Tuesday, 24 April 2012

The Road to Reform - Meeting

Apologies for the lack of updates recently, I have been having a hectic time with exams, which is not over yet, but I intend to write a few blogs (including one on London politics) soon.

In the mean time, on Thursday (26th) at 8.15pm at the Peirson pub is going to be a meeting entitled "The Road to Reform".

It has been organised by Deputy Tadier and all are welcome to go and find out how people can get involved and plan the campaign for a fair electoral system in Jersey.

Electoral reform is an incredibly important issue for Jersey and the Establishment have been winning the fight so far in usurping the Commission. What we need to do is organise ourselves to initiate a full campaign on what the public want from reform so that the Commission is completely unable to offer us anything other that what we are demanding. This meeting will be the place to be if you are someone that cares.


  1. The Electoral Commission is formed already so good luck with this. Strange how Mr Tadier still thinks the Island's voters see things like he does despite last November's crystal clear results.

  2. The Electoral Commission is meant to be something that engages with the public. We are all part of the public. If the Commission gets enough submissions that prove that the public has an appetite for specific changes then it will be politically impossible for the Commission to ignore them.

    What do you mean November's results were clear? Jerseys electoral system is so ambiguous that it is impossible for there to be clear results, that's why we're having this whole electoral debate in the first place...

    Philip Bailhache stood on an election platform to abolish the Electoral Commission, and now he is heading it! No one voted for him to head it.

    Get your facts straight.

  3. "...last November's crystal clear results."

    Yes, very clear, 60% of the electorate did not vote. Perhaps this has something to do with the opaque structure of the States and election; the fact there is no policy choice or ability for the electorate to structure the States in any meaningful way.

    Look at Guernsey with a 71% turnout in its recent general election. Could that be connected to their one category of States member, larger electoral districts and fair representation to population? A clear model to follow?

    Lets be clear the Electoral Commission under its present chairman intends to curtail democracy at all levels. It has no legitimacy and the final report is already written.

    A clear strong public campaign for the basic Clothier principles will be a counterpoint to the sham EC.

    1. Totally agree.

      The main battle we need to win is the argument against the Constables. If we can win at least that, then every other battle commencing will become easier without their regressive block vote against everything democratic.