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Jackie Weaver became an internet sensation during lockdown for her firm handling of an online parish council meeting that had descended into bullying and chaos. She now appears regularly in the media and has her own podcast (@jackieweaverpod).
We were thrilled to invite her to Guernsey in mid-Sept 2021 where she entertained and inspired the more than 150 islanders who came to “An Evening with Jackie Weaver” at the Performing Arts Centre. We found out more about the woman behind the Zoom screen and delved into her ‘plain old common sense’ advice, including how to deal with bullies and how to recognise the strong influence of your mum on what you will and won’t do in your life.
Jackie is Chief Officer of the Cheshire Association of Local Councils and is keen to encourage everyone to get involved in local democracy, at whatever level suits them. In the second half of the event she interviewed a panel of women in public office in Guernsey: Jurat Felicity Quevatre-Malcic, Deputy Tina Bury and Leonie Le Tissier, Douzenier for St Sampson’s.
Later, Jackie signed copies of her brand new book “You Do Have The Authority Here – What Would Jackie Weaver Do?”. This was a special privilege for Guernsey as the book wasn’t officially released until 16 September. Available now from The Lexicon.