Jackie Porter

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Cart and Horses update

by Jackie Porter on 22 September, 2017

After a long summer of waiting the new plans for the junction were confirmed at the Executive Member’s Decision Day on September 19th. Our local deputees, Jill Prince and David Learmonth had asked for a meeting with Cllr Humby several times earlier, but that hadn’t materialised so I went with our MP to see Cllr […]

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Fox comments show cabinet in ”state of civil war” says Cable Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has said seized on remarks by Liam Fox that there is no cabinet consensus on the need for a three-year transitional deal, which contradict assurances from the Chancellor Philip Hammond that the cabinet is in agreement. Vince Cable said: […]

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Commenting on news that the Conservatives have U-turned on plans to hold a parliamentary vote on bringing back fox hunting, Lib Dem Rural Affairs spokesperson Kate Parminter said: “It’s good news that the Government has dropped this proposal. It was a ridiculous idea to reopen a debate which was comprehensively decided on ten years ago. […]

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WCC has announced the Publication of draft Traveller Development Plan for consultation From their website: Following completion of the options consultation in May, to which over 100 comments were received, the Council has considered the responses together with the accommodation needs assessment and initial site assessments, undertaken by Opinion Research Services (ORS) and Peter Brett […]

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Winchester – Managing Crowded Places In a bid to reduce the risks associated with terrorism, Chief Inspector Claire Taylor has advised that Hampshire and Thames Valley Constabularies have agreed that high visible patrols by officers who have been tasked with ‘denying, detecting and deterring’ risk should be deployed in crowded places, iconic bridges and night […]

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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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