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Jurat nominations are open


*For information only: Nominations closed**. 


Jurat Joanne Wyatt has resigned after seven years of service so there will be a Jurat election on 17 July 2024. The official nomination period is now open and closes on Friday 28 June.

You don’t have to wait to be tapped on the shoulder, you can put yourself forward for the vacancy by contacting the Bailiff’s Office on 226161. Most Jurats are retired but it is possible to combine your duties with employment, so long as your job is flexible. Watch Jurat Wyatt explain the role (video).

Our Jurats are trusted by the community to decide serious court cases. There’s plenty of information about the role on our website. Jurat Stephen Jones is always happy to speak to anyone who may be considering standing either now or in the future – however tentatively – as are we at Women in Public Life.

It’s important that Jurats come from all walks of life. Jurat Margaret Spaargaren sadly died in 2022 and her Press obituary speaks of her leaving school at 14, studying to become a social worker and then taking on numerous leadership roles in the voluntary sector after she retired.

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Current list of Jurats

Closed: 4pm on Friday 28 June 2024.


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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