Alderney Elections 2018 - Questions to candidates

Every 2 years the States of Alderney elects 5 new 'ordinary members' to stand for a term of 4 years total. These members decide on the policies and strategies which drive Alderney's government and with increasing financial pressures becoming ever more demanding, the Trust feels it is vital that its members understand candidate's views on conserving Alderney's natural environment - one of the few resources Alderney can claim as its own.

Questions to Candidates Standing in the Ordinary Elections for the States of Alderney 2018

Six years ago the Trust started to ask Nominees if they were willing to respond to questions on the Island’s natural environment. Responses would then be fed back to the Trust’s members. There is no pressure on nominees to respond, but we hope that in doing this the Trust is offering candidates an opportunity to express their specific views on the environment to a significant part of the community. This year the Trust has ask the nominees:

1. How important do you feel Alderney’s natural environment is to you personally and what specific measures would you put forward to ensure it is appropriately cared for?

2. As a States Member you will have the responsibility for protecting and ensuring the wise use of Alderney’s natural assets. You will also be asked to ensure that the island’s economy and its community as a whole is maintained, and viable. How will you achieve sustainable economic and community development1 to ensure Alderney’s future and what key goals would you set to achieve this?
 


This year's election will be held on the 1st December.  The above questions are formulated in accordance with the aims of the Trust as laid out it in its Memorandum of Association.

The responses of any nominee, who can find the time to respond, will be published here alphabetically in order that the Trust's membership and any other interested parties can consider them.  

The Trust recongises the extraordinarily difficult nature of the role of States Member and applauds all nominee's for standing.  Further it recognises that an absence of response may well be due to factors such as the limited time available and other work pressures, but it does appreciate all responses received and wishes those standing good luck in their endeavours.

 

Responses

Annie Burgess

David Earl

Kevin Gentle 

Christian Harris

Victor Levine

Sally Pond

Steve Roberts

William Walden

 

1. Sustainable development is primarily defined as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (Brundtland Commission, 1976).