Guernsey Election: Praise for amount of women nominated

There will be 28 women hoping to get elected compared to 12 in 2012. Credit: ITV Channel TV

An organisation trying to get more women into politics in Guernsey have praised the increase in those standing for the election in October.

Women in Public Life say it is really pleasing that the number of women standing for office this year is more than double the amount that stood in 2012.

This year there will be 28 women hoping to get elected, compared to 12 in 2012. However of the 119 candidates 91 are men.

Despite the 28 standing Ms Green says the Assembly is losing two of the best female Deputies in Michelle Le Clerc and Emilie McSwiggan, who are not standing for re-election.