Candidate’s standing in next month’s Jersey General Election are being asked to pledge to fight for the rights of consumers.
The Jersey Consumer Council has asked all those facing a vote to make a “Consumers’ Political Promise” by completing a set of questions designed to give islanders a clear view of how consumers’ interests will be represented in the States.
The results from the questions, which have also been sent to those individuals who have been elected unopposed, will be published on 11 May, just before polling day.
The pledge covers a range of issues, from food costs, pricing transparency, interaction between consumers and financial services in Jersey, primary health care and customer services.
Consumer Council Chairman Carl Walker said: “More than ever before, the views of consumers in this island need to be taken seriously and pushed up the agenda, none more so than in the States Chamber itself.”
“Therefore, the answers the candidates give to our Consumers’ Political Promise will allow the electorate to judge for themselves who will best represent their views in the States before they make their way to the polling stations next month.”