JERSEY Consumer Council officer Suzette Hase is standing for Deputy in St Helier No 3.
Miss Hase (40) is a former news presenter and used to work in public relations. Since 2006 she has worked for the Jersey Consumer Council and organised both the 19,209-strong petition against GST – the largest in Channel Island history – and the protest against the tax in the Royal Square.
St Helier No 3 is the biggest electoral district in the Island and has four Deputies, all of whom are ministers or assistant ministers: Assistant Transport Minister Jacqui Huet, Assistant Education Minister Ben Fox, Assistant Housing Minister Jackie Hilton and Transport Minister Guy de Faye.
‘I opposed the implementation of GST and was the organiser of both the petition – Jersey’s largest – and the protest in the Royal Square,’ said Miss Hase. I am deeply worried about the current policy of increasing economic growth, to supposedly aid our ageing society, just by inviting more and more people over.
‘This may be a good short-term solution, but Jersey’s infrastructure and demand on our public services will only take so much, and saturation point, if we haven’t already got there, is only a few short years ahead.’
Miss Hase, who lives in the district, says that the main issues for the area are the refurbishment of States housing, getting rid of the sewage smell at Bellozanne, relieving parking and traffic congestion, improving bus routes and building bus shelters and supporting youth clubs and activities.
She has a son, Taran (16), and was educated in Jersey, England and Ireland.