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Candidate for Deputy St. John, St. Lawrence and Trinity
Dear Parishioners of St John, St Lawrence and Trinity,
My name is Andy Howell. I would really appreciate your vote on 22nd June 2022.
I have lived in Jersey for the last 40 years. We have brought up our family here. I really care about the Island and greatly value Jersey’s traditions: the Parish system, our Heritage, Culture, Arts and Sport.
Meals on Wheels, Trinity Community support group, President of Helvetia Division of St John’s Ambulance, Jersey. Previous Almoner of Trinity Church and past Parent Governor of Jersey College for Girls.
Thank you for taking the time to read my Manifesto:
Government and the Economy
I will listen to Islanders and work collaboratively, acting with integrity to be part of a States Assembly that is open, transparent and accountable; one which makes sensible and financially sound decisions, ensuring that we live within our means and achieve positive outcomes. We need to help local businesses to prosper and to reduce red tape.
We should be doing all we can to protect against Climate Change, encouraging power from renewable sources (including solar, wind and tide), promoting sustainable transport and reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. We need to support the local farming community, especially organic farming, for reasons of food sustainability. Our aim should be, ‘to leave Jersey better than we found it’.
Education and Employment
I wish to encourage young Islanders to make Jersey their home. I will strengthen the links between schools and future employers to support young Island talent and reduce the present overreliance on inward migration and external consultants. Every opportunity for lifelong learning and training opportunities should be afforded to Islanders to keep abreast of latest practices and innovation.
I am committed to making housing more affordable with subsidised homes for first time buyers and key workers, as well as provision for senior citizens. I believe we should encourage shared equity schemes. We should use brown field and Government owned sites for housing, in the first instance, to protect our green fields which make Jersey special.
As a retired dentist and wife of a GP I am passionate about making a positive change within our healthcare system so that our frontline staff are cherished and empowered. Our future Hospital needs to be properly future-proofed and provide all the services and facilities that we need. Current plans need to be revisited. Excellent patient care, coupled with kindness and compassion, should be the number one priority.
I will need your help, but I promise that I will represent the needs of all three Parishes in the States.
I BELIEVE EVERYONE MATTERS. I WILL BE APPROACHABLE AND HELP IN PARISH AFFAIRS, PUTTING ISLANDERS AT THE HEART OF DECISION MAKING.