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13 States members ‘elected’ unopposed

13 States members ‘elected’ unopposed

Thursday 12 April 2018

13 States members ‘elected’ unopposed

More than a quarter – 13 out of 49 - of Jersey’s States members have been ‘elected’ without getting a single vote.

Nevertheless, with so many members not seeking re-election – 17 – and with nine sitting members fighting it out for eight senatorial seats – there are going to be at least 17 ‘new’ faces in the house. ‘New’ because some could be ‘old’ faces making a return. And already we know one of them…

At last night’s parish nomination meetings 10 out of the island’s 12 constables were ‘voted’ in unopposed. There’ll only be elections in St. Mary where former deputy John Le Bailly is challenging sitting constable Juliette Gallichan, and St. Brelade where former constable Mike Jackson is facing Reform candidate Marilyn Carre.


Pictured: ‘New’ constables (top left, clockwise) Karen Shenton Stone (St. Martin), Richard Buchanan (St. Ouen), and Richard Vibert (St. Peter).

Three new constables will join the States Assembly: Karen Shenton Stone in St Martin, Richard Buchanan in St Ouen, and Richard Vibert in St Peter.

They will be joining returned constables Simon Crowcroft in St Helier, Len Norman in St Clement, John Le Maistre in Grouville, Chris Taylor in St John, Deidre Mezbourian in St Lawrence, Sadie Le Sueur-Rennard in St Saviour, and Philip Le Sueur in Trinity.


Pictured: Returning constables (top left, clockwise) Simon Crowcroft (St. Helier), Len Norman (St. Clement), Sadie Le Sueur-Rennard (St. Saviour), Philip Le Sueur (Trinity), Deidre Mezbourian (St. Lawrence), Chris Taylor (St. John), John Le Maistre (Grouville).

Three deputies – two old hands, and one ‘new’ face – will also be spared having to go to the polls.

The returned deputies were Carolyn Labey in Grouville, and Steve Luce in St. Martin, while John Young has regained his old seat in St. Brelade No 1.


Pictured: Returning deputies (top left, clockwise) Carolyn Labey (Grouville) and Steve Luce (St. Martin), and ‘new’ face, returning deputy John Young.

So, there will be 28 contested seats for the post of Constable and Deputy. Here's the full list...



St. Mary – 1 seat

Constable Juliette Gallichan

John Le Bailly

St. Brelade – 1 seat

Mike Jackson

Marilyn Carre



St. Helier No 1 – 3 seats

Deputy Russell Labey

Jason Lagadu

Kelly Langdon (Reform)

Nick Le Cornu

Deputy Judy Martin

Yann Mash (Reform)

John McNichol (Reform)

Deputy Scott Wickenden


St. Helier No 2 – 3 seats

Carina Alves (Reform)

Linda Dodds

Geraint Jennings

Bernie Manning

Barry Shelton

Deputy Geoff Southern (Reform)

Rob Ward (Reform)


St. Helier No 3 – 4 seats

Stephen Ahier

Mary Ayling-Philip (Reform)

Jacqui Carrel

Guy de Faye

Inna Gardiner

Deputy Mike Higgins

Mary Le Hegarat

Julian Rogers (Reform)

Deputy Richard Rondel

Anne Southern (Reform)


St. Saviour No 1 – 2 seats

Isabella Lewis

Deputy Jeremy Macon

Fiona O’Sullivan (Reform)

Kevin Pamplin


St. Saviour No 2 – 2 seats

Jaime Boylan (Reform)

Deputy Louise Doublet

Deputy Kevin Lewis


St. Saviour No 3 – 1 seat

Tom Coles (Reform)

Andrew Le Quesne

Mary O’Keeffe

Jess Perchard


St. Brelade No 2 – 2 seats

Tony Pike

Deputy Montfort Tadier (Reform)

Deputy Graham Truscot

Garel Tucker (Reform)

St. Clement – 2 seats

Lindsay Ash

Cloe Freeman (Reform)

Samantha Morrison (Reform)

Deputy Susie Pinel

Philip Renouf

St. Lawrence – 2 seats

Gregory Guida

Kirsten Morel

Sarah Westwater (Reform)

St. Peter – 1 seat

Shaun Creavy

Rowland Huelin

St. Ouen – 1 seat

Clifford Le Clercq

Deputy Richard Renouf

St. John – 1 seat

Nigel Philpott

Trevor Pointon

Trinity – 1 seat

Hugh Raymond

David Richardson

St. Mary – 1 seat

Mark Baker

Deputy David Johnson


On Tuesday night, 17 candidates also put their names forward for the eight vacant senatorial posts, which are positions elected on an island-wide basis.

Those candidates are...

Gerard Baudains

Simon Bree

Lyndon Farnham

Sarah Ferguson

Ian Gorst

John Le Fondré

Anthony Lewis

Frank Luce

Phil Maguire

Sam Mézec (Reform Jersey)

Kristina Moore

Stevie Ocean

Steve Pallett

Gino Risoli

Moz Scott

Gordon Troy

Tracey Vallois

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Pictured: The Senatorial candidates. (

Election day is Wednesday 16 May.  


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Posted by Jon Jon on
So many returning connetables without a single vote...time connetables were removed from many no hopers trying in St Helier !
Posted by William Boyd on
Unbelievable and it shows why Connetables should be removed from the States. A Connetable should be in charge of his/her parish only. There is supposedly enough for them to do there. Parishes should be represented by their Deputies. It is ridiculous a Parish the size of St Mary or Trinity should have 2 representatives - a Connetable and a Deputy in the States Assembly. It is high time there was a Royal Commission into the unfair electoral system where votes cast at elections are not equal. It is a scandal in the 21st century. After the election some constitutionally reform minded elected States members should press for this whether the States Assembly agrees or not. Going by their past record on constitutional reform the States Assembly should be by-passed and the Crown petitioned independent of it. After all, turkeys never vote for Christmas.
Posted by nigel pearce on
I agree with Jon Jon. It is time that the connectable so were removed from the States. There are enough Senators and Deputies to run the island. I would also remove the Dean. With a reduced number of members, the States should be more efficient and have a better standard.
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