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Official Stanley Results

November 5, 2009

The Official Stanley results are as follows:-

Richard Sawle – 770 votes

Gavin Short – 590 votes

Glen Ross – 491 votes

Emma Edwards – 474 votes

Jan Cheek – 452 votes

Mike Summers – 402 votes

Eric Goss 252 – votes

John Birmingham – 250 votes

Norman Clarke – 249 votes

Jackie Cotter – 187 votes

Andrea Clausen – 139 votes

Janet Robertson – 95 votes


Total votes cast 4351

We would therefore like to congratulate Dick, Gavin, Glen Emma and Jan for being elected into the next Assembly.




Official Camp Results

November 5, 2009

The Official Camp results are as follows:-

Roger Edwards – 148 votes
Sharon Halford – 147 votes
Bill Luxton – 147 votes
Ian Hansen – 93 votes
Richard Stevens – 57 votes
Clive Wilkinson – 46 votes

The Blog Team would like to congratulate Roger, Sharon and Bill on being voted to the next Assembly.

Poll Closed

November 4, 2009

Thank you for all the votes cast in both the Stanley and Camp poll.  The on line poll is now closed, however, the results to that point will remain on the blog. To all those on the Electoral Roll please use your vote on polling day to assist in the forming of the next Assembly.

Jonathan Butler – Moderator

Has the Poll been useful?

November 4, 2009

We are now into the penultimate day before voting, has this poll been useful? On Tuesday 3rd November, this blog had 866 hits. A good percentage voted. Has the poll been popular amongst viewers, please comment on how it could be improved or what you would like to see after the 5th November.

Who will you vote for – Camp?

November 2, 2009

Completely anonymous, protected from people voting more than once… who will you vote for?

Who will you vote for? – Stanley

November 2, 2009

Completely anonymous, protected from people voting more than once… who will you vote for?

From Gilbert House

October 30, 2009

Review of Government – major outcomes Executive Council paper number 233/08 was made available to the public and press on 11 February 2009 by way of a Press Release.  This information was in the Penguin News, broadcast over FIRS and was a sent to SeAled PR (for distribution to members of the Rural Business Association), the Chamber of Commerce and is posted on the FIG website under Media Centre – News – February 2009


Anyone requiring a copy of the paper should contact the Office of the Legislative Assembly on telephone 27451 or email

This blog will remain open

October 29, 2009

First and foremost, congratulations Steve on your new job.

Secondly, I have been asked to take over as the moderator on this blog, I am happy to do so and I will carry on with the same impartial view as Steve started the blog with. This is a vehicle in which to ask prospective candidates their views on issue’s that are close and could affect your quality of life. This blog can also be used by prospective candidates to air not only their manifesto’s but also other view’s that have arisen since their manifesto’s have been issued.

Stanley, 29 October 2009

Election Candidate – Jacqueline Cotter

October 29, 2009

About me

I am 27 years old. I came to the Falklands in 1992 and consider the Falklands to be my home. I have been through the Falkland education system and have a law degree. I have been married for three years to Antoine.

Reasons for standing

To facilitate change for the benefit of younger members of society and to give a voice to their concerns and needs with the inclusion of other social groups.

I would seek to provide a more common sense approach to politics. I believe that there needs to be more interaction and accountability between the public and their elected representatives.

I do not believe that families should be penalised by the withdrawal of child benefit. This should be available to all children regardless of their parent’s financial situation.

I would like to see the introduction of a rent to buy scheme for first-time buyers, at a reasonable price. The idea would be that a house is built which has the option of either entering Government stock or is available to the tenant to buy. The tenant pays a type of rent every month as usual and some of that rent is used to purchase the property over time.


The Falkland Islands Government needs to make stronger decisions in regard to Argentina and stand by the implications of them.

Self Determination

Under the UN Charter I believe it is our absolute right to continue our allegiance with Britain and the people of the Falkland Islands have a right to be heard.

Economic and Fiscal Management

I understand that finances are tight but there needs to be a balance between saving for the ‘rainy day’ and investing in projects for the long-term sustainability of Falkland Islands.

I would seek to explore any alternative ways of funding and investment in the Falkland Islands.


I believe that children should be given every opportunity to fulfil their ambitions. In order to achieve this children should be given the best quality of teaching here and abroad. I would like to encourage investment in young people from the private sector through a sponsorship scheme.

Transport and Communications

The next Council must make a firm decision on the new port development.

I would like to see a safer MPA road by the filling of ditches.


It is difficult for an expanding population to receive free health care indefinitely. I would like to reinstall a medical service levy provided that is solely for the medical department and only charged once.


There should be a thorough look at the needs of people in Camp. I would like to see what the Rural Development Strategy determines.


There needs to be a careful balance between tourism, conservation and commercial development including oil and fisheries.

Life and Community Safety

We should support the Police and other Emergency services to ensure they have the equipment to fulfil their responsibilities to the public.


I would like there to be a better understanding of the needs of people in the Islands and acting upon these particularly relating to housing, employment and pensions. Ignoring this section of society may result in these individuals leaving the Islands and taking their skills with them.

It is essential to develop the Falkland Islands for the needs of the people here and now. There needs to be active progression and development in all areas not complacency.

I am aware that I do not hold a vast knowledge, which a Councillor may require. I welcome input from the public. There has not been a young representative on council for over thirty years and I hope by standing to demonstrate that is possible, regardless of age and perceived inexperience to be a valuable representative.

If you believe I can make a difference, please vote for me on November 5th.

Thank you.

Jacqueline Cotter

Mobile: 55473

Change please…

October 29, 2009

My last post as Blog co-ordinator…

I have, or will today, accept a promotion within FIG to a senior post, so it is unwise for me to carry on facilitating this blog.

I am working to identify a small team that will carry on with the blog, so please keep on reading and commenting.

It has been a pleasure to run the blog, a little over 1500 hits in a few days is very impressive.

keep on blogging

Steve Dent