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Tories should be cutting emissions, not air passenger duty

by Jackie Porter on 15 January, 2020

Following the reports that the Conservative government is considering cutting air passenger duty on domestic flights as part of a plan to save regional airline Flybe from collapse, Liberal Democrat Transport spokesperson Munira Wilson said: “Flybe looks set to follow Thomas Cook, despite only being “rescued” last year. The way to ensure our businesses stay afloat […]

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New Year… New Leaf – a new website

by Jackie Porter on 11 January, 2020

Father Christmas visits Naomi House

by Jackie Porter on 16 December, 2019

>>>>So in this world of cynicism, conflict and troubles, just scroll down the article then watch this video…..https://t.co/GNtL2iAlmj?amp=1 Is there anything more generous, more fun and more uplifting? I don’t think so! Thanks to all involved-and especially the children and staff at Naomi House for sharing this with us: the true spirit of Christmas!

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This response to the Stage 2 Consultation does not require the simple matter of an objection or support: the consultation invites response.  As the County Councillor for the division covering Sutton Scotney and nearby communities in the north of Winchester district, there are a number of points I wish to make and information I need to […]

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Sports Awards- do you want to nominate someone?

by Jackie Porter on 26 November, 2019

The Winchester District Sport & Physical Activity Alliance (SPAA) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 Sports Awards. Following the continued success of the Sports Awards, we hope to continue the celebrations in to our 2019 event and we need your help. Local clubs, organisations and residents are being asked to nominate the […]

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A report by the Resolution Foundation has found the Liberal Democrats’ policies would mean 600,000 fewer children in poverty by 2023-24, making it the most progressive of the three main parties. The report also found child poverty risks reaching a record high under Conservative plans. Liberal Democrat Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Tim Farron commented: “This report is […]

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‘Voting Conservative in Winchester and Chandler’s Ford is simply voting to get out of Europe’ says Jackie Porter Responding to confirmation that the Brexit party will not contest seats held by Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said: “Nigel Farage standing down shows the Conservatives and the Brexit party are […]

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Jackie’s County Report to Parishes for November 2019

by Jackie Porter on 6 November, 2019

As the General Election ‘gun’ has now been fired, my report is very general this time and includes notice of Current Consultations Wheelabrator Consultation (second round) is in swing this month. The meeting in my division is at Victoria Hall, Sutton Scotney on the 20thNovember from 2.30 to 6.30pm The new WCC Council strategy is online at www. winchester.gov.uk.  […]

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Paula FERGUSON is standing for the Liberal Democrats in this constituency. Ahead of the party’s General Election launch, the Liberal Democrats have declared a Liberal Democrat government will Stop Brexit and use the £50 Billion Remain Bonus to invest in public services and tackle inequality.  Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson said: “The Liberal Democrats are the […]

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Responding to the publication of the Education Select Committee’s report on children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), Liberal Democrat Shadow Education Secretary Layla Moran MP said: “Children with SEND have borne the brunt of the schools funding crisis. Teaching assistants and other support staff have been sacked. Meanwhile, parents struggle to get the support […]

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