens, according to the Liberal Democrats. It comes after figures revealed that over 34000 children in the county are set to lose out under the […]

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Lib Dem Manifesto for General Election 2017

by Jackie Porter on 17 May, 2017

You can see our manifesto ‘at a glance’ on this link http://www.libdems.org.uk/manifesto-glance For a fuller description go to www.libdems.org.uk and choose ‘manifesto’

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You can see some of what I do on this short film. If you have just two minutes, please have a look! http://tinyurl.com/JP040517-I Elections are only decided when you vote- just thinking about it isn’t enough! Lost your polling card? Just turn up, give your name and address! Don’t know where to go? Call us […]

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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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€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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If you have children, and work 16 or more hours every week, you will be interested in the new childcare support on offer from September 2017. The tax free system means that for every £8 you put into the system, the government gives £2, (to a maximum of £2000 per child in the account) so […]

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Tests for pupils aged seven get thumbs up from the Conservative leader for education at HCC. …..… but not from the Lib Dem Spokesperson for Children Cllr Edgar is quoted in a story that says councillors are giving their backing to plans to re-introduce formal testing for seven-year-olds. Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has announced a […]

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What does the budget mean for young people?

by Jackie Porter on 14 July, 2015

Since 2010, Liberal Democrats have been blamed for the assault on young people as the cost of being a student rose. But we must remember that the coalition was a business arrangement to get the country back on its feet again, and now, without the conscience of the Lib Dem team in cabinet, Osborne has […]

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