The majority of islanders wish to retain the Island wide mandate as represented in the office of Senator.  Of the three classes of States member, it is the most democratic and therefore the most accountable.


Importantly, the holders of Senatorial office are well placed to take unprejudiced and impartial views of issues affecting the whole Island, without being conflicted by constituency or Parish pressures.


To remove the role of Senator on the whim of the States Assembly with the misplaced hope that the result will re-engage the public with politics, improve the popularity of politicians and increase voter turnout is, in my opinion, a grave mistake.


Picture: Lyndon Farnham campaigning to save senators, on this day in 2011. King Street, St Helier, Jersey.

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