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Details and manifesto of Senatorial candidate Daniel Wimberley.
Daniel Wimberley set up a local cycle tour company, was chair of Christian Aid in the island and helped launch the Jersey Fairtrade Group.
He believes there needs to be a new relationship between the government and the people and wants islanders to reduce their impact on the environment.
The island faces unprecedented challenges. We face climate change and we face the global economic downturn which some say will leave to economic collapse due to the credit crunch, but also other factors like peak oil.
The question is, what do you look for in a government when they are facing challenges like this? I would suggest that you would want to see a record of good decision making, you would want awareness and understanding of the problems and you would want to know that they had the ability to build up trust.
Let’s look at those.
Record of good decisions: The fiasco at the waterfront, the incinerator, the shambles over Harcourt and the fact that that business district may even be misconceived in its entirety.
It does not speak volumes. Well it does speak volumes. It speaks volumes that their track record is not good.
Awareness and understanding of the problems: We have had no concerted effort to tackle climate change by our rulers.
And the ability to build up trust: We have seen again and again in public consultations the way they have spun and manipulated the results - and it is very very sad.
My main policy platform is three fold. One is a population ceiling agreed by all of us. The second is to establish a carbon savings fund to drive research and carbon cutting measures and the third is a focus on quality of life for all of us.
The present rulers have a policy of more and more. Economic growth at all costs, they are out of touch with you the voters and they are out of touch even with reality.
My track record running Jersey Cycle Tours as a successful small business, of leading the Jersey Cycling Group and setting up the Jersey Cycling Network, of running Christian Aid, I was Chairman of Christian Aid with 600 volunteers and also in that time started the process of Jersey becoming a fair trade island.
I also started from scratch Rural Enterprises which was a project for people with learning difficulties run by Jersey Mencap.
I do have the ability when I set my mind to something, to those three strategic goals that I mentioned, to get them done. Please cast one of your votes for me.
last updated: 03/10/2008 at 14:15