Deputy John Le Fondré has tabled a proposition that would set up a general election starting from 2011, regardless of whether the current reform plans are passed.
He says that if the Privileges and Procedures Committee’s plans are rejected, Members should still have the opportunity to back a general election and request further reforms to be brought back to the States.
Privileges’ proposals would divide 37 Deputies into six ‘super-constituencies’ and remove Senators, while giving all Members a four-year term. An amendment by Deputy Bob Hill would also remove the 12 Constables.
The reforms are listed for debate at the first sitting after the summer recess on 8 September.