Scrutiny Panel Announces Publication of their Review into Electoral Reform and the Responses to the Ipsos MORI Poll

Wednesday 14 June 09:44

The Corporate Services Scrutiny Sub Panel for Electoral Reform, has today published its report reviewing the proposed changes to electoral reform as set out in the proposition P18/2017. These changes are due for debate by the States on the 6th June.

In its report, the Panel draws on its findings from 5 Public meetings, 6 public hearings, approximately 50 written submissions and the 1,030 Islanders polled by Ipsos MORI. The result of this engagement has led the Panel to conclude that the case for the proposals for electoral reform as set out in P.18/2017 and its two amendments has not been made.

The Panel also found that 71% of Islanders would have desired a referendum on these proposed changes and 87% wished to receive greater communication on such changes in the future.

The poll conducted by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the Panel found that:

  • 58% are in favour of keeping Senators in the States (compared to 19% against).
  • 65% wish to retain Parish Deputies as they currently stand (compared to 17% who do not).
  • 55% want to keep Connétables in the States (compared to 26% who do not).

Regarding the proposed changes in P.18/2017 and its amendments, the Panel found that:

  • 75% knew “not very much” or “nothing at all” the proposed changes.
  • 87% think there should be greater communication with the Public on matters of significant change to political representation or governance.
  • 71% think a referendum should be held on the proposed changes.
  • The majority of Islanders don’t think St Helier should have a greater number of Deputies (42% versus 30%).

The Chairman of the Sub-Panel, Deputy John le Fondré commented,

“We have conducted a great deal of public engagement in the 4 weeks we had available. It is our conclusion, from speaking directly to the public at our 5 meetings, through written submissions to the Panel and from responses to the poll, that the case for the electoral reform proposals as set out in proposition P.18/2017 has not been made. I hope Members will consider our findings, going into the debate this week”

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