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States Assembly First Year Review

In the first year of the States of Jersey Assembly since the elections on the 16th May 2018, there have been 16 sittings of the Assembly held over 25 days.

157 votes have been held, of which 143 (91%) were adopted by the Assembly. 89 votes (57%) received no opposition.

Of the 49 States Members, 21 Members hold Ministerial positions and 21 Members hold Scrutiny positions.


132 propositions have been submitted to the States Greffe during the first year of the new Assembly, 9 of which were withdrawn. There are 19 propositions awaiting debate in upcoming sittings of the Assembly.

21 States Members have lodged a proposition in their own name (outside of the remit of their Ministerial or panel position), of which 8 are new Members.

Propositions brought to the Assembly
Name# Active# Withdrawn
Carina Alves S*10
Louise Doublet10
Lyndon Farnham M10
Inna Gardiner S*10
Gregory Guida M*10
Russell Labey50
John Le Fondré M10
Mary Le Hegarat S*10
Steve Luce10
Jeremy Maçon M92
Sam Mézec M01
Kristina Moore S10
Steven Pallett M10
Jess Perchard S*10
Trevor Pointon S*10
Geoff Southern M20
Montfort Tadier M20
Richard Vibert S*01
Rob Ward S*30
Scott Wickenden S01
John Young M10

M = Holds Ministerial position
S = Holds Scrutiny position
* = New Member


14 Members have brought an amendment to another Member's proposition in their own name, including 5 that hold Ministerial positions and 2 new Members.

Amendments brought to the Assembly
Name# Amendments
Simon Crowcroft S4
Sarah Ferguson S1
John Le Bailly S1
John Le Maistre S1
Steve Luce2
Jeremy Maçon M1
Judy Martin M1
Deidre Mezbourian1
Sam Mézec M1
Kirsten Morel S*3
Jess Perchard S*1
Montfort Tadier M2
Scott Wickenden S2
John Young M1

M = Holds Ministerial position
S = Holds Scrutiny position
* = New Member


There have been 239 oral questions and 395 written questions asked by States Members in the first year of the new Assembly.

Generally, Members holding Ministerial positions do not ask questions of their fellow Ministers. However in the past year, 8 Members holding Ministerial positions have asked questions in the Assembly.

18 Members have not asked a question in the Assembly during the first year. Of those not asking questions, 5 Members do not hold a Ministerial position.

Questions asked in the Assembly
Name# Oral# WrittenTotal
Stephen Ahier S*9817
Carina Alves S*44246
Lindsay Ash M*314
Richard Buchanan M*202
Simon Crowcroft S121022
Louise Doublet6612
Lyndon Farnham M000
Sarah Ferguson S10616
Inna Gardiner S*303
Ian Gorst M000
Gregory Guida M*000
Mike Higgins225577
Rowland Huelin S*21113
Mike Jackson S246
David Johnson S202
Carolyn Labey M000
Russell Labey426
John Le Bailly S000
John Le Fondré M000
Mary Le Hegarat S*31619
John Le Maistre S112
Philip Le Sueur000
Kevin Lewis M000
Steve Luce101
Jeremy Maçon M91019
Judy Martin M000
Deidre Mezbourian246
Sam Mézec M61420
Kristina Moore S11314
Kirsten Morel S*19827
Len Norman M000
Steven Pallett M213
Kevin Pamplin S*223860
Jess Perchard S*51015
Susie Pinel M000
Trevor Pointon S*5712
Hugh Raymond M*000
Sadie Rennard S000
Richard Renouf M000
Karen Shenton-Stone S*325
Geoff Southern M265379
Montfort Tadier M182745
Christopher Taylor M000
Graham Truscott000
Tracey Vallois M000
Richard Vibert S*000
Rob Ward S*215475
Scott Wickenden S325
John Young M101

M = Holds Ministerial position
S = Holds Scrutiny position
* = New Member


On average, States Members each participate in 88.5% of votes in the Assembly, by voting pour, contre or abstained.

There has been 100% attendance of all States Members for only 2 votes (P.18/2019 & P.28/2019), while the lowest participation for a vote was 28 Members (P.112/2018). Over the past year, there has been an average of 43 Members present for voting on a proposition.

14 Members were en defaut at the time of voting, meaning that they were not present for the vote and did not have a vaild reason:

Members En Defaut
Name% Votes En Defaut
Sarah Ferguson S1.3%
Ian Gorst M6.4%
Gregory Guida M*0.6%
Carolyn Labey M0.6%
Russell Labey19.1%
Philip Le Sueur5.7%
Steve Luce8.9%
Jeremy Maçon M3.8%
Judy Martin M6.4%
Deidre Mezbourian0.6%
Susie Pinel M10.2%
Sadie Rennard S3.2%
Geoff Southern M3.2%
Christopher Taylor M3.2%

* = Holds Ministerial position
S = Holds Scrutiny position
* = New Member

The majority of Members did not vote on a proposition in the Assembly at some point during the year, being registered as not present for the vote:

Members Not Present
Name% Votes Not Present
Stephen Ahier S*0%
Carina Alves S*3.8%
Lindsay Ash M*1.9%
Richard Buchanan M*3.2%
Simon Crowcroft S8.3%
Louise Doublet9.6%
Lyndon Farnham M3.2%
Sarah Ferguson S4.5%
Inna Gardiner S*0%
Ian Gorst M15.3%
Gregory Guida M*6.4%
Mike Higgins21.7%
Rowland Huelin S0.6%
Mike Jackson S2.5%
David Johnson S2.5%
Carolyn Labey M7.6%
Russell Labey6.4%
John Le Bailly S1.3%
John Le Fondré M11.5%
Mary Le Hegarat S*0%
John Le Maistre S13.4%
Philip Le Sueur15.3%
Kevin Lewis M3.2%
Steve Luce21%
Jeremy Maçon M0%
Judy Martin M6.4%
Deidre Mezbourian7.6%
Sam Mézec M6.4%
Kristina Moore S10.2%
Kirsten Morel S*11.5%
Len Norman M27.4%
Steven Pallett M8.3%
Kevin Pamplin S*1.3%
Jess Perchard S*3.2%
Susie Pinel M2.5%
Trevor Pointon S*6.4%
Hugh Raymond M*1.3%
Sadie Rennard S11.5%
Richard Renouf M6.4%
Karen Shenton-Stone S*3.2%
Geoff Southern M24.8%
Montfort Tadier M14%
Christopher Taylor M14.6%
Graham Truscott1.3%
Tracey Vallois M13.4%
Richard Vibert S*4.5%
Rob Ward S*0.6%
Scott Wickenden S6.4%
John Young M5.1%

M = Holds Ministerial position
S = Holds Scrutiny position
* = New Member

According to Hansard, the Dean of Jersey has contributed on 2 occasions in relation to oral questions (OQ.78/2018 & OQ.199/2018).