Petition Save the Senator in any electoral reform
On 3 December 2020, the States voted in principle to change Jersey's electoral system, including the full abolition of the role of Senator. The purpose was to deliver enhanced voter equity and equality. In achieving this, the States have also, ironically, removed the most democratic office of all.
The purpose of P.139/2020 can be maintained alongside the retention of the Senators. This simply involves removing one Deputy from each district and re-instating 8 Senators. As it currently stands, every voter in Jersey will have their influence over the make-up of the States, and the Government, significantly reduced under P.139. We will all have fewer votes. This will not enhance civic engagement in the Island - losing the Senators will impact negatively on the political debate across Jersey.
At 1,000 signatures...
At 1,000 signatures, Ministers will respond to this petition
At 5,000 signatures...
At 5,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in the States Assembly