Sarah Ferguson voted back into Jersey's States Assembly

Sarah Ferguson has been voted back into Jersey's States Assembly, after a narrow victory in the by-election.

There were little more than 100 votes between her and Deputy Sam Mezec.

Both were among the 11 candidates vying for the Senatorial seat left vacant after Dr Zoe Cameron resigned in July.

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Immigration, population, taxes and housing are new Senator's priorities

Immigration, population, housing and taxes are among the political issues Jersey's newest Senator has vowed to improve.

Voters in Jersey have elected Sarah Ferguson into a Senatorial seat in the States Assembly, which was left vacant by Dr Zoe Cameron in July.

Here are her thoughts on the issues she's vowed to help tackle...


The level of immigration into the Island is unsustainable. No one would deny the benefits of fresh ideas being brought into the Island but the strain on infrastructure caused by uncontrolled immigration is worrying.

– Sarah Ferguson's manifesto

Population and housing

The increase in population means an ever-increasing demand for housing at all levels. At the lower levels it leads to difficulties for native islanders who may need social housing.

It is essential that there is support for the Parishes to find brownfield sites for affordable housing. Unless these are found the Parish villages will wither away and with them a significant part of the Honorary system.

Inward migration has increased the pressure on affordable housing. The consequent pressure on land available gives an incentive to reduce the sizes of property in an attempt to make homes more affordable. This must be resisted.

– Sarah Ferguson's manifesto


There must be a review of the total tax system and there also needs to be an up to date cost/benefit analysis of the zero/10 system. Then we evaluate reform of the system and possible charges.

– Sarah Ferguson's manifesto

You can learn more about Ferguson's policies in the following video, which was released ahead of yesterday's vote.

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