We are committed to Progress
For our Island to continue to be successful and prosperous, it must forge ahead with a shared consistent vision with decisive leadership. The Progress Party was formed to provide such leadership and develop policies to drive Jersey forward.
The existing legislature of unaffiliated States of Jersey members and government members has proved to be less than ideal as a democratic institution and it is time to resolve this. With a team of organised like-minded members in government The Progress Party will work together to solve island challenges with decisiveness.
The Progress Party, with clear coherent and Member supported policy, will accelerate positive growth in the economy and in the island as a whole. We will replace stagnation, inept government leadership and lack of drive with positivity for our future.
We will, with your input, deliver a strong, cohesive and focused plan for our Island fit for the challenges ahead.
Senator Steve Pallett (Party Leader)
Steve is married to Ann, has 3 children and lives in St. Brelade. He was educated at St. Marks Primary and Hautlieu schools. He managed various businesses including his own fibreglass products company for 30 years.
Elected as Connetable of St. Brelade in 2011, Steve initially served in Scrutiny on various Panels but after re-election in 2014, became Assistant Minister at the Economic Development, the Environment and Education Departments.
Successfully standing as a Senator in 2018, Steve served as an Assistant Minister at both the EDTSC and Health Departments until November 2020 and was politically responsible for sport during this period. He is currently working in Scrutiny and is Chair of the Migration and Population Review Panel .
Steve is an accomplished sportsman, representing Jersey at football and completing Round Jersey and Jersey to France swims. He has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for charity and is a former President of the Honorary Police.
“I have for some time been keen to offer prospective candidates support through a structured and progressive political party. By forming The Progress Party we will be looking to provide that important support by building a party that represents its membership, presents policies that are developed by its membership, and involves its membership at all levels of decision making. It is my hope that our values and future policies will inspire Islanders from all walks of life to stand for the States Assembly in the General Election in June 2022.”
Deputy Steve Luce (Secretary and Party Whip)
Steve is a 62-year-old Jerseyman who has spent his life in the farming and growing industry, in the countryside, and on the seashore.
First elected to the States as Deputy of St Martin in 2011, Steve is an ex-Environment Minster and a past Chairman of the Economic Affairs Scrutiny Panel. He has also previously served on the Police Complaints Authority and the Youth Panel.
Steve has been a church organist for over 50 years, and lifeboatman with the RNLI for over 30 years. His interests include boating, music and sport, and spending time with his ever-increasing family.
“With the introduction of The Progress Party, we will hope to deliver a wide range of policies that will be beneficial for everyone. Those policies will be developed by our membership, and by working together we can deliver on a shared manifesto, a manifesto that our membership will also have been central to producing. My hope is that Islanders will want to join us and be part of a new way forward because being a member of The Progress Party will bring an opportunity to be part of the decision-making process. It is also our aim and ambition to help and encourage new political candidates, and give Islanders some real choice in the 2022 elections.“
“Jersey people are strongly independent and rightly proud of their traditions, and that is to be applauded, but having 49 States Members elected on individual manifestos does not provide the leadership and governance that they should expect in the 21st century. The move to the new district elections will provide an opportunity for a more equitable election system, and having candidates from The Progress Party, with a shared party manifesto, will make this new election process even more appealing to Islanders”
Edward Noel (Treasurer)
Eddie Noel, a Chartered Accountant by profession, retired from political office in May 2018, having served for some 10 years representing his home parish of St Lawrence. During his time as a States Member, he formed part of the Council of Ministers in Treasury & Resources, Health & Social Services, and finally as Infrastructure Minister.
“During my time in political office, I formed the opinion that as individuals our politicians have limited opportunities to deliver on policies they may have promised whilst seeking election. With the move toward large and in some cases multi-Parish electoral districts in 2022, I consider that now is the right time for a political party, such as The Progress Party, to offer candidates and potential candidates a shared platform built upon grassroots support of party members to contest the 2022 elections. The Progress Party will offer Islanders the opportunity to not only vote for their political representatives but also for a viable, costed manifesto, which with enough Progress party States Members being successful in the elections, will be a manifesto that can actually be delivered and The Progress Party held accountable for.”