Economic Development Minister calls for end to collective responsibility

On December 2, 2017, in General, States Reform, The Economy, Voting, by Lyndon-Farnham

COLLECTIVE responsibility, the doctrine enshrined in the ministerial code which requires ministers to toe the official government line – is curtailing proper democratic debate and should be scrapped.   Senator Lyndon Farnham spoke out after abstaining from a crucial States vote this week on a proposal in the 2018 Budget to charge big retailers 20 per […]

The States of Jersey – A Virtual Tour

On October 29, 2017, in Society, States Reform, Voting, by Lyndon-Farnham

The States Assembly, or the States of Jersey as it is also known, is the parliament of Jersey. The States Assembly is responsible for: making new laws and regulations approving the amount of public money to be spent by the States every year approving the amount of tax to be raised holding Ministers to account […]

My first year as Economic Development Minister (in 200 words)..

On December 7, 2015, in General, Society, The Economy, Voting, by Lyndon-Farnham

In the 12 months since taking office, in addition to business as usual across the whole portfolio, the Economic Development Department has delivered a number of projects. In March, Visit Jersey opened for business and assumed responsibility for marketing the Island and has since delivered the first Tourism Strategy for over ten years. In July […]

The Senatorial oath of office

On November 3, 2014, in General, Voting, by Lyndon-Farnham

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 for voting and thank you for voting for me.

On October 18, 2014, in States Reform, Voting, by Lyndon-Farnham

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 […]

Voting on election day – Wednesday 15th October 2014

On October 13, 2014, in Voting, by Lyndon-Farnham

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 […]

Election day is Wednesday 15th October 2014

On September 17, 2014, in Voting, by Lyndon-Farnham

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 […]

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 […]

Should States Members be part of the new Electoral Commission?

On March 3, 2012, in Voting, by Lyndon-Farnham

The Priviliges and Procedures Committee have lodged the following proposition; P5/2012, for debate on Tuesday 6th March 2012; THE STATES are asked to decide whether they are of opinion – to refer to their Act dated 15th March 2011 in which they agreed that an independent Electoral Commission should be established in Jersey to investigate […]

A Youth hustings for the Young?

On September 1, 2011, in Voting, by Lyndon-Farnham

As I have been preparing my election campaign I have taken the opportunity to speak with many people, from all walks of society, about a number of different issues likely to be of significance especially between now and election day on 19th October.  One group in particular I have discovered to be more distanced from […]