20 September: Let’s Talk

It has been a busy week for me and a very positive start to my work with you all. I have spent many hours talking to Islanders in person, on the phone and by email, listening to issues, concerns and things that are important to us all. 

Last Saturday the Guernsey Partnership of Independents members held an open door session in the Market Building. It was a beautiful, warm September morning and we were fortunate to have such a fantastic venue and a good turn out. There were a lot of interested passers-by and we were asked some in-depth and challenging questions. I hope I answered them all!

The hustings at Les Beaucamp’s School was also well attended and I was pleased to meet many people who really care about the future of our Island and our political decisions. I was glad to participate in a meet & greet with the Guernsey Churches and I was still able to fit in the usual Age Concern Guernsey meetings every day this week at our various centres around the Island. 

This week, I have also taken time to think about all of the questions that candidates were asked to give written answers to. Taxation, euthanasia and the future for Guernsey’s airport were quite common questions. Representation for minority groups and making sure our economy and businesses have the support and encouragement needed were also of interest. I hope to give a bit more detail to some of my answers over the coming weeks here in my blog. 

If you have a particular topic or issue that you would like to discuss, please get in touch. I have published my manifesto on the website here but there is so much more to talk about and I would be pleased to hear from you.

Let’s keep talking!