The Jersey Alliance will elect the Leader of its Party and its candidate for Chief Minister at a meeting on 12th February.
Party Chair Gregory Guida announced today –
The Jersey Alliance is now moving into the next phase of its development. The Party was established by a group determined to improve the system to give the people of Jersey the Government and the Assembly that they deserve.
The Party has attracted considerable support from people and organisations in Jersey and is confident of being able to field a slate of high-quality candidates at the Election.
On 12th February the Party will elect its Leader who will be its candidate for Chief Minister. The electorate will therefore know that if they vote for Alliance candidates, they will also be voting for the Alliance Leader to be Chief Minister.
The Alliance welcomes interest from talented and passionate potential candidates not currently in the States who wish to participate in the election for the Alliance’s nominee for Chief Minister and help determine its policies.
The Jersey Alliance is also at an advanced stage of preparing its policies. Policy Director Sir Mark Boleat commented –
The Alliance’s policies will be evidence-based, joined up, fully thought through and tackle the issues that concern the people of Jersey – high housing costs, education and skills, employment opportunities, population, healthcare, protection of the environment, climate change and also the way that the Government and the States Assembly function. The policy-forming process involves detailed study of all relevant reports and analyses, consultation with relevant people and discussion with Party members. The principles which guide our policies are already on our website. Over the next few months we will publish a series of policy papers. These policies will not be the final word – the Alliance will use them as a basis for discussion before publishing its full manifesto in May.