Lyndon Farnham

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Lyndon John Farnham
Senator Farnham in 2017
Deputy for St Mary, St Ouen, and St Peter
Assumed office
Deputy Chief Minister of Jersey
In office
Chief MinisterJohn Le Fondré
Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture
In office
MonarchElizabeth II
Lieutenant GovernorStephen Dalton
In office
Deputy for
St Saviour No. 2
In office
Personal details
ResidenceSaint Ouen, Jersey
OccupationCompany director[3]
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

Lyndon John Farnham is a Jersey politician who was the Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport, and Culture. He was a Deputy for St St Saviour. He was also a Senator.[4] He is now a Deputy for St Mary, St Ouen & St Peter. He is a business consultant and a company director.

Early life[edit]

Farnham received his early education at St George's Preparatory, Les Quennevais, and Hautlieu School. He undertook a retail management traineeship at London’s renowned Harrods department store from 1982 to 1985.

Political career[edit]

He was first elected to the States in 1999 as one of the Deputies for St Saviour's No. 2 District. He was re-elected in 2002 and stood down in 2005.

He returned to the States' chamber in 2011, this time as a Senator, being sworn to office on 14 November that same year.[5]

He was re-elected in October 2014 and 2018, and 2022.[6]

He was Jersey's Deputy Chief Minister between 2018 and 2022 and Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture between 2014 and 2022.[6]

Election results and appointments[edit]

In 1999 he was elected as Deputy of St Saviour No. 2 district.[7]

In 2002, he was re-elected as Deputy of St Saviour No. 2 district unopposed.[7]

In 2011, he was elected Senator with 11,095, 39.3% of the ballot.[8]

In 2014, he was re-elected as Senator with 10,409, 41.8% of the ballot.[8]

In 2018, he was re-elected as Senator with 12,417, 45.9% of the ballot.[9]

In 2022, he was elected as Deputy of St Mary, St Ouen, and St Peter with 1,101 votes, 29.8% of the ballot.[6]

Ministerial appointments[edit]

In 2011, he was appointed as Assistant Minister for Home Affairs.[10]

In 2014, he was elected as a Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport, and Culture.[4]

In 2018 he was re-elected as Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture.[4]

In 2018 he was appointed as Deputy Chief Minister of Jersey.[5]

Electoral reform[edit]

Farnham led the campaign to retain the office of Senator, supporting Option C in the Jersey electoral reform referendum held on 24 April 2013.[11]


Farnham condemned the hunting in the Faroe Islands of white-sided dolphins. A pod of 1,428 white-sided dolphins were driven into shallow waters at Skálabotnur beach and slaughtered. Farnham stated that he does not want Jersey to engage in diplomatic relations with a nation that allows such brutal practices. He further criticized the Faroese government for permitting this so-called tradition to persist, calling for them to take responsibility and end the practice.[12][13]

Business career[edit]

He is a company director and a past president of the Jersey Hospitality Association,[14] and a former chairman of the Jersey Battle of Flowers Association.[15]


  1. ^ "Jersey Features – Deputies 2002". BBC. 3 November 2002. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  2. ^ "About Me". Retrieved 7 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Group | Hotels in Jersey – The Royal Yacht Luxury Hotel, Spa & Restaurants". Retrieved 7 October 2012.
  4. ^ a b c "Members". Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Members". Retrieved 7 October 2012.
  6. ^ a b c "Jersey Election 2022: Full Results". BBC News. 23 June 2022. Retrieved 10 August 2023.
  7. ^ a b "Members". Retrieved 10 August 2023.
  8. ^ a b "Lyndon Farnham / Jersey Elections Archive /". 27 November 2002. Retrieved 10 August 2023.
  9. ^ "Jersey Election 2018, Senatorial Nominations: Lyndon Farnham". ITV (TV network).
  10. ^ Jersey, States of. "Government of Jersey". Retrieved 22 August 2023.
  11. ^ "Jersey referendum taxpayers' money request". BBC. Retrieved 31 March 2013.
  12. ^ "'Abhorrent' dolphin killings in the Faroe Islands to be discussed ahead of NatWest Island Games". Jersey Evening Post. 24 April 2023.
  13. ^ "Politician slams Faroe Islands' 'barbaric tradition' after dolphin slaughter and calls for boycott". ITV (TV network).
  14. ^ "St Helier hotels among 'most expensive' says travel firm". BBC News. 14 March 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2023.
  15. ^ Newsdesk (19 May 2015). "States will continue giving grants to 'immensely important' Battle of Flowers and Air Display". Jersey Evening Post. Retrieved 26 August 2023.

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