Are you following Deputy Tina Bury on Instagram?
Tina posts short videos describing her experiences of being a States member and explaining how the States works to encourage people from all walks of life to consider standing.
Last week she recorded three videos, reporting in on each day of the States meeting. The main agenda item was the future of our harbours – a huge multi-million pound decision with major implications for Guernsey for the next hundred years or more.
It was a bad tempered debate, full of political manoeuvring, and Tina’s videos clearly show the impact this has on her, from her optimism at the beginning of the meeting to her frustration coming out of it.
When we did our research before launching Women in Public Life, we got the clear message “don’t sugarcoat what it’s like to be in public office”.
So here it is, one person’s experience, in the raw:
(Click the photo below to play each video).