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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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Your ‘bin day’ may be changing: please check here

by Jackie Porter on 30 September, 2019

Glass collections are coming – but your collection day may be changing too After a 10 year Lib Dem campaign, doorstep glass collections are coming to the Winchester District next week.  And your collection day may be changing too. Until recently, our collections have been shared with East Hampshire. So the bin lorries spent half the week in […]

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Today, the Liberal Democrat bill to raise the age of criminal responsibility has passed in the House of Lords. The Bill, introduced by the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords Navnit Dholakia, will amend the age of criminal responsibility in the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 from ten to twelve. The UN […]

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Tories must own up to BBC licence fee decision

by Jackie Porter on 10 June, 2019

Responding to the announcement that the BBC will scrap blanket free licences for over-75s, Liberal Democrat DCMS Spokesperson Jane Bonham-Carter said: “Concessions for over-75s are a social cost which should not be paid for by the licence fee, but from central Government funding. Government, not the BBC, should be responsible and accountable for their social […]

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http://www.bettertransport.org.uk Campaign for better transport review The Campaign for Better Transport undertook a major study to inform the Government’s review of rail travel. The report of the results are in this link above. Interesting that the results show that nearly half the public feel that rail should offer a direct alternative to car travel, but […]

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Food bank usage rockets up under Tory cuts

by Jackie Porter on 26 April, 2019

 ‘Winchester Basics Bank is a lifeline’ says JackieData published today by the Trussell Trust reveals that a record number of people are being forced to turn to foodbanks. Foodbank usage in Winchester reaches a record high as the Government cuts support for the poorest households, even for those who are working. A record number of people in the […]

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Following cross-party talks, opposition parties have called for a People’s Vote to be a priority and to keep the option to revoke Article 50 on the table to avoid a no-deal Brexit. In a joint statement, our Lib Dem Leader, Vince Cable, along with Liz Saville Roberts, Ian Blackford, Chuka Umunna and Caroline Lucas said: “The UK is […]

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Following the works carried out since March 4th, the County Council has placed information about the implementation should it be needed on the Hants.gov.uk website. Essentially it explains that contraflow cones will be placed on the roads overnight, and the whole road will be closed with just a crossing at Orrs Meadow and I hope, […]

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