Jackie Porter

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

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Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom, has released a Written Ministerial Statement stating that the response to government defeats on opposition motions will now take the form of a written statement up to three months after the vote has taken place. This follows a slew of votes in recent weeks where Conservative MPs have been […]

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by Jackie Porter on 27 October, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63n6upj8UFM This link is to an amazing scheme for monthly walks for carers and families to get out for a walk once a month. A great motto: Every adventure starts with the first step! And I like the idea that the publicity, apparently gives especial emphasis to the word PUB!

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The Lib Dems are calling for the Mugabe WHO appointment to be revoked. Responding to the appointment of Robert Mugabe as Goodwill Ambassador for the World Health Organisation, Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake said: “Robert Mugabe is one of the worst choices for a goodwill ambassador out there. “Mugabe is a dangerous man whose corruption […]

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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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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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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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Tories look to U-turn on Free Schools Jackie says, ‘After a manifesto that promised the world,  voters should look carefully at their promise and the reality. Voters made their decisions based on the manifesto. The lib Dem manifesto was carefully costed, but it appears the Conservative manifesto was based on nothing at all.’ In response […]

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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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Agenda of Barton Farm Forum can be seen here….

by Jackie Porter on 4 July, 2017