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States Members’ Conduct Panel

**For information only: Applications closed**. 

 

As a result of the recent disciplinary action against Deputy Chris Le Tissier, the States Members’ Conduct Panel has been very much in the news lately.

If the case has sparked your interest in how Deputies are held to account, a vacancy has just come up on the States Members’ Conduct Panel.

 

 

A panel member’s term is for five years. However, the States recently agreed to disband the Panel and move to a Commissioner of Standards system (in combination with Jersey), so it is likely your term will be shorter than this. The Commissioner project is being led by the States Assembly and Constitution Committee and its President, Deputy Carl Meerveld, aims to complete the transfer in this States term. More about the Commissioner of Standards here.

The Panel has a Chair, Deputy Chair and eight ordinary members. For each case, the Chair or Deputy Chair usually sits alongside two other ordinary members. So you are likely to be involved in one in four cases that arise – say two a year.

If you are invited to sit on a case, the Secretary will contact you to establish whether you have any conflicts (you may know the complainant, for example) and to find out your availability.

A straightforward case will take up the equivalent of a day of time altogether (including meetings, emails and preparation), and a complex case, two days of time. Overall, you are likely to be needed for all, or part, of 3-5 weekdays a year.

More about the Code of Conduct process here.

To discuss the role further, contact the Secretary of the Panel, Adrian Nicolle, on 221747.

 

Closed: 4pm on 13 August 2021

 

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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: data.ipu.org) 

Are you from South Africa? Please email hello@womeninpubliclife.gg 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. 

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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: data.ipu.org) 

Other iconic women: Dame Whina Cooper, nominated by Claire Fisher, and Kate Sheppard, nominated by Anna Cooper.

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