St Mary – Hear the Hustings

November 26, 2008

imagesLast month parishioners in St Mary decided their deputy – Juliette Gallichan – should become their Constable.

That means next week’s elections will definitely give them a new representative in the States.

There are three contenders –  and they all have names beginging with D.

There’s 62 year old Retired solicitor David Thomas, David Richardson who’s 52 and an accountant.

And trying again for a seat in government is former Senatorial candidiate 59 year old Daniel Wimberley.

Last night St. mary held its hustings.

LISTEN TO THE CANDIDATES’ SPEECHES HERE

LISTEN TO THE QUESTIONS HERE

You can also pick up a CD from the Parish Hall

To see who is standing in your district… CLICK HERE

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The Contest in St Clement

November 26, 2008

st20clement20parish20crestIn St Clement there are two seats available and five people going for them.

After failing to become parish constable Gerard Baudains is trying to keep his place in the States.

He’s been a deputy for St Clement for ten years.

Accountant Ian Gorst is seeking re-election too.  He’s held the position for three years.

Anne Dupre is one of three potential newcomers.  She’s 61 and a part-time doctor’s receptionist.

The others are Philip Maguire – a 49 year old business consultant and 43 year old care worker Jeremy Strickland.

Find out who is standing in your district …. CLICK HERE


Who’s who in St Saviour 2?

November 26, 2008

st20saviour20parish20crest Voters in St Saviour number two district have a chance to question the candidates trying to become their deputies on Thursday night.

Five candidates are going for two available seats.

Sitting deputy Kevin Lewis is hoping to keep his place in the States.

He’s up against Cliff le Clercq – who stood for senator last month – and three newcomers.

They’re Glenn George – who’s worked as a college lecturer and catering manager.

Christine Papworth – who’s standing as a JDA candidate.

And Tracey Vallois who at 25 is one of the youngest deputy hopefuls.

The hustings is at the parish hall at 7.30.

You can find out who’s standing in your parish HERE


St Helier No.3/4

November 24, 2008

images3There are four seats available in St. Helier number three and four – with eleven candidates vying for them.

The four sitting deputies want to hold on to their jobs.

They’re Guy de Faye, Ben Fox, Jackie Hilton and Jacqui Huet.

But they’re being challenged by seven candidates who want a place in Jersey’s States.

Mike Higgins is trying again to be a politician. He came eighth out of 21 in the senatorial elections.

He’s joined by Steve Beddoe, David Beuzeval, Gil Blackwood, Andrew Green, Suzette Hase and Colin Russell. 

There are two polling stations – First Tower School and Rouge Bouillon School. Which one you need to go to depends on where in the district you live.  The votes will be counted at Rouge Bouillon School.


St Brelade No.2

November 24, 2008

st20brelade20parish20crest In 48 hours time islanders will be going to the polls in the 2008 Deputies Elections.

And in St Brelade No.2 district there are eight hopefuls for voters to choose from.

There are two seats available – and plenty of new faces going for them.

They are former hotelier Martha Beinstein and cab firm owner Richard de la Haye.

Vingtenier Jeff Hathaway and marine technician John Le Galle.

Businessmen Mervyn le Masurier and Graham Truscott.

And completing the line-up, sitting deputy Sean Power and Montfort Tadier who stood for senator in last month’s elections.

The polling station’s at Communicare at Les Quennevais.


JDA targets town voters

November 24, 2008

images2After Wednesday – St. Helier No.2 district COULD become represented entirely by members of the island’s first political party.

The JDA’s Geoff Southern and Shona Pitman are hoping to hold on to their seats.

And fellow party Debbie de Sousa wants to take the third.

But there are four other candidiates –  Rod Bryans, Sue Stoker, Giffard Aubin and Adrian Walsh – are challenging them.


The Battle for St. John

November 24, 2008

st-john1There’s an interesting contest for job of Deputy for St John.

The man in the role at the moment is Home Affairs Minister Andrew Lewis.  But he’s stepping down.

Phil Rondel is looking to make his political comeback. 

He was the parish’s deputy for 11 years before retiring in 2005 because of ill-health in the family.

He says he’s got a record of putting parishioners first and campaigning on their behalf.

Patrick Ryan has been a deputy for six years, representing St Helier number 1 district.

He’s decided to stand for election in St John this time.

He wants to keep the community going by not allowing over-development and re-investing in the recreation centre.

To find out who’s standing in your parish click HERE.