Jackie Porter

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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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Drugs strategy without extra funding is doomed to fail The Liberal Democrats have said the Government’s new Drugs Strategy is “doomed to fail,” after ministers revealed no additional cash for treatment and rehabilitation will be provided. When asked whether additional funding would be provided, Home Office Minister Sarah Newton replied that the government was aiming […]

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The Liberal Democrats have accused Theresa May of “needlessly gambling with the health of the British people,” after it was revealed her extreme approach to Brexit is threatening access to vital cancer treatments. The President of the Royal College of Radiologists has warned that the government’s plans to quit the EU nuclear agency Euratom would […]

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A report by the Nuffield Trust has found the NHS could face a bill of almost half a billion pounds if retired British people currently living in other EU countries decide to return to the UK because their access to healthcare abroad is withdrawn after Brexit. The report also calculates that care homes and home-care […]

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In a recent Friends of the Earth email looking at environmental credentials laid out within the manifestos, the Lib Dems scored highly with 28 (only the Greens had more on 30 points, Conservatives 11 points) You can see more here:- https://www.foe.co.uk/general-election/election-manifestos-scores-are?utm_source=Friends+of+the+Earth+Communications&utm_campaign=a1e6895611-LM1705039&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_383af65c6b-a1e6895611-21127809 I am pleased-but not surprised. We are naturally concerned about our environment and see ourselves […]

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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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New NICE Guidelines published The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published a revised guideline on eating disorders. This has been informed by new evidence and research carried out since the last guideline was published in 2004. The guideline stresses the need for immediate referral, condemns use of physical measurements as the only […]

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Many people have contacted me to ask my opinion and seek my support of the aims of Compassion in World Farming. This is my reply… Thank you for bringing the Good Food Act and the aims of Compassion in World Farming to my attention. This is important to me too. We have a field and […]

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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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