Sam Mézec to stand for Senator
Reform Jersey’s party chairman, Deputy Sam Mézec, has announced that he will seek election as a Senator in the forthcoming General Election.
Deputy Sam Mézec said - “With the backing of Reform Jersey members, I have chosen to stand for election as Senator in this election because I want to seek a mandate from across the whole Island for our manifesto.
Over the last 10 years, the States has lost sight of what should be its number one aim – improving life for ordinary Islanders. I believe that we must spend the next few years deliberately reversing the trends which have seen a drastic increase in poverty and a frozen standard of living. This will be the main focus of my campaign.
I am determined that the next government must be more politically inclusive and improve the way it deals with the issues facing Jersey, rather than replicate the unedifying debates we have seen on the new hospital and population control.
During the last term, I believe I have provided a strong opposition voice and have robustly held the government to account over its mistakes. But in this next term, I want to be at the forefront of delivering positive change.
I have spent my time as a Deputy fighting for increased wages for the low paid, for improved support for the vulnerable and against wasteful States spending. If elected as a Senator, I believe I will be better placed to take a proactive approach to improving the way the States works on behalf of Islanders.
I will be standing alongside other Reform Jersey candidates, with a shared manifesto which has at its core our main ambition of pursuing policies which will raise the standard of living for all Islanders.”
Notes to the editor
- Deputy Mézec is 27 years old and has been the youngest member of the States since March 2014.
- He currently serves as:
- Chairman of the Care of Children in Jersey Review Panel- In his spare time, he plays electric guitar in the rock band FlashMob
- Vice-chairman of the Education and Home Affairs Scrutiny Panel