Part One – Standing for Election (Section 1: Making the Decision)
Go back to Getting Into Guernsey Politics
Before we start: Register to voteIs this blog for me?
What does it take to be a Guernsey politician?Have I got the skills?Do I know enough?Am I ready to do it?Couldn’t I be more effective on the outside?How much can I achieve?Am I old enough?Can I afford it?Can I cope with the stresses?What if I need a reasonable adjustment?What’s the time commitment like?Will I be able to keep working?What will it mean for my family?What will it mean for my health?What are the risks?Should I be worried about skeletons in my closet?But what if it’s me in the closet?Will I be employable afterwards?Can I make a career out of this?
What if I don’t have a thick enough skin?Does it matter if I’m not from Guernsey?
What is the hardest thing I will ever have to do?
What if I really can’t do this right now?
When do I have to make my decision?Why did you do it?
Go on to Section 1.2: Getting Elected