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Monday 12 June, 7pm. Princess Royal Centre for the Performing Arts
Guernsey’s next election is in June 2025 – just two years away.
Our island’s political system is based on consensus but there’s been less and less evidence of that in the States over recent years. Instead, we’ve seen a tribal divide and disrepectful behaviour at times.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Guernsey faces unprecedented challenges and we should all be working together to resolve them. Join us to explore how our States of Deliberation could work better – for everyone.
Our guest speaker is Jennifer Nadel, co-founder of Compassion in Politics, a cross-party organisation that works to put compassion, inclusion and cooperation at the heart of UK politics, and executive chair of the Global Compassion Coalition. She trained as a barrister and is an author, political strategist, activist and award-winning TV journalist.
Jennifer will share examples from the UK and other jurisdictions of current initiatives aimed at making politics more collaborative and collegiate.
After Jennifer’s presentation, she and the panel will debate how these, and other, ideas could be applied in Guernsey. Audience questions and input are very welcome.
* Deputy Heidi Soulsby MBE, former Vice-President of the Policy and Resources Committee
* Deputy Andrea Dudley-Owen, President of the Committee for Education, Culture and Sport
* Perrin Carey, founder of culture and governance consultancy, CoSteer.
The debate will be moderated by Shelaine Green from Women in Public Life.
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