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Jackie Weaver brings her authority to the Channel Islands

Jackie Weaver brings her authority to the Channel Islands

Wednesday 18 August 2021

Jackie Weaver brings her authority to the Channel Islands


Handforth Parish Council legend Jackie Weaver is bringing her ‘authority’ to Guernsey next month.

Mrs Weaver made international headlines after her role in a Handforth Parish Council Meeting went viral in February.

Video: The best bits of the chaotic Handforth Parish Council meeting that put Jackie Weaver in the spotlight. (Steven Morgan/YouTube)

Her calm assertion of authority during the Planning and Environment Committee's frantic and at times tense Zoom session resonated with thousands of people in lockdown.

Now she's set to share her 'plain old common sense' wisdom on everything from keeping calm and carrying on in the face of council chaos to asserting yourself in the workplace during a special event hosted by Women in Public Life, a group aiming to get more women involved in politics, in Guernsey on 15 September.

“Jackie is keen to encourage everyone to get involved in local democracy, at whatever level suits them, and we’re sure her considerable experience and wit will help to inspire more Guernsey women to stand as douzeniers, jurats, deputies and tribunal members,” said Women in Public Life Chair Shelaine Green, who will be interviewing Mrs Weaver.

The evening will also give women in public office roles the opportunity to talk to Mrs Weaver, as she discusses the "quirks of the island’s unique system of douzeniers and deputies."

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