St. Lawrence’s Constable has confirmed her intention to stand for re-election as an independent candidate.
Having served in the St. Lawrence Honorary Police from 1999, Deirdre Mezbourian became a Deputy in 2005. In 2008 she became a Constable, and has gone on to serve four terms.
She is currently Chair of the Comité des Connétables, as well as a member of the Planning Committee, States Employment Board and Bailiff's Consultative Panel, and recently was on the Steering Group that oversaw the Carbon Neutral Strategy.
The Constable has also previously been an Assistant Minister for Home Affairs, and served and led several Scrutiny panels including Education and the Privileges and Proedures Committee.
Among her key parish achievements, she lists helping parishioners through the St. Lawrence Community Support Team during the pandemic, and overseeing a reduction in speed limits across St. Lawrence and the creation of several new green lanes.
At the Parish Hall, she has overseen repairs and the creation of a Memorial Garden to commemorate parishioenrs who lost their lives during both World Wars, while, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Liberation, she established the Moignard Liberation Garden, featuring new parking, a pétanque terrain, and a safe off-road pathway to St. Lawrence School.
"It has been a privilege to serve St Lawrence for over 20 years and I am honoured to have been approached by many parishioners who have asked me to stand for re-election," the Constable said.
"I have always had an open-door policy and I am committed to listening to Parishioners' views in order to build an inclusive and supportive community. Our unique Parish system is at the centre of Island life and I will continue striving to preserve it for future generations."
On what she would do if elected, Constable Mezbourian added: "I am also committed to increasing sheltered housing, delivering road safety improvements on our main roads, and will create an accessible ground-floor meeting room at the Parish Hall. I will continue to oppose inappropriate development in the Parish and will protect our rural environment."
Jersey's election is taking place in June.
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