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Top 5: follow-up



Ask Bailiff to be stricter

Rule 8 of the States of Guernsey Rules of Procedure: ‘Order’

Standing orders of the States of Jersey:
99 Behaviour of members during meeting (refers to ‘conversing noisily’) (page 60)
104A Time limits of speeches in debates (page 63)
109 Presiding officer’s power to direct withdrawal of offensive etc words (page 64)


Citizens’ assemblies

About Citizens’ Assemblies (UK Parliament)

Citizens’ Assembly on Drug Use (Ireland)

Jersey Assisted Dying Citizens’ Jury

Use and Operation of Citizens’ Panels, Assemblies and Juries in Jersey – Public Accounts Committee – Feb 2022


Film States meetings

Guernsey States meetings could be televised (11 Jun 2014, BBC Guernsey)

Billet proposing permission to broadcast – page 1889  (29 Jul 2014)

Hansard for the 2014 debate – page 1376 (29 Jul 2014)

States debates ‘should be filmed’ (19 Jul 2022, Island FM)


Code of behaviour

States of Deliberation Code of Conduct (page 167 of Blue Book)

UK Parliament Behaviour Code

Local Government Association Model Councillor Code of Conduct 2020


Training and mentors

No links as yet.


Other info

Women in Public Life letter to SACC requesting discussion of Top 5

Women just as likely to vote as men UK (Prof Rosie Campbell, King’s College, 2019)

Women vote more than men US (Dora Mekour, 2021)



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.

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