Terry Le Main
|Terence John Le Main|
|Minister of Housing|
Dec 2005 – Jun 2010
Nov 2005 – Nov 2008
|Residence||Saint Clement, Jersey|
Terry Le Main (born November 1939) is a former Jersey politician.
He was first elected to the States of Jersey as Deputy of Saint Helier No. 2 in 1978 (re-elected 1984). He was elected as Senator in 1994 and re-elected in 1990. In the 1996 Senatorial election he was ousted in 7th place with 9,578 votes. He then successfully stood for election is his former Deputorial seat in St Helier No. 2 in 1996, topping the poll with 669 votes, and topped the poll again in 1999 (782 votes) and was re-elected in 2002. He stood again as Senator in 2005 and was returned to the Senatorial benches in 4th place with 12,159 votes.
Le Main elected not to stand as Senator in the 2011 Election but again contested the St Helier No. 2 District seeking election as a Deputy. He polled 593 votes, 101 behind Geoff Southern, and failed to gain election.
Senator Le Main was the Minister for Housing of Jersey from 2005. The Housing department is responsible for general housing policies, liaising with the housing trusts and administering private and public rent subsidies. He resigned in 2010 over allegations of his relationship with a property developer, Frank Venton. He denied the allegations, and was subsequently cleared, in 2012, by the States of Jersey police due to lack of evidence.
He is also Deputy Chairman of the Overseas Aid Committee.
Senator Le Main first raised the issue of deliberately planting high hedges in 1999. As of July 2007, this had still to be resolved but a proposition was due for debate in the States.
In 2003 Senator Le Main called for a review of Social Housing  The issue was still being debated in July 2007 at the final sitting of the States before summer recess.
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