Grouville Deputy Carolyn Labey also says that during the next term of office she hoped the States Assembly could focus on important issues such as Brexit and the economy rather than electoral reform.
The Deputy, along with Constable John Le Maistr,e have both been re-elected unopposed, making Grouville and St Martin the only parishes to have uncontested seats for both Deputy and Constable.
Deputy Labey, who was first elected into office in 2002, said the economy, Brexit, health, population and the environment were important issues for the next Assembly.
‘I think we really have to focus on these issues,’ she added. ‘It is difficult when you are always looking at yourself. We were considering [during the last Assembly] if we are in the right constituency, if we need super-constituencies, if we need the Bailiff.
‘I really just wish we could park all of that for one term of office and focus on the issues.’
And with so many long-standing politicians leaving the States, Deputy Labey said she was prepared to serve in whatever way she felt her skills lay.
‘I think experience is the name of the game,’ the chairman of Jersey Overseas Aid said. ‘So many Members have resigned. While new people are a good thing, as they bring with them new energy, experience in the States might be very well sought after.
‘I have always felt that the ministers should come from the Islandwide mandate. However, four Senators were removed a few years ago – I tried to keep it 12 Senators.
‘In the last term of office we had the Planning Minister, Education, Social Security and Home Affairs all coming from the Deputy ranks. I’m no longer going to hold myself back.’
When asked what role she would consider taking, Deputy Labey replied: ‘I’ve always been interested in External Relations and international work. I love what I’m doing with JOA. I would love to continue my role there.
‘My background is in finance, so, whatever.’