That this assembly can vote itself another year in office and move our opportunity to remove them by a year, is completely unacceptable, let alone financially negligent. Far too many of the current deputies have no business expertise whatsoever and certainly next to nothing when it comes to management of our economy. I am not talking here about spending our tax revenues, I am talking about being able to design a new economic model for our Island’s future – that this pandemic and the social distancing measures (that will be semi-permanent) now requires.
Not a word during the debate about what measures could be taken to make an election possible. Just an arbitary, non-evidence-based date plucked out of the air. Nobody has any idea whether next June will have us in any better a position to avoid social distancing – nobody. That we have to pay the salaries of many of these people for another year is completely unacceptable. We deserve a referendum on this issue right now.
How they voted:
For moving the date of the election to 16th June, 2021 (and removing our democratic right).
Heidi Soulsby, Lindsay de Sausmarez, Peter Roffey, Peter Ferbrache, Dawn Tindall, Barry Brehaut, Rhian Tooley, Charles Parkinson, Lester Queripel, Michelle Le Clerc, Joseph Mooney, Lyndon Trott, Gavin St Pier, Jane Stephens, Matt Fallaize, Sarah Hansmann-Rouxel, Richard Graham, Mark Dorey, Jonathan Le Tocq, Al Brouard, David de Lisle, Shane Langlois.
Against moving till June 2021 (and for democracy in Guernsey).
Robert Prow, Marc Leadbeater, Victoria Oliver, Paul Le Pelley, Jennifer Merrett, Carl Meerveld, Neil Inder, Mary Lowe, Laurie Queripel, Jeremy Smithies, Chris Green, Barry Paint, Andrea Dudley-Owen, Emilie McSwiggan, John Gollop.