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Talking politics

Join a local non-partisan discussion group focused on key political thinkers and ideas .
Opportunities to join your Douzaine

Opportunities to join your Douzaine

Parish election notices from the Gazette Officielle on 9 Oct in the Guernsey Press
Jurat Election Information Hub

Jurat Election Information Hub

Check the result of the 13 October election and how the process works.
THE Jackie Weaver came to Guernsey!

THE Jackie Weaver came to Guernsey!

Full report, including photos and video clips from 'An Evening with Jackie Weaver'.

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Grab that nomination form!

Grab that nomination form!

The nominations deadline for the parish elections is just a few days away - Monday!
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Join a School Committee

Represent your parish in the management of the schools your parish's children attend.
Health Improvement Commission

Health Improvement Commission

Seeking board directors with expertise and interest in health/social inequalities.

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Miriam Makeba - South Africa

Nominated by: Christine James

Zenzile Miriam Makeba (1932 to 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer, songwriter, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil rights activist. Associated with musical genres including Afropop, jazz, and world music, she was an advocate against apartheid and white-minority government in South Africa. In 2020 she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 women of the century. 

South Africa is ranked 12th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 45.8% (source: 

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The original image “The Hague Jazz 2008 – Miriam Makeba” by Haags Uitburo is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. 


Jacinda Ardern - New Zealand

Nominated by: Martin Lock

Jacinda Ardern (born 1980) has served as prime minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017. In 2019, she led the country through the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, rapidly introducing strict gun laws in response, and throughout 2020 she directed the country’s widely praised response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ardern was the world’s second elected head of government to give birth in office when her daughter was born in 2018. ‘An inspiring Prime Minister who brought a nation together with true leadership, empathy and compassion.’

New Zealand is ranked 4th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 48.3% (source: 

Other iconic women: Dame Whina Cooper, nominated by Claire Fisher, and Kate Sheppard, nominated by Anna Cooper.

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