Greetings, and thanks for dropping by.
I am creating a brand new website for this year’s elections. Well-researched and punchy, as you would expect. It will feature everything from the voting patterns of sitting members to who tells the most lies and why. I will go into the big issues, and reveal the spin which goes into avoiding an honest debate, on certain key issues, with the voters. As well as the truth about the Euro fiasco, the suspension of Graham Power, and the “”Jersey States spending is out-of-control” myth
Click here to go there now, and sign up to be told when I add new material – the site is under construction
First of all I would like to wish you all a lovely winter break and a good start to the New Year.
I finally feel like I’m finding my feet in the chamber and starting to enjoy the serious challenge of political life. A new website will be set up in the New Year to include all of my voting decisions, provide access to important research, pinpoint key parish issues, and generate continued debate on a range of policy issues.
Till then, Daniel
THANK YOU ST MARY! I look forward to working with you all in the near future. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with your ideas, concerns and questions. It has been a pleasure meeting so many of you over the past few weeks.
Candidate speeches (Order: David Johnson, Daniel Wimberley, David Richardson)
Welcome to my election website and thank you for visiting.
Welcome especially to residents of St. Mary, who have to elect a new deputy on November 26th.
This website will be added to throughout the election campaign, and welcomes your comments and feedback.
My 650 word manifesto for the election for Deputy of St. Mary, as sent to the JEP for publication on November 20th, can be found here.
Early results from the questionnaire and from our canvassing are here.
Why vote for Daniel Wimberley on November 26th?
Three reasons: First, I believe that I will represent St. Mary and protect your interests in a fair-minded and effective way. Second, I want to be elected to the States to promote the policies which this island so badly needs. And third, to put right the poor record of the States when it come to making decisions.
Representing St. Mary and protecting your interests
To do this you need a deputy who is competent, effective and compassionate.
And one who listens to you . . .
Someone who cares about you and will stir himself to get things done on your behalf. Someone who understands the issues well enough to arrive at the right solutions. Well it sounds good but is there anything to back it up? Please go to the About me page of this website for some evidence. And to the St. Mary page for your feedback to me via the questionnaire and on the doorstep.
who listens to you . . .
The first thing I have done in this election campaign is to circulate a questionnaire to all residents of St. Mary asking for your views on the issues affecting you.
I hope many of you will respond (STOP PRESS 43 so far) , and I will share the results with you (see here), and also reflect on what you say and how it relates to my existing policies.
It does not stop with one questionnaire. It is of course the duty of any deputy worthy of the name to work for you and to keep in touch. The States and the people are dangerously far apart. I want to see a new era of mutual trust (which has to be earned), respect and cooperation between government and people.
Here are some ways of doing this:
- Circulate a regular newsletter to all households
- Give regular feedback at Parish meetings
- Conduct surgeries at the Parish Hall
- Establish a small group of randomly-selected parishioners to act as a sounding-board.
I promise to look into these, and any methods which other deputies use or have used, to choose what is best to keep in touch with you.
Promoting the policies which this island so badly needs
- We need to be fair in our dealings with each other and treat people with respect.
- We should treat our environment fairly too. It’s our life support system, it needs our care and respect at all times.
- We need real democracy in this island
For more on these and other policy areas see Key policies
Getting better performance from the States
After a few hours canvassing I can say that I found sadness about the way that the States are falling down in their duty to us. The failure to control population means that houses are steadily encroaching on to the countryside. The income support system is deeply flawed and does not treat people with dignity and respect and does not guarantee an adequate income. And there is always the perception that “they” are not really listening, that they are out of touch.
I am standing because the States needs to serve you better than they are now. Too often they take the easy way out, too often there is a failure to look ahead to spot trends which will affect the lives of islanders and take effective and timely action, and too often they just make the wrong decision. See here for the full sorry story.
You have the right to expect something better and I believe I have the intelligence, commitment and foresight to improve this situation.
A note on this site
This site was built during the senatorial elections so it explains things from that point of view. But it applies just as well to the election for Deputy as well – my policies, who I am and what I stand for remain the same.
I will continue to add new sections like this new introduction and a revised and expanded description of myself. And the comments made during the senatorials, why remove them? They are useful, see especially the discussion on how we should treat the elderly see here (comments are at the end)
I hope that what you read here inspires you to vote for me. Please contact me to ask questions, make comments or offer support – encouragement is always very welcome!
or use the comment facility at the foot of any page