Mary Ayling-Phillip- Reform Jersey Candidate. Standing for Deputy in St. Helier District 3 and 4. “Working together for St. Helier
Approachable- Having grown up and lived for over 40 yrs in this District I am aware of issues that arise in this part of St. Helier, and I have taken these up on behalf of Constituents. Representing town residents will be a top priority for me.
Active- I was centrally involved in the campaign to Save People’s Park and worked hard to bring people together as a team for a single objective. Currently I am Chair of West of Town Community Association (WOTCA) and a member of the St. Helier in Bloom group. With others I have been involved in defending, extending and improving St. Helier’s green spaces, by taking part in bulb planting, beach cleaning, and promoting environmentally friendly initiatives.
About Me- I have worked as a youth worker, childcare officer, lecturer, manager, as a host family and in retail. I have a BA, Certificate in Education, Diploma in Youth and Community work and MA in Sociology. I am currently a coordinator at University College Jersey, Highlands College and have responsibility for pastoral care. I have worked all my life to challenge discrimination and promote equal opportunities.
Accountable – Constituents can clearly see the pledges that I will stick to as part of the Reform Jersey team. I hope voters will see that working as a party is much more effective than acting as an individual.
- To implement the findings of the Inquiry to ensure all young people can thrive, and that the new proposed Department for Children, Young people, Education and Skills will really work to achieve the best outcomes for all Islanders.
- To make a concerted drive to improve standard of living for all Islanders by tackling poverty and social inequality with Reform Jersey’s effective policies, including raising the minimum wage to £10 an hour by 2022 and bring rent levels down.
- To press for the introduction of online voting. Reform the voting system by the introduction of equal sized constituencies and one type of States Member.
- To challenge discrimination at all levels and create opportunities for everyone to reach their potential; I support the move to independent taxation, ending the need for a husband to sign off their wives’ tax information.
- To defend, extend and improve St. Helier’s green spaces, which are vitally important with more developments planned for St. Helier.
- Work with other Environmental organisations, St Helier Parish and the new Department for Growth, Housing and Island Development to improve West Park beach and reduce the sea lettuce.
- I will fight to improve States funding for Education to better enable students to access the Arts.
I am 100% committed to working hard, using all my skills and working with others to create a society that works for all, if elected, my sole employment will be working as a States Member.
Please vote for Mary Ayling-Phillip on May 16.