The Results – what do you think?

October 16, 2008

Ian le Marquand has topped the poll in the Senatorial elections in all 12 parishes.

Here’s how they finished:

CANDIDATES TOTAL
LE MARQUAND, IAN 14238
BRECKON, ALAN 10273
MACLEAN, ALAN 9094
ROUTIER, PAUL 8775
OZOUF, PHILIP 8712
FERGUSON, SARAH 8546
SOUTHERN, GEOFF 7194
HIGGINS, MIKE 7029
VIBERT, MIKE 6098
TADIER, MONTFORD 5011
PITMAN, TREVOR 4931
TROY, PETER 3927
LE CLERCQ, CLIFF 3597
WIMBERLEY, DANIEL 3461
MACON, JEREMY 3135
LE CORNU, NICK 2976
PERKINS, CHRIS 2768
FORSKITT, MARK 1932
PALMER, NICK 1538
WALSH, ADRIAN 1210
PASHLEY, MICK 682

 Jersey has four new Constables:

ST CLEMENT TOTAL
Edgar Wallis 254
Gerard Baudains 740
Len Norman 1593
VOTES CAST : 2587
ST LAWRENCE TOTAL
Deidre Mebourian 1300
Tim Tindall 382
VOTES CAST : 1682
ST MARY TOTAL
Juliette Gallichan 404
Terry Renouf 252
VOTES CAST : 656
ST PETER TOTAL
Collin Egre 725
John Refault 975
VOTES CAST : 1700

And islanders have said an overwhelming ‘NO’ to moving to Central European Time.

Tell us what you think of the results by leaving a comment below.


Candidates’ Websites

October 13, 2008

Most of the candidates now have their own websites or blogs so you can read more about their manifestos.

Here are links to the ones we’re aware of:

Cliff Le Clerq

Nick Le Cornu

Sarah Ferguson

Mark Forskitt

Alan Maclean

Jeremy Macon

Ian Le Marquand

Philip Ozouf

Nick Palmer

Chris Perkins

Trevor Pitman

Paul Routier

Geoff Southern

Peter Troy

Montford Tadier

Mike Vibert

Daniel Wimberley

Please let us know if you’re aware of any we haven’t mentioned.


I’m Honest. Honestly, I am.

October 10, 2008

If we asked you to describe yourself in 3 words .. what would you say?

It’s one of the questions we put to the 21 senatorial hopefuls.

We got lots of combinations of words.  But the one that came up most often was ‘Honest’.

The next favourites were ‘Hardworking’ and ‘Determined’.

‘Caring’ and ‘Open’ got three outings each.

We asked candidates to choose ‘Waterfront’ or ‘Weighbridge’ – more than half went for Weighbridge.

15 chose ‘Country’ over ‘Town’.

And when asked ‘Who should be Jersey’s next Chief Minister?’ Only 5 of the 21 candidates answered with a name.  Le Sueur(1) Le Herrissier(1) Shenton(1) Crowcroft(2)

Find out who said what by CLICKING HERE


Take Control…again…

October 7, 2008

 

So all this week Channel 103’s been helping you get to know a bit more about the 21 people trying to get elected as Senators.

Their profiles are being broadcast every weekday between 2-3pm, repeated between 6-7pm.

But you can now listen to them as many times as you like.

CLICK HERE….. AND TAKE CONTROL!

 


Can Vote, Won’t Vote

October 6, 2008

Potentially 55,142 people COULD vote in next week’s elections.

But how many actually will?

This week’s Sunday Roast programme on Channel 103 was asking ‘will you vote?’

And by far the biggest response we got was from people saying they could vote, but they won’t.

See some of the messages to the studio by clicking on ‘Comments’ below… and join in the debate.


Women and Money

October 2, 2008

The global financial crisis dominated discussions at the hustings in St Peter.

The candidiates were asked their views on Jersey bringing in its own scheme to protect people’s savings if a bank were to go bust.

But perhaps the quirkiest question of the night was whether the hopefuls think women can govern better than men.

In their answers most of the men made reference to their wives doing a great job of running the household, or keeping them in line.

Channel103 wonders if we’ll soon be seeing them bringing their better-halves along to introduce them (a la Brown) or locking lips after their speeches (we’ve got David Cameron to thank for that image).


Barely Outnumbered

October 1, 2008

Teenagers barely outnumbered the 21 candidates at the special hustings for young people.

The turnout for the 16+ event at Hautlieu School was disappointing.

But those who did show up quizzed the Senatorial hopefuls about Uni fees, taxes, house prices and how much States Members get paid.

The ones Channel 103 spoke to afterwards said it had been very useful in helping them decide who they’ll vote for.

But why wasn’t the school hall full?  Is it apathy?  Is it a sign that not many young people will use their vote?

Should it have been held in school-time? Or should the candidates be thinking of other ways to connect with young voters?

You tell us….