"I do not favour Party Politics, I favour TEAM Politics - working together for Jersey"
"I am not a very political politician - I prefer to use common sense, reason and emotion" ...
"I like to help people and the office of Senator offers a great capacity to do that"
"My politics are not about left vs right or socialism vs capitalism, my politics are about hope, health, vigour, vitality and opportunity for all"
"States Members should realise that Politics is about serving their Island and not themselves ... "
Shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, The British Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill, went to Washington with his chiefs of staff to meet President Roosevelt and the American military leaders and coordinate plans for the defeat of the common enemy. On Christmas Eve Churchill broadcast to the world from the […]
The value of small businesses to the development of the economy is often overlooked or under estimated. SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY is a UK and British Isles wide initiative which exists to support, inspire and promote small businesses on the 6th December 2014 and beyond. “Behind every small business, there’s a story worth knowing. All the corner shops in our towns […]
I am pleased to have been appointed to the post of Minister for Economic Development by the States of Jersey on Friday 7th November 2014 – thank you to all who have placed their confidence in me. The new Economic Development Department will bring together responsibility for tourism, retail, sport, culture, gambling and the lottery, […]
I am once again honoured to have taken the oath of office for Senator today to serve the island for a further term. The oath, as administered by the Bailiff, is as follows: “You swear and promise before God that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of Senator; that you will be faithful […]
THANK YOU to all who have once again placed their trust in me and to my friends, family and helpers. I could not have done it without you. Despite concerns choosing 8 Senators not only proved easy for voters but made for one of the most close fought exciting Senatorial elections. Click here to see […]
SENATORIAL RESULTS If you are registered to vote, you can vote on election day in the Parish you are registered in. If you are unsure wheter you are registered to vote, please click register to vote. Polls on election day will be open from 8am to 8pm at your local Parish polling station. When you […]
Tourism creates many benefits to our island home; in fact we all benefit from tourism and can all do our part to promote it. *In 2013, there were 681,900 visitors to Jersey. 326,000 stayed overnight, 113,00 were business visitors, 101,000 were day-trippers, 100,000 were visiting friends & family, plus there were almost 42,000 additional visitors, […]
Our education system is not an embarrassment but we must improve. We need radical changes in the way the education system is run. Education is the process by which society retains, and transmits its accumulated and growing knowledge, skills and values from one generation to another. It is essential that our children leave school having […]
I am delighted to have been officially nominated as a candidate for the office of Senator in the forthcoming elections on Wednesday 15th October 2014. My grateful thanks to my proposer Advocate Steve Meiklejohn, my seconders, helpers, supporters and last but not least my family for their continued support. I am looking forward to a […]
If elected I shall be seeking the position of Economic Development Minister not least because I believe that we must now put economic growth to the top of the agenda. From the rejuvenation of Fort Regent to Sports and Events lead Tourism to FinTech to economic diversification and Small Business development. We have all the ingredients we […]
Today (Friday 22nd Aug 2014) after being nominated by my son Alex! I dutifully undertook the MND Ice Bucket Challenge with members of the team from the Jersey Motor Neuron Disease Association and my old pal Harry McRandle from the JEP. Together we were raising awareness and funds for essential research to combat this little understood […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, a facility the whole community would benefit from …
Update – 19th February 2012: States approve Justice proposition (P120/2012) 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: P120/2012 together with supporting comments from the Council of […]
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 […]
– 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]