Names of Proposers and Seconders
- Jean Elsie Maud Dale
- Maurice Elie Buard
- Denise Rose Jacklin
- Mark Richard dit Leschery
- Sarah Louise Keating
- Sandra R. J. A. Freitas
- Pam Trevor
- Melanie Lowry
- Tanya Howard
- Lisa Martin
Since 2014 I have been proud to represent the people of St Saviour 2 with compassion, tenacity and integrity.
My aim is for everyone in Jersey to have a secure and enjoyable quality of life, from the youngest to the oldest.
My vision for the next 4 years:
Children, families and education
Education funding needs to be fit for purpose, including higher education. Focus investment in Early Years for the greatest long-term impact.
Cost of childcare – There should be a choice of high quality, affordable and funded childcare, from an earlier age.
Support teacher/school staff wellbeing – A workload audit should be undertaken; teachers want to focus on children, not paperwork/processes.
Improve the PSHE curriculum to ensure our children are equipped with an inclusive outlook and skills for life.
Equality, diversity and inclusion
Fair treatment and equality of opportunity for all. I pledge to advocate for a broad range of characteristics beyond just gender.
Equality in the home – improve access to parental leave for both parents, with appropriate support given to businesses.
Equality in the workplace – all jobs should be advertised as ‘flexible by default’ unless there is a compelling business reason not to. I would continue my work tackling the gender pay gap.
Equal rights for same-sex parents.
Any violence against women and girls is completely unacceptable. Harassment, assault and domestic abuse must be tackled through education, prevention, legislation and effective policing and prosecutions. Sustainable funding for the Women’s Refuge.
Wellbeing, mental health and community
States Members must work together to help islanders cope with and recover from the pandemic; physical and mental health, finances and time/space to connect with friends and family.
The focus on mental health must continue; reduced waiting times and increased resources in adult services and CAMHS.
Health care for all islanders must be accessible, affordable and of an excellent standard. A strategy for women’s health should cover menopause care/education, maternity care (perinatal mental health and breastfeeding support), access to period products, IVF and infertility care/funding, etc.
Jersey should explore a 4-day working week in the public and private sector where appropriate, given the compelling evidence that it both increases productivity and wellbeing of employees.
More in-person events to build our community in St Saviour.
Life in Jersey
Hospital – we must commence building work urgently.
Population levels need careful management – welcoming those with skills we need, whilst providing enough homes/amenity space for existing residents.
Cost of living – Government must urgently look for strategies to make everyday expenses more affordable for islanders.
St Saviour bears the burden of many car journeys; residents must be able to access their properties and walk safely through the Parish.
Protection of green space in the Parish must be balanced with the need for housing. Shared ownership schemes should be explored.
Environment – I am supportive of measures to tackle the climate crisis; this is an investment in our children’s future.
Thank you for reading. Please vote for me on the 22nd June.
My full manifesto can be viewed here: www.facebook.com/LouiseDoubletJersey