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Update on parish elections

On Wednesday 4th November, in Douzaine Rooms across the Island, extra chairs were brought out for packed-out parish meetings. The results of the elections held on the night are listed below.

[St Martin’s and St Peter Port are not shown because they voted to defer their elections until Wednesday 18th November when polling stations will be set up. Research the candidates and find out where to vote here: Voter Information ‘Hub’.]

The most dramatic story of the night came from St Sampson’s. After an exciting 12-candidate Douzenier contest that had to go to two recounts and a tiebreak, Julie Creed, Kim Abbotts and Jennifer Marquand were all elected, alongside existing Douzenier Dave Hugo. Kay Bienvenu missed out by two votes.




St Sampson’s (contested)

Julie Creed

Kim Abbotts

Jennifer Marquand

[Kay Bienvenu – 2 votes short]


St Pierre du Bois

Louisa Aron


St Andrew’s

Hana Atkinson

Nicolla Tanguy


Torteval (contested)

Jennifer Blackburn

Nicolette Addlesee (re-stood)

[Sarah Carre – 1 vote short]


St Saviour’s

Patricia Kennedy

Linda Norman



Rhiannon Cook (re-stood)



Sarah Plumley (re-stood)




St Andrew’s

Shane Cumming



Becky Link (re-stood)




St Pierre du Bois – La Hougette School Committee

Gloria Dudley-Owen (re-stood)

Karen Stockreiter


St Saviour’s – La Hougette School Committee

Tracey-Belinda Charmley (re-stood)



Rachel Gates – Castel School Committee (re-stood)

Nicola Hamon – Castel School Committee (re-stood)

Joanne May – Castel School Committee

Beverly Holliday – Les Beaucamps High School Committee (re-stood)


Forest – Cemetery Committee

Suzanne Smith


Vale – Cemetery Committee

Rosemary Henry (re-stood)

Michelle Harris (re-stood)



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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