Details and manifesto of Senatorial candidate Peter Troy.
Peter Troy became a Deputy for St Brelade nine years ago and is the Assistant Minister for Social Security and the Vice President of the Overseas Aid Commission.
He says one of his best achievements in the States was to introduce a carers' allowance. He's also a supporter of reform and was instrumental in amending the structure of question time in the States.
If he wins a Senatorial seat he says he'll argue for a smaller incinerator than the current plans suggest, and would like to see a co-ordinated recycling scheme including island wide doorstop collection.
As you will know I have been a deputy in St Brelade for nine years and also Assistant Minister at Social Security.
They have been interesting and challenging years but now I feel that the time is right to stand as a senator to obtain an island-wide mandate. And if elected hope that the new Chief Minister will consider me for a ministerial position either at Social Security or Transport and Technical Services.
I think that the people of St Brelade have faith in me as a politician and I want to ask the rest of the island to support me in these elections for senator, as I strongly feel that I have the intelligence and the ability to represent not just St Brelade but the whole island.
I’m a member of Mensa, hold an HSC in business studies and already have considerable experience as an assistant minister and feel able to take on new challenges.
I would like to achieve what is best for the people of Jersey. I am an independent candidate with proven experience, I am forthright, never afraid to voice my opinion and try to use my vote for the good of the people. I have a strong social conscience and will always do my best to help others.
My grandfather John Troy used to say ‘If you can go through life helping others along the way you’ll have had a good life’, and as far as is possible I try to do that.
If elected as Senator I would like to continue my work at Social Security, where there is much work to be done looking at the introduction of an insurance scheme to ensure the right of all to the funding of residential care costs, so that they don’t have to sell their homes in old age.
I would continue my campaign for higher recycling rates, and the introduction of door to door waste collection systems.
I want to bring back the police motorcycle unit, it should never have been decommissioned, and I want more policemen on the beat at weekends in town.
I also feel that we should find new ways of supporting tourism which has fallen behind in the receipt of government funding.
I have a track record of getting things done in the States, I have lodged successful propositions which I believe have made a difference to our island.
I’m enthusiastic, still the right side of 50, just, and want to make a difference. I take my politics seriously, yet still have a sense of humour.
I have a varied business background and have much experience to give to the States and the island.
last updated: 03/10/2008 at 14:01