Hi there. I’m Heidi Soulsby and I was elected as a Deputy for SE District in Guernsey’s general election in April 2012 and I am standing for re-election in 2016.
When I first stood for election, I said that I wasn’t a typical politician. I hope that what you have seen over the last 4 years has demonstrated just that. Through my roles as Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Deputy Minister of the Health and Social Services Department and the other positions I have held, I have strived to make a difference through common sense, drive and passion.
In my manifesto I want to demonstrate not only what I see needs to be addressed in the next term, but also how what I say can be backed up by what I have done in the last 4 years. We have seen lots of strategies developed recently, with many fine words, but what we need now is action. However, I believe we have to be realistic. I could produce a long list of all the things that should be done, but what we really require is a States of Guernsey that is focused. Unless we establish priorities, expenditure could easily spiral out of control, leading to growing demands for tax rises to pay for everything. This must not be allowed to happen.
That is why the theme of my manifesto is focus. We must focus on where Government can, and must, make a positive difference. This includes long overdue action on housing, essential public service reform and support for economic growth. However, above all, it means transformation of our model of health and social care. That is why, if I am elected, I will seek to lead the new Committee for Health and Social Care to ensure that the positive work done, since the last Board took office in October 2014, can continue without delay.
Welcome to my website. Here you can read my manifesto, hear about my life in the States and other matters, as well as sending me feedback and your ideas.
To download the printed version of my manifesto please click here
I was delighted to be nominated by the Minister of Commerce and Employment for a place on the Board at the NOvember 2012 States meeting. A vacancy had arisen as a result of the resignation of Deputy Mike Hadley, following the debate on his requete on Sunday Trading the previous month. I was also really pleased to have been elected unopposed.
It is a perfect fit for me, as someone with a varied business background, and I am very much looking forward to helping make Guernsey develop a strong and diversified economy.
Hi there. My name is Heidi Soulsby and I am standing as a candidate in SE District. I hope you will be able to find some time to read about me, what I stand for and what I want to achieve if you elect me as Deputy.
I often hear people say ‘all these politicians are the same’. However, I can assure you that there is no-one currently sitting in the States of Deliberation that is like me. I hope that this manifesto will make it clear that I am not a typical politician. I want to see change in the way Guernsey is governed to bring it into the 21st century. The prevarications and procrastinations over the last few years have held the Island back. Delays in decision making have cost us millions. A lack of accountability and transparency have caused distrust and directly affected the lives of the Guernsey people, young and old. The current system has got to change and it can only happen with new blood in the States of Guernsey.
I hope to be able to meet as many of you in SE District over the coming weeks, but, if I don’t, feel free to contact me by any of the means shown on this site.
I look forward to hearing from you.