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More parish election success


There were eleven seats available in the St Martin’s and St Peter Port parish elections and female candidates took four of them.


Zoe Lihou won her St Peter Port Constable contest by a landslide, with 350 votes to Rosie Henderson’s 90.

Odette Duerden topped the poll for St Peter Port Douzenier with 303 votes. She was also the clear choice for both Schools’ Committees.

Dr Nichola Lloyd took the fifth Douzenier place in St Peter Port with 212 votes, ahead of five other candidates.

Carla Bauer came second in the St Martin’s Douzenier election with 205 votes, polling more than two current Douzeniers, one of whom lost his seat.


Zoe has been a Douzenier for two years but Odette and Nichola are both new candidates. Carla is also new to the Douzaine but you may remember her as a St Peter Port South Deputy and Commerce and Employment Minister.

Adding Odette, Nichola and Carla to the female Douzeniers already elected two weeks ago brings the total number of new women elected to twelve out of nineteen.

Full St Peter Port and St Martin’s results.



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.

Please fill in the details below.


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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