Bernie Manning

Candidate for Deputy St. Helier South

Thank you for taking the time to read my manifesto. 

My name is Bernie Manning, I was born in St. Helier where I have lived for most of my life. Some of you may know me as the Chairman of the Millennium Town Park Group or from The Variety Sailing Trust of which I was Chairman for 9 years. 

I am committed to working towards a vibrant, safe, and pleasant town for the residents of St Helier and visitors alike, as well as a fair, prosperous, caring and sustainable future. 

An active member of the local community and no newcomer to politics, I feel there are many issues that need to be addressed, such as sustainable population, state schools to meet the needs of the community, family centres to support the family’s of St Helier, affordable housing and the lack of parking available in St. Helier needs to be addressed.  

We need greater access to affordable accommodation; this may involve developing further home ownership schemes to help get people onto the housing ladder. The problem is not only for those at the bottom of the property ladder, but also for the older population who would prefer various options of housing than what is currently available to them. This in turn may free up much-needed housing for families. 

Jersey has excellent education facilities, but there needs to be more investment in the state education system as a whole. Also higher education/retraining for a wide range of jobs in the local community which will reduce the need for workers to be sourced off island. 

Introducing work permits would help maintain a sustainable population and address past and present failures to meet policy guidelines the result being insufficient controls and measures. However, population control should not be exercised in a way that jeopardises the health of our economy on which the island’s social policies depend. 

My politics are not about left versus right. I believe politicians need to work together for the benefit of St. Helier and the Island no matter what their political persuasion. If i am elected, the parishioners of St. Helier will have someone who is committed to representing our community with the experience and knowledge to deal with the complex issues that States members need to address. 

Past and Present Community Roles: 

Current roles: 

  • Trustee – Variety Sailing Trust
  • Member – St. Helier Roads  Committee   
  • Member – St. Helier Accounts Committee
  • Chairman – Millennium Town Park Group
  • Union Representative -   Communication Workers Union
  • Founder – Jersey Soul Club
  •  Variety the Children’s Charity Committee member 

Past roles: 

  • Honorary Police Officer          
  • Vice President – Jersey Federation of Small Businesses
  • Chairman – St. Helier Retail Group        
  • Chairman – Retail Training Network
  • Chairman – Variety Sailing Trust          
  • Vice Chairman – St. Helier and Funchal Geminicao 

This is just an outline of my policies which I cover in more detail in my manifesto and on my website. You can follow or contact me on: Facebook: @Bernie Manning   Twitter: @manningbernie   

Names of Proposers and Seconders

  1. Collette Ann Shanahan
  2. Julian Nicholas Barber
  3. Rozelle le Moignan
  4. Patricia Robinson-Leigh
  5. Linda Kirk
  6. Roy Langlois
  7. John Nicholas Baker
  8. Eric Blakeley
  9. Stuart Young
  10. Christopher Fritot