COURAGE, COMPASSION, COMMON SENSE
Silo mentality and short-term thinking have led to the Island’s limited resources, and some of its public finances, being spectacularly mismanaged. Hard-working States employees have been neglected and now fear for their jobs. Inadequately-controlled immigration has been costly to our environment and public purse.
As a former partner and director of a major local legal and administrative services provider, who was publicly described as ‘top notch in finance’, I appreciate public money and the Island’s assets need to be managed responsibly.
I have lived for over 25 years in St Ouen, St Clement and St Brelade. My work as a professional trainer in leadership has extended to people in many walks of life, plus a number of local charities voluntarily.
As Chairman of the St Brelade’s Bay Association’s campaign against overdevelopment, I have learnt all areas of government need clearer vision and joined-up thinking.
I support helping those who need it and breaking the poverty cycle, without duplicating resources unnecessarily or jeopardising our economy.
I am standing for Senator because I wish to do what’s best for the whole Island with an Island-wide mandate. My professional legal background has equipped me to understand and scrutinise legislation.
I believe my ability to understand complex issues, and the value of teamwork, can help the Island’s government to produce meaningful polices and co-ordinated strategies and put our Island back on track.
IF ELECTED, I WILL WORK TOWARDS:
• Supporting our economy by
■ encouraging diversification in the finance sector
■ facilitating access to private funding for innovators
■ the provision by the Island’s government of strictly-enforced tourist development planning areas and investment in tourist infrastructure.
• Improved leadership of the States Assembly, supported by reforms to the Ministerial system and the States Assembly to ensure more professionalism and transparency.
• A reduction in the number of States Assembly representatives with:
■ those elected by Parishes representing those Parishes
■ fewer Ministers, appointed from Senators elected on an Island-wide mandate.
• Reducing the use of expensive UK consultants on public projects where local knowledge and skills can provide a more cost-effective solution.
• Improving co-ordination between the public, private and voluntary sectors to:
■ help those in need
■ reduce isolation amongst the elderly and improve all Islanders’ well-being
■ improve educational standards through early years education and parental support.
• The cutting of red tape and a review of the Island’s tax and social security system to:
■ provide a fairer and simpler way of collecting government revenues
■ support State Departments reforms without over-loading the civil service or the public purse.
• Improving proposed immigration reforms through:
■ working on a clearer vision of the Island’s future health, care and public-sector needs
■ encouragement of resource-efficient businesses and business practices including training, mentoring and using part-time staff
■ ensuring the Island’s immigration, education, health, planning and infrastructure strategies are responsive to each other.
Please visit my website votemoz.je for my full manifesto and further information.
PLEASE VOTE FOR THE CHANGE WE NEED