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Former Bailiff spearheads new political alliance

Former Bailiff spearheads new political alliance

Thursday 24 June 2021

Former Bailiff spearheads new political alliance

Thursday 24 June 2021


A new political movement spearheaded by the former Bailiff and External Relations Minister is officially launching next month.

The Jersey Liberal Conservatives, who believe in fiscally conservative and socially liberal ideas, say they believe politics should be about policy over personality.

Their full set of aims and values will be set out at an official launch on 8 July.

The group’s Chair, Sir Philip Bailhache, said the group will be assessing “what support it has amongst the people of Jersey, before deciding whether to develop as a Political Party and field candidates at next year’s General Election.”

If there is support, they will then produce a manifesto. 

Joining Sir Philip are founding members:

  • Pierre Horsfall CBE, formerly the Policy and Resources Committee President
  • George Baird, former Treasurer of the States
  • Ann Esterson, former Chief Officer of the Social Security Department
  • Susana Rowles, entrepreneur
  • Matthew Robins, digital firm Chief Executive

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Posted by Alan Keen on
You have my support.
Posted by Jon Jon on
Who will their candidates be next year?
Posted by Dave Mathews on
The Island needs a new direction, not business as usual.
Posted by IanSmith97 on
Sir Philip, liberal? Depends on his definition of liberal. I’ll wait and see the manifesto.
Posted by L Brindle on
As Mark Twain said, "if voting made a difference, they wouldn't let us do it". Time will tell. Change is clearly needed, I don't think many would argue against that.
Posted by Private Individual on
These are the same people who have lead us to the position we are in today.

We don't need more of the same thank you!
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