My commitment is to work full time to complete the task I started as Deputy in 2011. I will strive to complete the “unfinished business” in my manifesto. (www.johnhyoung.com) while fully supporting my local constituency.
We need to control our population growth to reduce the unsustainable pressure on our public services.
We must make the environment a priority to reduce pollution, improve waste recycling, develop renewable energy and promote alternative transport.
We need more affordable homes for our young people by acquiring and developing brown field sites.
We need to ensure our health and education services meet the future needs of our community.
We need greater equity and fairness in our tax system. Our zero ten tax system is inflexible and unsustainable. Difficult decisions have to be made.
We need stronger planning policies to make sure Jersey remains unspoilt for our children and grandchildren.
We must deliver the improvement to our urban areas, with an Urban Masterplan to halt town cramming, regenerate town and reclaim the residential streets from traffic.
We need to transform government. Public sector transformation must work while protecting front-line services.
We need reform of our ministerial system to ensure policies have wide political support and Ministers re-engage the public.
We must diversify our economy exploit the digital and creative sectors and revitalise our traditional industries.
We need to modernise and extend our pension schemes to ensure everybody can accrue a decent pension on retirement.
We need stronger Inter-island cooperation to maximise our economic opportunities post Brexit and share services.
I was born in London and lived in Jersey for 39 years. I am a Fellow of CIPFA, have a Diploma in International Compliance, an Open University Degree and a Certificate in Management from Oxford University.
I am currently a self-employed consultant. I served as Planning Officer for States of Alderney from 2015 to 2017 commuting regularly from Jersey, as Deputy for St Brelade from 2011-14, practice director of a local law firm 2007-11, accountant in the finance industry 2005-06, Chief Officer of the Planning and Environment Department for 13 years, in the States Treasury and a Health Service manager. I have served the Guernsey Planning Tribunal.
I am married to Jean, have two adult children, two adult step-daughters and four grandchildren. I was past Chairman of the Jersey Arts Centre, previously Treasurer, trustee of the Shelter Trust and many other voluntary bodies. I have written for Rural Jersey Country Life Magazine and co-produced published videos.
My Achievements as States Deputy
As Deputy of St Brelade from 2011-14 I lodged 119 Questions and 21 propositions. I achieved a new Planning appeals system, Island plan amendments to protect St Brelade’s Bay and neighbours everywhere from damaging development, widened tax allowance for charities, protected survivor’s pensions, tax relief for first time buyers and over 55 housing in parishes, funding for coastal paths & the environment.
I represented people right across the island at the States Complaints Board, Housing and Planning appeals and achieved successful outcomes.