I believe I have a proven and credible track record as Connétable, having served from 2005 to 2011, during which time I was Minister of Transport and Technical Services for 3 years. I was re-elected to office in 2018.
I have demonstrated an ability to make difficult decisions and deliver a multitude of projects on time and in budget.
I’m convinced that most people crave stability and I am focused on getting back to ‘grass roots’ politics and dealing more effectively with those local issues that concern people most.
If elected, I shall support the delivery of a healthcare system fit for the 21st Century, but at a reasonable cost, in a new hospital which must be built without further delay or increased expenditure.
Born and bred in St. Brélade, I currently live in the Vingtaine des Quennevais and work in St. Aubin.
My background and training is in the marine leisure industry and I’m the proprietor of a boatyard, chandlery shop and Post Office in St. Aubin which has been trading successfully for some 45 years.
I have a son who is a Master Mariner based in Jersey. He has a 3 year old son. My daughter is a flight attendant based in Detroit in the USA. She has a 6 month old daughter. I am very proud of my family.
“I’m convinced that most people crave stability and I am focused on getting back to ‘grass roots’ politics and dealing more effectively with those local issues that concern people most.”
Le Coin and Noirmont (formerly District 1)
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Quennevais and La Moye (formerly District 2)
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Personal experience has enlightened me as to the genuine difficulties that families face when caring for elderly relatives. Support needs to be targeted in a more cohesive and cost effective manner to the older generation who so often are an overlooked section of our society. I’m pleased to continue to support our care home ‘Maison St. Brélade’ which offers a home to 50 residents.
We must ensure adequate nursery provision at reasonable cost to enable those working to raise families.
Education standards need regular review and those leaving school must be helped to facilitate their chosen career paths, whether it be through higher education or in acquiring vocational skills.
Continued investment in our infrastructure to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists on our roads is necessary without losing sight of the needs of private and commercial vehicle users. Investment in education, from pre-school to tertiary is essential if we are to raise young people who have skills and wish to remain in the island.
Diversification of our economy is essential with support for existing small business to ensure employment and trainee opportunities. Our hospitality offering in the Parish is unparalleled and popular with visitors, we must continue to cultivate it to ensure continued viability.
I firmly believe in continuing prudent investment in our finance, tourism / hospitality, fisheries, agricultural and construction industries.
“I will not support construction schemes on potentially productive green fields or over development of the Parish to the detriment of the quality of life for residents.”
Like many Islanders, I’m deeply concerned about frivolous expenditure and mounting debt. I firmly believe we should ‘cut our cloth’ to suit and live within our means.
I will not support construction schemes on potentially productive green fields or over development of the Parish to the detriment of the quality of life for residents however, I am conscious of the need for ‘right size’ home ownership. Protection of trees is high on my agenda given the loss of so many over recent years due to over zealous building projects.
I shall continue to give active support to our Parish Clubs and Societies and promote their future development. We have excellent sports facilities and the best use must be made of them.
Immigration policies need implementation to control our population whilst recognising business need and on going financial requirements of the future older generation.
It is important that we recognise our Parish and Island identity. Arts and Heritage projects flow from this and mustn’t be overlooked.
Strategies to reduce waste from households must be supported in the interests of carbon neutral polices. We are good at recycling in our Parish but we must aim to improve and expand our volumes. I would like to implement a kerbside green waste collection.
I believe we should make the best of our Parish assets to stimulate income streams to offset costs.
I regard St. Brélade as the ‘Family Parish’ where all generations are respected from cradle to grave.
Most importantly I shall be available and I will listen!
I would be deeply honoured should the Parishioners of St. Brélade choose to elect me as their Connétable and representative in the States.
Thank you for your time.