Jackie Porter

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General Election Results 2017

by Jackie Porter on 9 June, 2017

The 2017 Election Result was as follows: Steve BRINE – The Conservative Party Candidate (Steve Brine) 29,729 Mark CHALONER – Labour Party (Mark Chaloner) 6,007 Martin LYON – UK Independence Party (UKIP) (Martin Lyon) 695 Jackie PORTER – Liberal Democrats (Jackie Porter) 19,730 Teresa SKELTON – The Justice & Anti-Corruption Party (Website of Justice & […]

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Representing any group of people is a great responsibility, but doing it really well is the challenge: empathising, acting and importantly listening. Representing a County Council area of around 14000 people, or a constituency of around 70,000 needs the same skills, and the same understanding and leadership. I have made this short film to cover […]

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Thanks to Gillian Douglass for the clearest description of the need for a care costs cap that I have seen… Social care is any extra help that a person needs with day to day living. It might be getting out and about, maintaining relationships, preparing meals, washing, paying bills or cleaning and maintaining the house. […]

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Imagine the scenario:- More homes, more children move into the area and we need another secondary school. It cannot be a local authority school because the Conservatives say it has to be an academy or free school. The new school gets paid a sum per pupil, so it wants to make sure it is full. […]

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Responding to Conservative plans on domestic violence and abuse including proposals to appoint a Domestic Violence Commissioner, Liberal Democrat Election Campaign Spokesperson, Jo Swinson said: “Domestic violence and abuse is a horrific stain on our society and still all too often a hidden crime. Everything that can be done must be done to eradicate it […]

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With the general election just nine days away, the Conservatives have still not told small firms if they will receive business rates relief – despite promises by Sajid Javid that he would confirm details before the general election. The Liberal Democrats announced in their manifesto they would review business rates to reduce burdens on small […]

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by Jackie Porter on 30 May, 2017

I have received some letters asking why ‘Remain’ voters should opt for me as the Lib Dem candidate in this election. I am publishing my reply as it may be of interest to others… Like you, I voted remain and at 5am in the Guildhall count I was jubilant that Winchester’s residents had voted to remain too. Later […]

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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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