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Ban on child detention now enshrined in law

The Liberal Democrats have gone further in safeguarding children from being detained for immigration purposes, ensuring that no future government can ever do it again.

Prior to 2010, thousands of children were being detained in prison-like conditions. During Labour’s last 5 years in government, over 7,000 innocent children were held in adult detention centres, sometimes for weeks and months at a time. 

Ending this injustice was a major priority for the Lib Dems coming into the Coalition Government and we quickly acted to deliver this. While child detention ended over two years ago, the policy could have been reversed with a sweep of a pen by Labour or Tories. That's why we made sure it became a new law in the Immigration Act.


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Local Lib Dems launch cutting edge new website


Jackie Porter and the local Liberal Democrats have today launched a cutting edge new website ( putting them on the front foot in the digital campaign to win back Winchester and Chandler's Ford. 

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Carers’ Bonus for those who care long term


The Liberal Democrats have made a manifesto pledge to give carers £250 by the end of the next parliament. Research conducted by Carers UK revealed that almost half of all carers are struggling financially due to their caring roles. 

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Jackie Porter calls for fairer fares for part timers


Prospective Lib Dem MP Jackie Porter has called for the introduction of part-time season tickets to cut the cost of transport for local workers.

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Lib Dem election success


Local Liberal Democrats are celebrating after winning more votes and more council seats than any other party in Winchester and Chandler’s Ford.

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Sunday bus thanks to National Park


Sunday number 67 bus service will be a big boost to local residents and visitors alike, writes Jackie.

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