Jackie Porter

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

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CAP Money Course by Churches Together in Alresford starting Wednesday 30th January Christians Against Poverty is a national organisation which gives practical help to people struggling with bills and debt. There’s a local course starting in Alresford, but I know several families who have been really helped by the organisation-so it’s worth seeking help if […]

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Is Michael Gove going back on his promises to farmers?

by Jackie Porter on 3 January, 2019

All Gove is offering farmers is uncertainty Responding to Michael Gove’s speech to the Oxford Farming Conference, Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael said:  “Mr Gove is still not listening to any experts while it is clear he has forgotten the assurances he and his cronies gave the farming community during the referendum. Farmers have certainly […]

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Potholes EVERYWHERE!

by Jackie Porter on 9 April, 2018

Ian Gordon has written this very thoughtful piece- it certainly rings bells with me! Are you like most of us fed up with the state of Hampshire’s Road network? …and the fact that they have fallen into disrepair ever since the Thatcher Government were in power? WHY? You ask; the answer is simple. Margaret Thatcher […]

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Happy New Year!

by Jackie Porter on 2 January, 2018

Happy New Year! I hope you had a good Christmas and that you have some good memories to share and sustain you through the cold dark nights ahead! But, we are at the start of a new year- hopefully with some productive resolutions- and it’s a good time to remember that we need to look […]

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I have been out and about with the local Highways Engineer. We have a regular programme of meet ups, usually every few months. We talk frankly about the works needed, balancing need, budget and safety. It’s a good time to do this one, just at the end of the ‘old regime’ with Amey’s contract and just […]

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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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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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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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Walk to School Week May 15th to 19th

by Jackie Porter on 14 May, 2017

Are you walking to school this week? Will you do it for a week, then go back to old habits? Will you just do the walk on fine days? Or will you embrace the opportunity to share a few moments with your child(ren) on their way to and from school every day, whatever the weather? […]

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