Jackie Porter

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

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would you like a cup of tea (or sex?) There is a lot of talk about revealing the sexual history of a complainant in ages of rape. Harriet Harman is suggesting that if the allegation is that Mr A raped him/her, then only the information about the victim’s relationship with Mr A should be revealed, […]

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M3 junction 9 proposals now online…

by Jackie Porter on 9 January, 2018

The M3 Junction 9 proposals are open for public consultation. Today, councillors were shown the first details… The timeline is Public consultation- until Feb 19th 2018 Planning application by mid 2019 Consultation of preferred route mid 2019 Govt confirm whether to give consent 2020 Construction will commence June 2021 New junction open Autumn 2023 You […]

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Have you seen the 38 degrees petition- asking the NHS to make more money available to restore full operating levels this month? http://bit.ly/2Ckblmoyou can sign this petition via this link Routine operations have been cancelled completely to allow the NHS to cope with the winter ‘crisis’ but this was an expected challenge for the NHS- […]

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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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Great news for St Mary’s at Itchen Stoke

by Jackie Porter on 22 December, 2017

I love this Church which is now managed by the Churches Conservation trust. A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Advent evensong-stunningly sung by St John’s Choir from Alresford. The sound is amazing. So I was pleased to hear that CCT had received a grant to restore the vandalised memorial.See their update below:- Good Tidings from […]

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Chanukah Sameach!

by Jackie Porter on 13 December, 2017

As we usher in the long, dark nights of winter, so begins the Jewish festival of lights. Hanukkah is a celebration of one of the greatest miracles in the Jewish history and for more than two millennia, Jews everywhere have celebrated the wonder of the lamp that miraculously burned for 8 days. The story of […]

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Labour supports the Tories (again…)

by Jackie Porter on 12 December, 2017

Labour should be ashamed says Vince Cable After Labour failed to back a Liberal Democrat amendment which would hold open membership of the single market, Vince Cable accused Labour of driving through an extreme and damaging Brexit in cahoots with the Conservatives. Vince Cable said: “Labour let down British workers tonight. “This ends any pretence […]

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While the Government ponders whether the CIL levy is working well enough to deliver the infrastructure that is needed with new development, the County Council is starting to receive significant sums- and needs to decide how it is going to spend it. It seems quite obvious- near where the money is collected- but sometimes, the […]

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Majority of the UK want a vote on the Brexit deal…

by Jackie Porter on 12 December, 2017

Poll shows majority want vote on the deal A poll by YouGov and Best for Britain shows that 53% of people would like a final vote on the deal either via a referendum or through MPs voting in Westminster. The poll has been welcomed by the Liberal Democrats who are the only major party that wants […]

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Mark, one of the Winchester team members invited me to join them this morning- to watch their Walking Football game against Southampton. Southampton were victorious today but the real winners are each and every player who is gaining friends and fitness as their journey with Walking Football progresses. Contact me if you’d like more details […]

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