Two-way fight for Constable in St John
THERE will be a contested election for Constable in St John when the present incumbent, Mike Touzel, steps down.
Former dairy farmer Chris Taylor and St John Procureur du Bien Public Richard Dupré have both declared an interest in the post to replace Mr Touzel who is retiring for health reasons, having served a three-year term of office.Parish Deputy Philip Rondel has confirmed that he will not be standing in the election for personal reasons.Mr Taylor (47) retired from dairy farming last year, but still has farming interests.
He was in the Honorary Police for 17 years, and was a Centenier for two years.Mr Dupré (58) spent 38 years with Jersey Telecom, and was its premises and transport manager.
Now semi-retired, he does electrical and plumbing work to keep himself 'out of mischief'.He has a long history of parish voluntary work, serving in the Honorary Police for 20 years, for five years as a Centenier.
He was elected a Procureur in 2001.
The parish had always been his interest, he said, and he knew many parishioners.
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