The official website for the States of Alderney

Your States Members

There are no political parties in Alderney. Government is carried out by the States of Alderney (the legislature) which consists of a President and ten States Members. 

Each States Member holds office for a period of four years. Every two years five of the sitting members stand for re-election. Thus continuity at all levels is maintained and represents a stable, experienced parliamentary body.

You can find the contact details for each of your current 10 States Members and further information via this page.

You can contact all States Members using the online form here. 

  • Individual States Members listed A-Z

  • Guernsey Representatives

    • Alderney has two seats with voting rights on the States of Guernsey monthly Deliberation meetings with the aim of representing Alderney taxpayers in Guernsey decisions. Your elected two members are:

    • Steve Roberts
      Alex Snowdon

  • Declaration of Interests

    • Every year, during the month of May, all States Members are required to submit an up to date Declaration of Interests to HM Greffier.

      A pdf copy of a Member's Declaration of Interests can be found on their individual page.

  • Code of Conduct

    • The pdf icon Code of Conduct [1Mb] sets out what is expected of the States Members and how allegations of poor conduct can be investigated.

    • If you wish to make a complaint alleging a breach of the Code of Conduct by a States Member you must write to the President setting out the allegation and enclosing any supporting evidence.

      Unsubstantiated allegations will not be considered by the Chairman of the Panel.  Complainants are required to supply the Chairman of the Panel with supporting evidence and a complaint founded only upon a media report will not normally be treated as a substantiated allegation.  Anonymous complaints will only be considered in exceptional circumstances. 

  • Judgements

  • Rules of Procedure for States Meetings

    • The Rules of Procedure for States Meetings can be found in the  pdf icon Rules of Procedure [577kb].

    • States members are able to pose written questions to Committees under Rule 14 (previously Rule 6) of the Rules of Procedure. 

  • States Members Pay

    • States Members receive allowances of £9,629 each per year. The two representing Alderney in the States of Guernsey receive an additional £20,629 each. 

    • The allowance made to States Members follow the recommendations according to the pdf icon States Members Allowance & Expenses 2009 [203kb]

    • The payments made to States Members representing Alderney in the Guernsey States of Deliberation, according to the  States Members' Pay Rules [428kb]

  • How to engage with States Members

    • Members of the public can engage with States Members and access States information in a variety of ways.

      • Personal contact: 
        Members of the public are welcome to meet with individual members on a 1:1 basis to discuss issues within the published areas of responsibility.

      • People's Meeting:
        The monthly People's Meeting allows engagement on two levels:
        i. Formal discussion on items due to be debated at the next States meeting. This takes place one week before the States meeting and items to be discussed are published in the Billet D'Etat.

        ii. A wider ranging discussion on issues of importance to the public. From July 2014, this is on a trial basis where written questions are invited in advance for a detailed response in Part 2 of the People's Meeting. The deadline is noon the Friday before the People's Meeting on the following Wednesday.
        Written responses to the questions are published on the website as soon as possible after the meeting.

      • Minutes from meetings:
        Draft minutes from Committee meetings are published on the website as soon as possible after the meeting.

      • Hansard:
        The monthly States debate is recorded in States Hansard which is available on the website as well as in hard copy from the President's Office.

      • Press releases:
        Press releases are produced after committees and other significant events.

      • Website:
        States information is published on this website.

      • Library and notice boards:
        States information is also placed in the library and on notice boards outside the Town Church and the Court Office.

  • Information for prospective candidates

    • Criteria providing information for prospective candidates for is available to download pdf icon here [280kb] or via the download section on this page.

    • Please be aware that when considering whether a candidate is 'ordinarily resident' for the purpose of becoming an elected representative the following factors will be taken into account:

      • Has Alderney been your main home throughout the whole period?

      • Do you have strong personal ties to your home in Alderney eg relatives, pets, etc?

      • Have you consistently been on Alderney more than you have been away throughout the period?

      • Have you had a pattern of residency that most of the electorate would consider you to be normally on Alderney?

    • If your answers to any of the above are no, or probably not, you would be advised to contact the Chief Executive before standing. There can then be a discussion on how your residency situation is likely to be regarded in the context of the law and seek to clarify your eligibility to stand.

    • A comprehensive guide providing information for prospective candidates is available to download pdf icon here [4Mb] and via the downloads section on this page.

    • The guide includes details on the rules for those considering standing for election and information on the role of a States Member.

A candidate needs to be nominated by a proposer and seconder whose names must be on the Electoral Roll.