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Do I need a dedicated email address?

I think it would be sensible to have a dedicated email address for your Election campaign.

This means that voters’ emails won’t get lost in among the emails in your regular account. It will probably make it easier for you to keep track of things. It will mean that, when you sit down to check those emails, you have got your campaign hat on, and you’re not going to get distracted by other things.

The one warning is – if you have a campaign email address, you have to make it easy for yourself to form the habit of checking it regularly. If you are used to checking your emails on your phone or tablet, for example, make sure that you can link to this account as well as your main account. If you only notice emails when you receive an alert, make sure you set up alerts for this one.

I think one-to-one email exchanges with voters will replace a lot of the one-to-one contact you get from door-knocking. I might be completely wrong, but if I were standing now, that’s what I’d be preparing for. I’d make sure I had a campaign email address, and I would also make sure to set aside a decent chunk of time each day to deal with emails.

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Guernsey’s iconic women of the future?

Thank you for nominating a young woman or girl for our future iconic Guernsey women campaign to celebrate International Women’s Day!

Nominations close on Sunday 6 March at 17.00.

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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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