Entries tagged 'politics'

The following 31 entries have been tagged using the term politics. Click the titles to read the full entry in each instance.

Castle Cornet surrenders to Guernsey
Castle Cornet was a royalists' stronghold when the rest of Guernsey supported parliament

Sark holds its first election
Residents of Sark voted in the island's first full election in 2008

Sark women get the right to inherit
400 years late, woman at last gained equal rights to the men of Sark

Guernsey recruits caused concern in Parliament
Despite their independence, Guernsey and Jersey frequently come up in Parliament. On 21 November 1916, with the First World War raging, Ian Malcolm, MP for Croydon, voiced his concerns about two recruits to the Royal Court. According to Hansard, the official record of proceedings in the house, he asked the Home Secretary, Herbert Samuel, …whether […]

Guernsey aimed for equal adoption rights
Guernsey made it easier for unmarried or same-sex couples to adopt

States of Guernsey hired its first independent vet
The States of Guernsey hired its first full-time vet in 2011. The successful candidate, David Chamberlain, had already worked as a vet on Guernsey since 1987. After a successful career that included an invention and a buy-out he was appointed to the part-time role on 7 November. A varied career After studying at the Royal […]

States of Guernsey voted to lower the voting age
Guernsey lowered the minimum age for voting in elections to 16 in 2007.

Bailiff Sir Peter de Havilland was born
St Peter de Havilland was Bailiff from 1810, having already made a fortune privateering.

Major General Sir Isaac Brock died
Isaac Brock was killed while defending Canada from American troops.

Sark voted for democracy
Sark voted for full democracy after centuries as a feudal state