I’m Tina Bury. I’m 36, a single mum, events manager and energetic member of several community groups. I moved to Guernsey aged 19 when I was working in the hospitality sector; I loved it here and settled - it’s my home.
I’m the sort of person that cannot tolerate injustice and I stand up for what I believe in. I’m standing for deputy to represent people like me; those that have felt frustrated by the recent flip-flopping on policy decisions, dismayed by political infighting and who value honesty and integrity in their leadership.
I aim to give a voice to those who feel under-represented and disengaged from politics; I want to give those people someone to vote for; someone who understands what life is like for hard-working families who just about manage to get by.
I believe that our island is best served if we care for everyone equally – with equal amounts of compassion, humanity and resources, particularly as we recover from the pandemic.
If I am elected, I will use my communication skills, gained throughout my career, to build constructive working relationships with my colleagues. Constructive relationships lead to healthy discussions and good decision-making.
I will challenge, question and listen to fully inform myself before making a decision. I am open-minded enough to alter my point of view, if it’s for the good of the community. This is not about me, it’s about us.
I want to help create a government that our younger generations can feel proud of; I want them to see clearly that the changes we make improve their opportunities and quality of life. Until everyone is taken along, I don’t believe Guernsey can say it’s truly at its best.