Those in this forum who have said that is us, the public who voted in the 38 politicians who voted for Frank are slightly mistaken.
Many of those are deputies who are only voted in by a minority of the voters of Jersey. My parish didnt even have a deputies election so there was nothing I could do about who my deputy voted for.
In the senatorials, I only voted for those who confirmed they were backing Stuart Syvret.
The Chief Minister has to be voted in by the public in the future.
The way it was done this time round was really not at all democtratic The States Members need to read forums like this to gauge what some of the voters think and feel about this and other political issues.
Well here we go again the establishment have done the job ecxtremely well "in finishing any democracy we had left. is it no wonder why the vote turnouts are so low when once again the polititions have totally ignored the people, so the people out there in cloud coo coo land that believed there vote didn't count and didn't vote I PUT IT TOO YOU what happens next is of your own making and the rest of us will have to suffer with 5% gst on everything, the food prices the highest in europe, lets wait for the waste tax and you never know we may be charged to use our own beaches
SCROUGE IS ALIVE AND KICKING
What a suprise! like we didnt all see that coming, another example of the old boys network in full swing. It would have been a much different result had islanders actually had a say in our own future!
The spoilt paper shows the quality of people that are in the States.
This will be remembered as "Black Monday" - just when you thought our so-called "politicians" couldn't sink any lower...
I won't be voting for anyone in the future as it doesn't make a difference.
The Chief Minister in the UK is elected by the public, why can this not be so in the Island of Jersey?
Or is this another case of the "Old Boy Network" at work again!!!
Thanks to everyone for their comments and contribution to this debate.
Just to point out that a poll on any website (including this one) should NOT be taken as representative of public opinion but as a just for fun look at what the users of that site think at the time the poll was up.
What's with the comments about democracy? - who voted for the people who voted for Frank? as far as I can recall, it was made clear by each candiadate at the recent elections which way they would vote on the issue of Chief Minister, ( apart from Mr. Cohen) who refused to comment.
Jersey democracy works, stop moaning!- the best guy won.
Thank Goodness there are 38 sensible people in the States!
At least after this stitch up I will have some free nights as I wont vote again as those in the house dont listen to the people radio jersey , ctv ,channel 103 ,all had polls and walker didnt win one so what is the point? as once in the states they do what they want or as they are told
Steven, do you honestly believe that had this vote been put to the people of the island - that the result would have been the same? I suggest that it would not and all the polls conducted so far overwhelmingly agree with this arguement. You can disagree with this point all you like - the only way to prove either point however, would have been to have a public vote - so there!!!!!!
Was the question to difficult for the one numty who spoilt their paper. Oh dear who elected that person for a £40000 a year jackpot. Well done Frank Walker, and well done to the 38 members who voted correctly and according to the mandate given to them by the people of Jersey.
Congratulations to Frank Walker on winning the election for Chief Minister. At least 38 members of the States can see that the businessman is a better choice than the carpenter.It is amazing that the people of this Island cannot see that to do this job you need tact diplomacy and the ability to take the difficult decisions that do not always suit the populous.
By the way who was the idiot who spolit his/her paper, two names , one cross, not that difficult.
Er, I hate to point out that the 38 members who voted for Frank Walker were all democratically elected. Most of them either declared for one or the other candidate, or it could be assumed from what they said. It is therefore equally valid to say that Frank Walker was the democratic choice of the people.
You can also argue that Stuart Syvret stood for election as a Senator and the majority of people want him in the States for what he does best, keeping everyone on their toes. But a lot of people who voted for him as a Senator would not want him as Chief Minister. So there.
Although many people appreciate the work that Stuart Syvret has done and continues to do, I think that the result of this vote is appropriate for the Island of Jersey, as we will have a Chief Minister
who can represent Jersey at all levels on the International stage.
Sorry very poor result. If this had been a public vote than I think we would be looking at a different result, not one that relied on money
James Le Cornu
This result is an absolute travesty of democracy. To go against popular opinion to such a large degree astounds me. This Island is now being run by a man who if he had stood at the last Senatorial Elections would no longer even be a politican by now.
Yet another occassion when the States Members have ignored public opinion. We would have seen a completely different result if public would have been given the opportunity to vote for the Chief Minister.