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 not proposing to ask the public the same question in relation to the Senators?

Whilst I do believe that the office of Senator should be retained my campaign has always been based upon the principles of public consultation and ultimately public choice.   Should the public decide by referendum to retain either of, or both of the offices of Constable and Senator then that is what the electoral Commission should be recommending, but please, give democracy a chance and pose the correct questions – and let the people decide.

Read JEP article at thisisjersey.com


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