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Public response to C Davey’s letter


At dinner tables and water coolers, yoga classes and church groups, C Davey’s “Few women are suited to politics” letter has been the talk of Guernsey this week.

Catch up with the response below – letters to the Editor, opinion columns, social media, radio interviews and podcasts  – and don’t forget to turn your frustration into inspiration by signing up to our newsletter here.


Letters to the Guernsey Press

Click here for larger versions of each letter.

Guernsey Press letters pages



Opinion column

Click here for full text of Horace Camp’s column “Why I stand with C Davey’, including online comments from the public underneath.

You can find an extensive debate about Horace’s column on the ‘Guernsey People have Your Say’ Facebook group.

Horace Camp's opinion column "Why I stand with C Davey".




Oscar Pearson’s discussion with Shelaine Green from Women in Public Life, Ellie Jones from Liberate and Geoff Miller, company director and husband of Deputy Kazantseva-Miller, is at 1:39:30 here. (Now deleted)



C Davey’s letter even made it into the postbag of Jane Garvey and Fi Glover on the BBC podcast “Fortunately… with Fi and Jane”.

Go to 31:27 here:





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: 

Are you from South Africa? Please email if there is a social or cultural group for people from South Africa in Guernsey.

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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.

Are you from New Zealand? You may be interested in joining the ANZACs in Guernsey Facebook group

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