Jersey petition to reverse senator numbers decision

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States members voted to reduce Senator numbers from 12 to eight

States members are being petitioned over their decision to reduce the number of senators in Jersey.

Last month they agreed to changes that would see the number of senators in the States reduce from 12 to eight.

Former politician, Lyndon Farnham, set up a petition against that change and said his campaign was getting support.

He wants an independent body to be set up to oversee political reform in the island and make sure it is what people want.

He said: "My petition is not to keep Senators in the States for ever more, my petition is for the States to reverse its decision and maintain the status quo for the next election.

"That would allow an electoral commission to be established and proper well rounded, well consulted, sensible recommendations could be made for the future."

Mr Farnham said decisions over political change needed to be taken out of the hands of States members.

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