- Parish Castel
- Experience New Candidate
Educated at the Grammar School, Guernsey I graduated from the Arts University Bournemouth with a Degree in Fine Art. Since that time I have worked in Physical and Mental Health care (including tracheotomy training at St Thomas’ Hospital, Central London). I successfully ran my own business, became a Champion for Guernsey Mind and a qualified Mental Health First Aider alongside continuing to work as a professional artist.
- Arts and Culture – Encourage awareness of the importance of the arts on the Island
- Education – Stop the 2 school programme
- Environment – Tackle climate change
- Equality – Help implement the ‘Anti-discrimination laws’
- Health Care – Investigate ways to ensure healthcare workers receive the pay rise they deserve, support easier access to medicinal cannabis, enable easier access to Mental Health care
- Say no to GST
As a new, independent candidate I can offer Guernsey a fresh perspective as a Deputy. I will represent, support and speak up for the community and the individuals who have been waiting too long to be heard. I aim to tackle the pressing issue of climate change by supporting projects which create, protect or enhance sites of nature conservation and proactively look for solutions to help Guernsey develop in an eco-friendly manner. I believe to rebuild the economy post-Covid 19 we need to focus on the infrastructure of Guernsey and invest in local contractors.
In June 2018 I moved back to Guernsey having lived in London for 4 years. Living in Westminster educated me, however, it made me realise how much I missed Guernsey and how appreciative I am to have returned to live here permanently on our beautiful Island.
Moving back coincided with my ‘Notes to Islanders’ public art project (a series of brightly coloured boards with life-affirming quotes which I installed around the Island) Working with Guernsey Mind and the Guernsey Arts Commission the aim of this project was to help dispel the stigma of Mental Health in Guernsey. As a professional artist I use my art work as a platform to raise discussion surrounding political issues. The signs’ public presence gave me the chance to speak to the community and listen to issues that were raised.
I am an empathetic, hard working and passionate individual who likes to get things done effectively and efficiently. My life experience has given me a strong character and leadership skills. I am a friendly, open-minded and approachable person who cares very strongly about the Island of Guernsey
and the well-being of my fellow islanders. I believe communication and connection are essential in maintaining a thriving society. I enjoy speaking to people and hearing different points of view.
Thank you for taking the time to read my manifesto, I hope I have your support on Wednesday, 7th October.
I am aware there are many manifestos to read through so I have kept this short.
Please take a look at my website www.sianjones.org or follow me on social media if you would like to find out more.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, I will reply ASAP.
Proposer Emily Litten and seconder Graham Duerden.