Reform Jersey
Reform Jersey

Deputy Carina Alves will be standing for re-election as a Reform Jersey candidate in the constituency of St Helier Central.

Carina was born and raised in Jersey, having a career as a teacher before being elected to the States in May 2018. She is the first States Member of Portuguese heritage.

She has served as a member of the Health and Social Security Scrutiny Panel and was elected to the senior role of chair of the Privileges and Procedures Committee, where she was responsible for bringing forward the legislation to reform our voting system and increasing transparency and accountability on States Members’ declarations of interest.

As a backbencher, she succeeded in getting the government to agree to set up a compensation scheme for people suffering from Mesothelioma after contact with asbestos.

Carina said – “This last term has been a steep learning curve with COVID and Brexit, but as a party we worked extremely hard to continue to support our constituents. I carried out scrutiny of COVID legislation as a member of the health scrutiny panel, was able to successfully complete a course in Parliamentary Governance and dealt with many safeguarding concerns through case work that have had a positive impact on families and children.”

This election could be a real turning point for achieving tangible changes. I would like to continue to empower the public and ensure they have access to information they need and their rights. Voters are often left unsure, disillusioned, or confused by systems in place so ensuring information is communicated in an accessible and consistent way to all is paramount.”

Islanders’ health also continues to be a real issue, both mental and physical, understanding that factors such as, unaffordable housing and inadequate work conditions can all have an impact is important, so it is important to have a holistic approach - improving access to our health services as well as ensuring safe, affordable, and adequate housing and job stability need to be priorities.” Carina joins Catherine Curtis and Deputy Geoff Southern who have already declared as Reform Jersey candidates in St Helier Central.