St Brelade poll muddle

THE same person could be elected as both Deputy and Constable in St Brelade next month.

As a result of the dates for the nomination meetings being a fortnight apart, it is possible that both sitting Deputy Sarah Ferguson and Jersey Democratic Alliance candidate Steve Pallett will be in the race for Constable and Deputy at the same time.

And it has been confirmed by Attorney General William Bailhache that the same candidate could be elected to both seats.

However, he said that it would then be up to the elected person to decide which of the two jobs he or she wanted to do.

Once that decision was made, a new election would be arranged for the seat the candidate did not take up.

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