The June States meeting was an absolute rollercoaster for Deputy Sasha Kazantseva-Miller.
First, she successfully put Deputy Carl Meerveld on the spot with an ‘urgent question’ (Rule 12). See Bailiwick Express article: Sacc boss accused of ‘instigating conduct investigation’.
Then, in the Harbours debate, she placed her first ever amendments. She won one of them by a vote of 25 to 11 which is no mean feat for a newbie.
However, amendments just change the wording of what’s being proposed. Those propositions still have to be agreed by the States in the main debate. The final vote on her amended proposition was tied 17-17.
Tied votes are counted as lost, effectively throwing her amendment back out again.
You can read her reaction in this Bailiwick Express article: Two wasted days – was there a point in turning up? and P&R’s justification for their actions here: Compromise agreement salvaged harbours debate – P&R.
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