Saturday, April 14, 2018

THE 2018 JERSEY ELECTION - THE RESULTS FOR SENATOR ARE NOW IN.











BREAKING NEWS


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.. 


Ian Gorst 
Lyndon Farnham
Sam Mezec
Kristina Moore
Tracy Vallois
John Le Fondre
Sarah Ferguson
Steve Pallett


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. 

As it stands the most powerful body in the States is the Constable Party. It will not be any different after the last vote has been cast. 10 uncontested seats. That is the power.



Rico Sorda

27 comments:

Jerry Gosselin said...

I understand why you're not voting before you even tell me. The list of candidates, particularly for Deputies's seats, is nothing short of a tragedy for the island. Nobody is challenging the tyranny of big government and fast and thoughtless law-making that has increasingly blighted all our lives for the past 3.5 years and in many districts there is no credible alternative to existing States Members.

You have one Constable who has been re-elected unopposed AGAIN this week who will have been in the States for almost FOUR DECADES when his latest term of office expires in 2022 (presuming he can actually live long enough to experience it).

In Grouville, you have an Establishment candidate who has been elected unopposed AGAIN and believes she should now have a ministerial job. Even if she doesn't get that job, she'll have yet another term on Overseas Aid to fall back on, travelling the world every month and making it look like she gives a damn for the poor in Africa when she doesn't give a damn for the poor here (who'll have to pay far higher energy tariffs in future, by the way, if her anti-JEC plans come to fruition).

In St Lawrence (not that I care for their parish), you have a Constable elected unopposed AGAIN who is already Ass Minister to Kristina Moore at Home Affairs, both of them responsible for rushing through a new Criminal Procedures Law where two of the most senior judges in the Royal Court (one of them an ex-Bailiff) were not even contacted for their views on the proposals when a sham consultation on the Draft Law took place last summer. They were only asked for their views AFTER the Minister lodged the draft Law and were very critical of some of her prosecution-driven proposals. Moore had to make various minor amendments to the proposition before it got approval and her plan to introduce re-trials in the case of a hung jury was universally condemned, leading to the States Assembly throwing it out on an amendment. Yet both Moore and Mezbourian will be back in ministerial government in June, based only on their gender. Apparently having women like them in government is an 'inspiration' to schoolgirls!

As a result of the Reform candidate surge, we are now guaranteed to see the abolition of the islandwide mandate and dedicated parish Deputies' seats in favour of a super constituency system, ironically just as Guernsey prepares for a referendum on whether to scrap their super constituencies and return to the islandwide vote. Yet not a word will be said about the unpopularity of super constituencies in Guernsey when and if Reform candidates are questioned about this, which they probably won't be. We will also have to accept that persons of any nationality in the world will henceforth be able to be members of our legislature (another Guernsey idea) even though Reform have left it out of their manifesto. Reform know it is unpopular with the general public, which is why they left it out, but within months of the election they will vote it into law nonetheless and claim that they have the democratic mandate to do so.

Worst experience of all for me was being at the Town Hall on nominations night for Deputies and Constables. I was the only person in a packed room not to wildly applaud Crowcroft's latest uncontested re-election, which took no more than the bare minimum of 10 minutes required by the Law. Every Reform candidate and all the present St Helier Deputies were cheering like crazy. I hope I never have to experience that again - truly painful. For those living in St Helier who have a car, enjoy your higher parking charges (as a direct result of Crowcroft's success in getting the States to pay rates) and also the abolition of free disc parking in the remaining areas of St Helier where that still survives (made by Eddie Noel after consulting with Crowcroft). That's the price you pay for letting Crowcroft get back in unopposed...

Anonymous said...

Higgins for Chief Minister or nothing will change and the cover up will continue to leave children at risk

Anonymous said...

And your conclusion is that you just won't vote.

Unbelievable.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure I would want Sam Mezec elected as Senator or any other post for that matter. I used to support him until he cosied up to Andrew Lewis who was a proven liar. If Mezec is going to cosy up to the likes of Lewis then I can't believe a word he says either and cannot trust him. My Mezec vote will now be going to Simon Bree who isn't on your list for some reason but is much more trustworthy than Mezec.

Anonymous said...

I won't be voting for Mezec because of his involvement with Andrew Lewis who the care Enquiry found to be a liar. I will be voting for Gorst for the first time and this is only because of his determination to make Jersey's children safe by implementing the Care Enquiry's recommendations.

Andy Sharrock Le Vesconte said...

I will be voting Stevie Ocean because he speaks the same language as me. We are peas in a pod.

rico sorda said...

Why is my non vote unbelievable when it is my democratic right. If I had non of the above then off to the polling station I go..

Anonymous said...

If there was a none of the above on the ballot paper that's where my vote would be. But to show your dissatisfaction Rico you should go and spoil your paper by writing none of the above on it. At least that way your voice would be getting heard.

Anonymous said...

Philip Bailhache and Andrew Lewis have gone and good riddance to the pair of them. There is no way the new chamber can be anywhere near as bad as the last one now those two have left it.

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! I nearly vomitted in my mouth!! Have you seen the patronising smug video from Lyndon Farnham on Facebook? Cheesy smug and patronising don't even come close to describing it. I'm going to vote Stevie Ocean now on the back of that video. Have you seen it Rico?

rico sorda said...

Yes I have seen it.. It really is something else.At first I thought it was a jersey tourism video.. Off the scale. Lyndon achieves more in that 2 minute promo than he did as a Minister.

Anonymous said...

Farnham has a reputation among the COM as not only the laziest Minister but the laziest politician. What has he achieved other than to blame Ozouf for the Innovation fund?

rico sorda said...

Spoiling a paper is just that - a spoilt paper. For this election I'm just like no thanks.. let's see what reforms come in before 2022. There are something like 64,000 registered voters in think about 23,000 will turn out.. That's the protest vote..

Anonymous said...

Vote Stevie Ocean as a protest vote Rico. Nobody votes in elections so you not voting won't make a difference. A vote for Stevie would.

Anonymous said...

We ought to sue the b'stards. The rats are jumping from the gunwales and we have almost nobody worth voting for bar Higgy and Monty on a good day. Its bad enough they are leaving us in the lurche with the untold horrors of post-Brexit looming. But that isn't enough for the devious b'stards is it.

I would like to vote for either of the Pitmans both would be ideal. But i can't. Why? Their establishment engineered bankruptcy is done and dusted yet still they can't stand. We can't expect Higgy to do it alone can we. What help will he get? And how much of any help will be experienced and battle-hardened if it materialises?

I can't vote for brave Higgy not living in his district so against my better judgment I might just join you in abstaining. Though I suppose I could sell up and move to St Clement just to try and keep out Zip Me Up Suzi from winning?

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but I can't vote for Sam Mezec this time round after his collusion with Andrew Lewis. It is totally unforgivable.

Anonymous said...

Time to get away from Jersey Politics.

Its a Mug's game.

Anonymous said...

Rico nice to see you back but I would like to predict Bree in your 8 rather than Pallot, otherwise spot on.

Anonymous said...

Nice to have you back mate. Your way with words has been sorely missed. I had a right old chuckle at "This has left me with a kind of Stockholm Syndrome wishing that some of them would come back." I feel the same, it's almost a case of "Phil Ozouf....please don't go....no, wait..."

I think you have a misplaced optimism in Tracey Vallois. I have never understood the appeal. Just because she once had a junior job working in a bank many years ago doesn't qualify her as Treasury Minister. It's like making me Health Minister because I know how to put an Elastoplast on.

So, here's my bet:

Ian Gorst
Lyndon Farnham
Sam Mezec
Kristina Moore
Simon Bree
John Le Fondre
Steve Pallett
Moz Scott

There's always one surprise newcomer on the senatorials, and it will be Moz Scott. Very impressive lady. Intellectually, she'd eat Tracey Vallois for breakfast.

Anonymous said...

Mézec, by his own admission, is only in politics because he had nothing else to do after he dropped out of uni.
If he gets in it will only be because so many ministers have dropped out of the race. I just don’t believe in him especially after getting cozy with that liar Lewis. I am a progressive but Mézec won’t be getting my vote.

Anonymous said...

Mézec, by his own admission, is only in politics because he had nothing else to do after he dropped out of uni.
If he gets in it will only be because so many ministers have dropped out of the race. I just don’t believe in him especially after getting cozy with that liar Lewis. I am a progressive but Mézec won’t be getting my vote.

rico sorda said...

I don't know anything about Moz Scott. I'm sure she is more than capable but does she have a high enough profile to get elected? Same goes for Simon Bree. I remember when John Young tried to make the jump from Deputy to Senator at the last election and failed. I believe bree will suffer the same..

Sam will become a Senator in May but it remains to be seen if he becomes a Minister.. Social Security could be his destiny.

Anonymous said...

My first choice would be Phil Mcguire. Yes he's no hope of election. However he makes strong anti-corruption statement in his manifesto. We need that.

There is no chance of me voting for the ex City of London lawyer (Moz Scott).

Anonymous said...

Scott is an establishment plant. An ex-Mourants lawyer if I am not mistaken. Yes she might well eat Tracey Vallois for breakfast intellectually but then that is hardly that great an achievement is it?

Many of us have waited so long for the rats to scarper that it is really cruel in a sad kind of way that they do so when we don't have the very best of the Progressive-minded that we had only a few years ago.

I know there is little benefit in harking back to the past however recent. But my fear is that we now get a Progressive majority and blow it through lack of integrity, talent, experience and back-bone.

My point is what confidence we could have if we still had Bob Hill, Stuart, Trevor and Shona Pitman and Jolly Green Giant Dan Wimberly. Add in Alan Breckon and even old Ted Vibert, a political giant before the wheels came off and he started backing Lewis and we would have had a cabinet of ministers to finally drive out the Bailiff Gang.

Hope I am wrong about the new lot but-

Anonymous said...

Would of thought talented politicians like Syvret and Pitman would jumped at the chance of change that unexpectedly happen over the last few weeks when most of the establishment politicians jumped ship. Surprising and disappointing that they didn't.

It's a FAKE DEMOCRACY ........This is why they can't stand ...... said...

Do you not get the basic facts @8:49 ?
"Would of thought talented politicians like Syvret and Pitman would jumped at the chance of change ....... Surprising and disappointing that they didn't."

The real Jersey government (the bent Judiciary & Crown Orifices) have legally prevented them from standing for election, and have therefore stolen your democratic right to vote for them.

In the case of the Pitmans this was achieved via the JEPaedo and a paedophile protecting Jurat who is unfit for office. The "legal theft" of the Pitmans' house and their bankruptcy PREVENT THEM FROM STANDING FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS

They imprisoned Syvret for revealing the truth about child abuse and for leaking the Police Report on a rash of a dozen or so unexplained deaths at the Hospital. In addition to the threat of immediate bankruptcy placed upon Syvret there may be an unknown number of "superinjunctions" on Syvret so that he can be marched straight back to Prison.

In addition these people are subject to death threats.

In the words of one of our foot stamping politicians
"if you care about your wife and children you should watch where you poke your nose"

The democracy is a fake. Like in the defunct GDR you can vote, but only for the people they let stand. In the GDR the police (Stasi) were under political control, as indeed are the Jersey Police, thanks to Liar Lewis who did Walker's bidding.

The sun may be shining, but there is darkness beneath.
The same darkness which perpetrated decades of unnvestigated child abuse.

Anonymous said...

Trevor and Shona Pitman were the hardest constituency workers in the States and Trevor's stance against the child abuse cover ups was what sealed their fate in a bent and corrupt judicial system.