Saturday, April 14, 2018
THE 2018 JERSEY ELECTION - THE RESULTS FOR SENATOR ARE NOW IN.
JERSEY 2018 SENATORIAL ELECTION
RESULTS ARE IN
The results for the 2018 Jersey Senatorial Election are now in. They are produced below in no particular order..
John Le Fondre
Ian Gorst topped the poll in 2014 with 14,000 votes. I expect his challenge for top spot will come from Tracy Vallois who I expect to be our next Treasury Minister. The position of Chief Minister has to be Ian Gorst for the simple reason as I don't see any other candidate capable of doing it. He needs another 4yrs to implement all the recommendations of the Jersey Care Enquiry.. If Tracy Vallois doesn't fancy the Treasury Job then she might well go for the top job - why else go for the position of Senator? You only really need an Island wide mandate for one of those two positions. Deputies and Constables have been Minister previously.
Kristina Moore must also be eyeing something a little bit more than being Home Affairs Minister. She has just completed her first term as Minister whilst being a Deputy. Why the sudden craving for being a Senator? You get all the same perks, unless that is, you are eyeing one of the two top jobs?
Lyndon Farnham as Chief Minister hahahahahahahahahhaahha F'ing Comical. His promotional video for Senator is something else. Like a trailer for Home & Away. Was expecting to see Alf Stewart make an appearance over the sand dunes with a vote Lyndon t-shirt on.
The turn out will be around the 23,000 mark and could be even lower if it rains on election day and judging by the amount of rain that we have had so far it looks more likely than Stevie Ocean being the next External Relations minister…
On another note.The Ministers have been disappearing faster than an Deputy Pinel bra strap over the previous months - this has had everyone looking over their shoulder wandering what the hell is coming down the tracks.. I suppose we should all be careful what we wish for. Election after Election trying to get rid of the buggers and then they all just decide to do one. This has left me with a kind of Stockholm Syndrome wishing that some of them would come back.
I have decided not to vote in the 2018 election for reasons I will explain in the next posting.
When you click on the Vote.je States of Jersey Elections and you see the candidates it gives you a kind of uneasy feeling - Like walking in on your parents. Can it get any worse? Only time will tell.