One of the first challenges put to candidates on social media was to explain our position on the deficit.

According to the T&R Minister, at the end of 2015, the States had raised £382m in tax and other income, but had used about £405m (£365m on public sector expenditure, and £40m allocated to capital) – resulting in a shortfall of about £23m between the States’ income and its outgoings.

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I’m delighted to announce that I am standing as a candidate for the West in the 2016 Election. Over the next few days and weeks, I’ll post here about important and relevant topics – questions I’ve been asked on doorsteps, or at hustings, or issues that have come up in the news – so that you can find a more detailed insight into my politics, when deciding how you want to use your votes.

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