01 November 2012

Electoral Reform Jersey: Which Parish?

Dear Reader,

You will hopefully be aware that the Jersey Electoral Commission has recently published its findings. I will give a detailed analysis of these in the next few days, but in the meantime, I am publishing a list (below) of the forthcoming public meetings, which start next week in each of the Parishes.

For Parishioners of St Brelade, the first meeting will be held this coming Tuesday at the Parish Hall. I had emailed the Commission asking them to hold it at Communicare, as this is more accessible for parking, would hold more people, and is in walking distance for most residents. However, they could not accommodate this wish.

For constituents of mine who live in St Brelade, and who may not have transport, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will arrange a lift. I have organised a minibus leaving from Communicare at 6:15, 6:30 and 6:45pm for residents of the area who may wish to attend.

For those of you who wish to be involved in  the campaign for positive, democratic reform, you may wish to join Reform Jersey. It's three simple principles for democratic reform have already been taken on board by the Commission, which goes to show what a good, positive campaign and lobbying can do.

For your information, the three basic principles are that:

  • Each States Member should represent the same number of people.
  • Each voter should have the same number of votes.
  • The system must be simple and user friendly.

  • Now, without further ado, here is the schedule for the meetings -

    Tuesday 6th NovemberSt Brelade’s Parish Hall7 pm
    St John’s Parish Hall7 pm
    Wednesday 7th November St Helier Town Hall7 pm
    Trinity Parish Hall7 pm
    Thursday 8th November St Martin’s Public Hall7 pm
    St Clement’s Parish Hall7 pm
    Tuesday 13th November St Ouen’s Parish Hall7 pm
    St Peter’s Parish Hall7 pm
    Wednesday 14th NovemberGrouville Parish Hall7 pm
    St Mary’s Parish Hall7 pm
    Thursday 15th November St Saviour’s Parish Hall7 pm
    St Lawrence Parish Hall7 pm