Sir Mark Boleat

Candidate for Deputy St. Clement

I was born and went to school in Jersey and after university had a career in trade associations, including being Director General of the Building Societies Association and the Association of British Insurers.  Subsequently, I have held Chair and Director positions in England and Jersey with companies, public bodies, and charities, culminating in being the Political Leader of the City of London from 2012 to 2017.  I am currently Chair of Link, which runs Britain’s cash dispenser network.  In Jersey I have been Chair of Andium Homes, the Jersey Development Company and the Jersey Competition and Regulatory Authority and have contributed to work on population policy, housing policy, consumer policy, financial stability, and Jersey Identity.  I am a keen student of Jersey history and have written Jersey’s Population – a History and Jersey in 1331 and I am working on An Economic History of Jersey. 

I have chosen to stand in St Clement as it is the home parish of the Boleat family and the parish that I know best.  It is the smallest parish, but it is a dynamic one and although the population has grown rapidly it has a great community spirit.  It will be a great honour to represent the Parish in the States Assembly. 

Jersey does not have the States Assembly or Government that the people of Jersey deserve.  The political system is not conducive to good decision-taking which results in substantial delays and higher costs.  Jersey is a wonderful Island but there are serious issues that need to be tackled in respect of housing, education, and health in particular. The Jersey Alliance Party has been established to tackle these problems by providing strong and effective government through a united team of people with experience of business, parishes, charities, and government.  Our policies are clearly set out in our manifesto.  They address the issues that concern the people of Jersey, while maintaining sound taxation and economic policies.   

St Clement is a very special parish, boasting some of the finest scenery in the Island.  Improving the quality of education is one of the key objectives of the Jersey Alliance and I will take a particular interest in this area having chaired governing bodies of schools in England.  The two primary schools in St Clement are both small and have different characteristics.  They must be helped to ensure the highest possible levels of attainment.  Le Rocquier is a thriving secondary school and has scope to expand post-16 provision.  The east of the Island is poorly served by sporting facilities. I fully support the plans for the Le Rocquier Sport and Wellbeing Hub and will seek to accelerate implementation of the swimming pool as a first stage.  There is also a need to expand healthcare provision as part of the Jersey Care Model.  

Names of Proposers and Seconders

  1. Susan Jane Pinel
  2. Lindsay Barry Ash
  3. John Arthur Pinel
  4. Dawn Ann Woodhouse
  5. Tim Pollard
  6. Alan Le Breton
  7. Mike Lanyon
  8. Pat Troy
  9. Jacqueline Richomme
  10. Alan Richomme