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HUSTINGS GUIDE: When can I grill the election candidates?

HUSTINGS GUIDE: When can I grill the election candidates?

Monday 30 May 2022

HUSTINGS GUIDE: When can I grill the election candidates?

Monday 30 May 2022


One of islanders' favourite parts of election season - and candidates' least favourite - is here.

It's time for hustings - the opportunity to grill each candidate on how they will work for YOU, if elected.

This year, there'll be grilling opportunities both online and offline. Here's when and where you can get involved...

St. Helier

North Deputies

  • Online: Monday 6 June at 19:00, click HERE.
  • In person: Wednesday 8 June at 19:00, First Tower School.

Central Deputies

  • Online: Tuesday 31 May at 19:00, click HERE.
  • In person: Thursday 9 June at 19:00, Springfield Blue Room / Monday 13 June at 19:00, Rouge Bouillon School.

South Deputies

  • Online: Tuesday 7 June at 19:00, click HERE.
  • In person: Friday 10 June at 19:00, St. Helier Town Hall

Constable hustings (contested)

  • In person: Monday 13 June at 19:00, St. Helier Town Hall.
  • Online: Wednesday 15 June at 19:00, click HERE.
 

St. Clement

Deputies

  • In person: Thursday 9 June at 19:00, St. Clement Parish Hall
  • Online: Tuesday 24 May at 19:00, click HERE.

Constable hustings (uncontested)

  • Online: Monday 20 June at 19:00, click HERE.
 

St. Saviour 

Deputies

  • In person: Wednesday 25 May at 19:00, St. Saviour Parish Hall / 'Meet the Candidates' on Wednesday 8 June between 15:00 and 18:00, St. Saviour's Parish Hall. 
  • Online: Thursday 9 June at 19:00, click HERE.

Constable hustings (uncontested)

  • Online: Thursday 16 June at 20:30, click HERE.
 

St. Brelade

Deputies

  • Online: Thursday 26 May at 19:00, click HERE.
  • In person: Wednesday 8 June, St. Brelade Parish Hall (time TBC).

Constable hustings (uncontested)

  • Online: Thursday 16 June at 19:45, click HERE

Grouville and St. Martin

Deputies

  • Online: Wednesday 25 May at 19:00, click HERE.
  • In person:
    • Monday 6 June at 19:00, Grouville Parish Hall
    • Friday 10 June at 19:00, St. Martin Public Hall

Constable hustings

Grouville (contested)

  • In person: Wednesday 1 June at 19:00, Grouville Parish Hall
  • Online: Monday 13 June at 19:00, click HERE.

St. Martin (uncontested)

  • In person: Thursday 9 June at 19:00, St. Martin Public Hall
  • Online: Wednesday 15 June at 20:15, click HERE.
 

St. John, St. Lawrence and Trinity

Deputies

  • In person: 
    • Thursday 26 May at 19:00, St. Lawrence Parish Hall
    • Monday 6 June at 19:00, St. John Parish Hall
    • Tuesday 7 June at 14:30 and 19:00, Trinity Parish Hall
    • Tuesday 14 June at 19:00, St. Matthew’s Glass Church Hall 
  • Online: Wednesday 8 June at 19:00, click HERE.

Constable hustings

St. John (uncontested)

  • In person: Wednesday 8 June (time and venue TBC).
  • Online: Tuesday 14 June at 20:30, click HERE.

St. Lawrence (contested)

  • In person: Thursday 9 June at 19:00, St. Lawrence Parish Hall.
  • Online: Monday 13 June at 20:15, click HERE.

Trinity (uncontested)

  • In person: TBC
  • Online: Monday 20 June at 20:30, click HERE.


St. Mary, St. Ouen and St. Peter

Deputies

  • In person:
    • Thursday 26 May at 19:30, St. Peter’s Community Centre
    • Tuesday 7 June at 19:00, St. Mary Parish Hall
    • Wednesday 15 June at 19:00, St. Ouen Parish Hall
  • Online: Wednesday 1 June at 19:00, click HERE.

Constable hustings

St. Mary (contested)

  • In person: TBC
  • Online: Tuesday 14 June at 19:00, click HERE.

St. Peter (uncontested)

  • In person: TBC
  • Online: Monday 20 June at 19:45, click HERE.

St. Ouen (uncontested)

  • In person: TBC
  • Online: Thursday 16 June at 19:00, click HERE.
 

Other

Green Hustings

On Monday 30 May, Jersey Zoo is hosting a "green hustings" chaired by Durrell CEO Dr Lesley Dickie where members of the public will have the opportunity to meet Jersey's Deputy candidates and assess their knowledge and potential ability to deliver on green policies.

Candidates will be asked environmental and sustainability-related questions, so they can put forward their position on the environment and help islanders make informed decisions and vote for an Assembly that is committed to shaping a sustainable Island.

It will be taking place from 18:00 to 21:00 in the Durrell Discovery Centre at Jersey Zoo, but islanders will also be able to watch online.

Find out more here.

Youth Hustings

The Jersey Youth Parliament and Jersey Youth Service have partnered up to deliver hustings for young people:

  • St. Brelade: Tuesday 31 May at 19:00, St. Brelade's Youth Project

  • St. Helier North: Thursday 9 June at 19:00, First Tower Youth Project

  • St. Ouen, St. Mary, St. Peter: Monday 13 June at 19:00, St. Peter's Youth Project. 

  • St. John, St. Lawrence, Trinity: Wednesday 15 June at 19:00, Trinity Youth Project

  • St Helier Central and South: Thursday 16 June at 19:00, Youth Arts Jersey at St. James' Centre.

Community Health Hustings

Family Nursing and Home Care (FNHC) are inviting all candidates to take part in a 'Community Health Hustings' "to facilitate discussions in relation to the future of community care in Jersey, enabling members of the community and prospective election candidates to share their views and intentions in this regard."

"We understand that this care needs to be sustainable and sustainably financed and that we need to deliver the greatest good for the greatest number of people. We want to provide a platform to communicate the voice of islanders in this regard and to provide an opportunity for those who wish to stand as our future elected representatives to share their views and plans in relation to Community Health in the event that they are elected," they said.

The session will follow the traditional hustings format with all of the community welcome to attend.

It is taking place on Monday 6 June at 17:30 in Highlands College Great Hall. 

Education Hustings

The teaching unions and public service unions (NAHT; NASUWT; NEU; Prospect; Unite) are inviting all candidates to take part in an Education Hustings on 20 June. For those up for election, there will be the opportunity to speak about the unions' key educational priorities:

  • meeting the needs of all children;
  • wellbeing; funding;
  • recruitment, retention and development of education staff.

The event will be held at d’Auvergne Primary School in St. Helier, 20 June at 18:30.

Business Hustings

Jersey's key business lobby group, the Chamber of Commerce, is holding a series of online hustings for Chamber members between Monday 6 June and Wednesday 15 June.

Members will get the opportunity to hear from each of the different manifestos in each of the constituencies and ask questions during a 1.5 hour hustings, starting with a two-minute introduction from each candidate.

While only Members will be allowed to take part, videos will later be added to Chamber's YouTube page.

The first, at 09:00 on Monday 6 June, will be for St. Saviour.

 

...Any more?

Are you aware of other hustings not on this list? Let us know by emailing editor@bailiwickexpress.com and we'll add them to our guide.

Previous online hustings can be watched HERE.

 

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