However, he is already looking toward the 2008 campaign.
Deputy Southern says that he is now looking forward to making ground on the ‘political establishment’ in the coming polls, and has announced that the JDA’s manifesto for the 2005 campaign will be unveiled at a marquee event to be held at the People’s Park on 18 September.
With 27 elected candidates, the JDA would control a majority on the floor of the 53-strong States Chamber, but Deputy Southern says that they are unlikely to reach that figure this time around.
He said: ‘Realistically, we are after significant gains and we are looking for support from independent clear thinkers.’ So far, the JDA have announced that Deputy Southern will be standing as a Senator in the forthcoming polls, and that Shona Pitman will be standing in the Deputy’s St Helier No 2 district.
More JDA candidates are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.