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Bailiff Referendum 'A Waste Of Time And Money'

The Chairman of Reform Jersey says calls for a referendum on the role of the Bailiff would be 'a complete waste of time and money.'

Constable John Le Maistre says there should be an island-wide ballot on whether the Bailiff remains speaker of the States Assembly.

He says a major change to Jersey's constitution should have the backing and acceptance of the majority of islanders.

However, Senator Sam Mezec says numerous reports show that a separation of powers is needed to enable democratic institutions to work properly and that it's 'time to get on with it'.

To hold a referendum on the dual role of the Bailiff would not only be a huge waste of taxpayers money at a time when...

Posted by Deputy Sam Mézec - Reform Jersey on Wednesday, April 10, 2019


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