2.1 Serving Your Constituents

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Part Two – In the States
(Section 1: Serving Your Constituents)

Go back to Getting into Guernsey Politics
Go back to Section 1.3: Election Day and Beyond

What responsibilities do I have to help people one-to-one?
Who is likely to ask me for help?
What kind of issues might I be asked to deal with?
Are there any boundaries I should set from the start?
Where can I go for advice?

Do I need to reply to every email I receive?
Should I be accessible on social media?

What if people want to meet face-to-face?
How do I make sure I stay safe?
Are there meeting room facilities I can use?

What can I do if someone takes against me?
How do I deal with insults or attacks on social media?
What if someone is systematically undermining me or spreading lies about me?
What if the media misrepresents me?

How do I make sure people know what I’m doing?
How much time should I plan to spend on one-to-one work?
How much time should I give to the media?
How do I say sorry?

Go on to Section 2.2: Committee Work