Helen Evans

Candidate for Deputy St. Mary, St. Ouen and St. Peter

Dear Parishioners of St Mary, St Ouen and St Peter, 

I am standing for election because I believe that my professional experience as an accountant and a lecturer has given me a strong skillset that equips me to be an effective Deputy representing you, the people of this part of the island, where I grew up and where I now live. 

My professional background 

Training as an accountant at the National Audit Office gave me an in-depth knowledge of the management of public money in the UK. In 2011 I joined Moore Stephens in London and worked for five years, in various roles from Audit Senior to Senior Manager, on international public sector audit and consultancy engagements, including the audit of procurement processes, mainly on behalf of the European Union and United Nations. 

I returned to Jersey in 2018 to take up a post as Finance Operations Manager for Ports of Jersey based at Jersey Airport and left that post in October 2021 to spend more time on my Open University work teaching mathematics and statistics following the introduction of a new data science degree.  

A Reform Jersey candidate 

I am delighted to have been selected as Reform Jersey’s candidate. I believe that we need to work for a fairer and more equal society in our island. As we emerge from the disruption of Covid, we have an opportunity to build a better society for the future – a more cohesive society in which people can flourish.  We must recognise the value of work that contributes to the common good and ensure people are fairly remunerated. We need public services fit for the twenty-first century and to regain people’s trust in public services where that has been lost. 

I have been very impressed by the effective teamwork of the five Reform Jersey Members in the previous States Assembly and I am convinced that it is as a Reform Jersey Member, not as an Independent, that I could most effectively represent you in the States of Jersey. If elected, I would work to honour the commitments set out in our manifesto at www.reformjersey.je to create a more equal society, prepare Jersey for the challenges of the future and restore Government democracy and accountability. 

Our district – St Mary, St Ouen and St Peter 

I believe that the new electoral system is fairer and more democratic than the previous system because it comes closer to giving all islanders an equal vote, but I know many feel a sense of loss that there will no longer be a deputy for each parish. I can assure you that I will be equally committed to representing the parishioners of all three parishes if elected.  

I look forward to talking to as many of you as possible over the coming weeks. Please do contact me if you would like to speak to me. I would be delighted to hear from you. 

 Please consider giving me one of your votes on 22 June. Thank you.  

Names of Proposers and Seconders

  1. Shirley Margaret Osborn
  2. Reverend Philip John Osborn
  3. Lisa Noel Wallser
  4. Jonathan Vieira Alves
  5. James Andrew Charles Videgrain
  6. Sarah Matlock
  7. Lisa Jean Cabot
  8. Harry Mark Gee
  9. Julianne Ferguson
  10. Eve Marie Mann