Part Two – In the States(Section 1: Serving Your Constituents)
Go back to Getting into Guernsey PoliticsGo back to Section 1.3: Election Day and Beyond
What responsibilities do I have to help people one-to-one?Who is likely to ask me for help?What kind of issues might I be asked to deal with?Are there any boundaries I should set from the start?Where can I go for advice?
Do I need to reply to every email I receive?Should I be accessible on social media?
What if people want to meet face-to-face?How do I make sure I stay safe?Are there meeting room facilities I can use?
What can I do if someone takes against me?How do I deal with insults or attacks on social media?What if someone is systematically undermining me or spreading lies about me?What if the media misrepresents me?
How do I make sure people know what I’m doing?How much time should I plan to spend on one-to-one work?How much time should I give to the media?How do I say sorry?
Go on to Section 2.2: Committee Work