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Thursday, 1 November 2012

"States To Consider The Public Opinion?"

‘Public should be asked about scrapping
the role of Senator’
Senator Farnham would like the public to decide whether the role of Senator should be retained
THE public should vote on plans to scrap the Island-wide mandate, according to a States Member who petitioned against reducing the number of Senators last year.
Senator Lyndon Farnham, who unsuccessfully took his fight last year to the Privy Council in a last-ditch effort to stop the removal of four Senatorial seats, was responding to recommendations published last week by the Electoral Commission.

And, while he welcomed the draft proposals in the most part he is concerned about plans to scrap the role of Senator without consulting the public first.

He now wants a question to be added to a referendum due next year when
Islanders are likely to be asked if they agree with the final plans and, if the recommendations are adopted, if they think the Constables should still be allowed in the States.

1 comment:

  1. I smell a rat with this whole process, the questions in any alleged referendum that may take place will not be straight forward.
    Trickery, smoke and mirrors, favourite tools in our Government will cloud the issue
    There are too many slippery b******s involved!