Young people’s guide to voting in Jersey

On August 16, 2014, in Voting, by Lyndon-Farnham

In Jersey at 16 you can legally: Give full consent to medical treatment. Leave school and enter work or training. Consent to sexual relationships. Get married. Change your name by deed poll. Become a director of a company. Join the armed forces. Become a member of a trade union. So shouldn’t you use your right […]

Getting my gloves on for Charity

On June 7, 2014, in General, Society, by Lyndon-Farnham

In what appeared to be a good idea at the time, I agreed to participate in The Rock White Collar charity boxing event on Saturday 28th June. I expect many of you would pay handsomely to see a States Member take a few legitimate shots from mainly younger and fitter opponents whilst contributing to an inspirational […]

A 50m Pool for Jersey?

On October 21, 2013, in Society, by Lyndon-Farnham

How could an Olympic 50m pool and Acquatics Centre benefit Jersey? Here are some suggestions but please feel free to add your own; Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo, other Water-Sports Development, Tourism, Health, Education, Investment in the local Construction Industry, Economic Benefit, Jobs…

Justice Policy

On February 16, 2013, in States Reform, by Lyndon-Farnham

Update – 19th February 2012: States approve Justice proposition (P120/2013) unanimously by 49 for and no votes against. My Proposition (P120/2012) asking the Chief Minister to consider ways of introducing political accountability with appropiate ministerial oversight of the Justice System is scheduled for debate on Tuesday 19th February: P120/2013  together with supporting comments from the Council of Ministers: […]

States Members Remuneration

On January 16, 2013, in States Reform, by Lyndon-Farnham

Today the States voted not to suspend the rules that prevent them from debating Members pay.  This was the correct decision as it is not appropriate for States Members to set their own levels of remuneration.  This is done by an independent body.  I have advised the States Greffe and the States payroll department that I […]

Wednesday 2nd January 2013

On January 2, 2013, in My Journal, by Lyndon-Farnham

 - I am sorry I did not post an entry in December – it appears to have been the busiest month of the year for me!  December saw two very busy States sessions culminating with the Plemont debate the outcome of which is now well known.  You can read my speech here I was also pleased […]

My Plémont Speech

On December 12, 2012, in Development, The Environment, by Lyndon-Farnham

Plémont – Speech delivered to the States of Jersey 12/12/2012 at 1640hrs I would like to focus Members attention on the key points of the debate and begin by briefly touching upon the principles of compulsory purchase in such circumstances, and try to address the genuine concerns that some Members have, including myself, with reconciling […]

Plemont – 6th December 2012

On December 6, 2012, in Development, The Environment, by Lyndon-Farnham

Thank you all for taking the time to contact me with your views about Plemont. I feel that I have to say that I am reluctantly leaning towards supporting the purchase of the Plemont Headland. I say reluctantly because of the potential costs involved. In my opinion, the environmental argument for protecting the area is […]

Plemont

On November 22, 2012, in Development, The Environment, by Lyndon-Farnham

The owners of the Plemont Headland have recently announced that would accept £14 million for the site.  How much do you think it is worth to the people and future of Jersey?

Why is Green Street not a good location for the new Police HQ?

On November 18, 2012, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

The States are being asked to consider alternative options for the location of the new Police HQ.  Although Green Street is the preferred location and the building a bespoke design of the Police themselves there appears to be a general mood against? Please let me know your views ..

Plemont – 18th November 2012

On November 18, 2012, in Development, The Environment, by Lyndon-Farnham

The decision to approve the submitted plans for the Plemont Headland came as no surprise to me. I would very much like to see the Headland purchased by the States and retained for future generations but level heads must prevail. I am lead to believe the current value (with planning permission) to be in the […]

Friday 16th November 2012

On November 16, 2012, in General, Society, by Lyndon-Farnham

 - I have attended two of the Electoral Commission’s public hearings (St Brelade and St Helier). The recommendations have received mixed reviews but I have to say that most people want to retain the Island Wide Mandate in one form or another.  On Tuesday 13th November I lodged my Proposition asking the Chief Minister to […]

States approve Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP) - 8th November 2012

On November 8, 2012, in The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

After three days of debate the first ever MTFP has been approved by 36 votes to 7 with 1 abstention.  Having voted in favour, I do hope the advice of the Fiscal Policy Panel will be heeded and increased funding will be leveraged and injected into the economy to help end the ongoing recession and bring some […]

A Gap in the law – 31st October 2012

On October 31, 2012, in Society, States Reform, by Lyndon-Farnham

A gap in the law has led to a convicted killer receiving a sentence that even the court passing sentence deems to be inappropriate. The Royal Court was unable to impose a life sentence because it cannot set a minimum period before early release is considered for manslaughter. It is therefore time to identify and […]

A Sensible Solution? – 25th October 2012

On October 25, 2012, in States Reform, by Lyndon-Farnham

If Senators are put into the mix for the referendum, then I would suggest the following could be workable; Deputies in six districts (24) Constables (12) Senators (6) 42 .. Every member of the electorate would then be able to vote for eleven members (as opposed to 7 under the current proposal) and we would […]

Let the People Decide – 24th October 2012

On October 24, 2012, in States Reform, by Lyndon-Farnham

Let the people decide. This is key my aim and objective in relation to the current proposals to reform the States. The electoral Commission, in their interim report, have recommended that the public should decide in a referendum whether or not the Constables should remain in the States. A worthy question but why are they […]

Monday 22nd October 2012

On October 22, 2012, in My Journal, by Lyndon-Farnham

 - Today the Electoral Commission presented their Interim Report and it is exactly as I suspected. Whilst I agree that they are on the right track I can not subscribe to their recommendation to ask the people if they want to retain the Connetables but NOT ask the same question of the Island Wide Mandate […]

Electoral Reform – 21st October 2012

On October 21, 2012, in States Reform, by Lyndon-Farnham

The Electoral Commission will be presenting their first Interim Report on Monday 22nd October 2012.   I have a feeling that the office of Senator may be under threat!

Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP) 2012 – 21st October 2012

On October 20, 2012, in The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

I will be lodging an amendment to the MTFP tomorrow (Monday 22nd October 2012) which could save the States hundreds of millions of pounds in the medium term – details to follow .. http://www.statesassembly.gov.je/AssemblyPropositions/2012/P.069-2012%20Amd(6).pdf

Friday 5th October 2012

On October 5, 2012, in My Journal, by Lyndon-Farnham

 - The second half of September and early October has seen a proliferation of meetings on subjects including; Historic Child Abuse (Committee of Inquiry), Health – the presentation of the new health strategy, Tourism Strategy and the creation of a Tourism Board, Fire Sprinklers in private homes (a sensible idea), and the Fiscal Policy Panel’s […]

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