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See who’s standing in the parish elections!


Originally published in the Gazette Officielle in the Guernsey Press on Thursday 27 October.

Scroll all of the parish nomination notices below.

The date for all of the parish election meetings is Wednesday 2 November 2022 at the times and venues shown on the notices.

There will be competitive elections for Constable, Douzenier and School Committee in St Peter Port and for School Committee in the Vale. These will take place at the parish meeting or be deferred to Wednesday 16 November for a full elections with a polling station(s). The decision whether to defer or have the election in the room depends on whether at least seven of the electors present raise their hands in support of deferring.

In the majority of parishes, the elections are uncontested. That is, there are the same number of candidates as seats so there will be speeches but no need for an election. Instead, the parish meeting is a chance to be introduced to your new parish officials.

What is a Douzenier or Constable?
What is a School Committee Member?


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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