Senatorial candidate drops out of race citing poor health

There are now 18 islanders standing for one of eight Senatorial seats at next month's General Election in Jersey after one candidate dropped out due to poor health.

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So who is left standing as Senator?

18 people are still standing for one of the eight Senatorial seats available at next month's General Election in Jersey.

  • Sean Power – current Deputy for St Brelade·
  • Andrew Green – current Deputy for St Helier and Housing Minister
  • Malcolm Ferey – Chief Executive of the Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Ian Gorst – current Senator and Chief Minister
  • Sarah Ferguson – current Senator
  • Philip Ozouf – current Senator and Treasury Minister
  • Ann Southern – retired teacher and NUT case worker
  • Paul Routier – current Senator and Assistant Chief Minister
  • Dr Zoe Cameron - GP
  • Alan Maclean – current Senator and Economic Development Minister
  • Chris Magee – pro-cannabis campaigner and former JEC employee
  • John Young – current Deputy for St Brelade
  • Sir Philip Bailhache – current Senator and External Relations Minister
  • David Richardson - accountant
  • Lyndon Farnham – current Senator
  • Guy Du Faye – former States member and journalist
  • Geoff Habin – business owner
  • Konrad Kruszynski – sales executive

Of the 18, 10 are sitting States members, six are new faces, one is former states members and one is a repeat candidate. There are two women standing and the first ever dual-nationality candidate.


What do you want in a Senator?

The Senatorial Hustings have begun - with the first last night in Grouville and the next tonight in St Clement.

We asked you what characteristics you are looking for in a candidate.

Senatorial candidate drops out due to ill health


There are now 18 islanders standing to become Senator in Jersey's General Election.

Shirley Baudains-Osborn has dropped out of the race due to ill-health.

The following announcement was made at the first Senatorial hustings this evening (Monday) in Grouville.

It is with a heavy heart that I am withdrawing from this election.

I am currently being treated for a severe debilitating bacterial eye infection, which started on Nomination Night and has been getting steadily worse, even with strong doses of antibiotics. The eye specialists are contemplating surgery on the abscess. Because of this I feel I must concentrate on getting better.

I wish my fellow candidates all the very best and offer my apologies to all of my supporters.

– Shirley Baudains-Osborn

Around 50 islanders were present for the Hustings. The next will take place tomorrow at St Clement Parish Hall at 7.30pm.

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