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The 2020 General Election preparations: fantastic response to questionnaire

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Monday 07 October 2019

The States' Assembly & Constitution Committee is pleased with the positive response received to its questionnaire issued this summer

The President, Deputy Neil Inder, said:

"The States' Assembly & Constitution Committee launched a questionnaire for six weeks over the summer to help it understand how the public would like to receive information from the States of Guernsey about candidates in the lead up to the General Election in June 2020.

We saw a fantastic response with 1186 people returning the questionnaire. We are grateful to everyone who took the time to complete the questionnaire and give additional feedback."

The Committee sought feedback on a few options it had provisionally considered to assist voters and candidates, including:

The Committee has released a report summarising the findings of the questionnaire - some of the key headlines are as follows:

A number of further suggestions were put forward in respect of initiatives the States could undertake and these are summarised in the report.

The public also provided useful feedback on meeting candidates, suggesting varying types of hustings that could be held, drop-ins, "speed-dating"-type meetings and roadshows.

Deputy Neil Inder, said:

"We are currently finalising the Committee's next policy letter on the General Election and the consultation responses will help inform the Committee of what it will propose. These proposals will be presented to the States of Deliberation by the end of 2019".

The Committee will be publishing further information on the General Election in due course, including a guide for prospective candidates. People considering standing as a People's Deputy in 2020 might be interested in the course run by the WEA Guernsey at Les Cotils entitled 'Do you want to be a States Deputy in 2020?'. It begins on Thursday 17th October for six Thursday evening sessions and information about the course can be found on


General Election - Questionnaire Results

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