May I offer my grateful thanks to all those Jersey voters who turned out to support me at the 2016 Senatorial bye-election poll.

Naturally, I was disappointed with the numerical result, but I was pleased to note that a number of my manifesto proposals were taken up by other candidates during the course of the 3 weeks of hustings.

I also offer my congratulations to Senator Sarah Ferguson, my former colleague in the States Assembly, on her win. Sarah and I share common ground on a variety of issues and I am pleased to say that I will be working with her on a new approach to our publicly owned utilities.

I would also thank those of you who contacted me by email offering encouragement and some helpful ideas and opinions. I will be working on a more comprehensive analysis of the problems facing Jersey and for those interested in finding solutions to existing and future issues, please contact me.