Dear Vale voter
I have been a member of the States as one of your representatives since 2008. Thank you for the generous support you have offered me – it is a privilege to serve you. I respectfully request that you consider casting one of your votes for me when the Vale goes to the polls on 27th April.
My manifesto outlines my record as a Vale deputy and explains the principles and policies I will pursue over the next four years if you re-elect me.
My approach to politics is not defensive - trying so hard not to upset anyone that nothing ever gets done. I doubt there is a single elector who hasn't disagreed with something I have said or done. And I certainly don’t claim to have got everything right - refusing ever to admit to one’s shortcomings and errors is a sign not of strength but of weakness.
I believe that Vale voters want their deputies to be determined and forthright. I also believe they want them to be positive and constructive and I have worked hard to build consensus with colleagues across the political spectrum because no deputy can ever achieve anything alone.
Populist rhetoric and dogma of the left or right are of little use in Guernsey politics. What matters is getting things done for our parish and our island and that demands co-operation and pragmatic, inclusive leadership.
I am the youngest member of the States but I have learned a great deal from serving two terms as your deputy. If re-elected, I will put my energy and experience to good use advancing policies which promote: prosperity and stability; social protection; opportunity and inclusion; and a strong community.
I am walking the parish throughout this election campaign to meet as many parishioners as possible, but please do not hesitate to contact me at your convenience on 241333 or by e-mail at [email protected]