Dear St. Mary’s elector,

I am standing in order to represent all sections of St. Mary society, to work alongside the Constable on parish issues, and pursue the best policies on your behalf in the States.

A question of character

Do I have the qualities needed to represent you properly? Do I get things done, or is it just hot air? Do I really listen? Do I understand the issues facing Jersey and have the wisdom to decide for the best, for everyone?

I have been active in public life in Jersey for years. Behind the scenes I have lobbied on fiscal policy, on energy policy, transport policy, consultation methods, island planning.

I set up Rural Enterprises from scratch, a Jersey Mencap project providing real work and training for people with learning difficulties.

Leading the Jersey Cycling Group, I was instrumental in raising the profile of cycling in the island and developing the Jersey Cycling Network.

As chairman of Christian Aid I was running an organisation with 600 volunteers and launched the Jersey Fairtrade Group.

These commitments show my values of environmental responsibility, social justice and public service. I would bring to the role of your Deputy tenacity, intelligence and compassion. My style is consultative and approachable, as workers at Jersey Cycletours will tell you.

Policies for St. Mary

I am writing this before seeing responses to my questionnaire on parish issues. But already on the doorstep many issues have been raised. Elderly people should be assisted to stay in the parish, if they wish. Bringing the entire parish together. A proper bus service. Better support for carers that could possibly be provided from within the parish. Guaranteeing our mains water quality through external inspection. Reviewing different solutions for sewage.

A major concern is the traffic control and local infrastructure. This needs reviewing, and I hope that my professional experience in this area will lead to local strategies that create a safer and more accessible environment.

In addition, I would press for a parish waste rebate:  the States giving the parish money back for any reduction in the waste sent for processing. I would investigate the provision of parish allotments. And of course many island policies have a direct impact on life in the Parish.

Policies for the island

The world is changing. You need States members who are aware of the real problems we face and who will work with you honestly and openly to create new solutions. As a community the Parish will have to pull together in the face of inevitable price rises in fuel and everything else, including food (see my website, under global challenges).

We need to look again at every aspect of our economy and “how we do things” in the light of climate change. We should indeed pass on a world fit to live in to our children. The policies of “more and more” being pursued by our present States are no longer appropriate. We have to adopt policies for “quality of life”:

Population and Environment
•    decide on a population ceiling and stick to it.
•    better public transport , Safe Routes to Schools
•    scrap incinerator and “reduce, re-use, recycle”
•    insulation of all buildings

Social Policy and Public Expenditure
•    build a fair society because it is right
•    ensure adequate income for all.
•    equal opportunities: public amenities and services for us all, from pre-school to care for the elderly
•    support the public sector. Move the debate from “cut cut” to something more rational

Democracy and Community
•    re-establish trust, now sadly broken
•    overhaul our election system
•    strengthen our communities
•    defend local businesses, tourism, agriculture

Economy, Fiscal and Global
•    fair transparent and environmentally targeted taxes
•    adapt our economy to the threats we face, diversify
•    live in a way that restores the planet and promotes the welfare of all

I hope you will vote for me as your Deputy on November 26th.

Daniel Wimberley
Tel. 485455


and for the senatorial elections: . . . .

mini manifesto

TV manifesto

Radio Jersey manifesto

Channel 103 page and questions

JEP page with biography, manifesto and nomination speech


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