A ST Saviour Deputy has confirmed that he will be seeking re-election in June’s general election.
Deputy Kevin Pamplin announced on Twitter that he had handed his nomination papers in and would seek one of the five Deputy seats on offer in the parish.
He was first elected in 2018 and has served on the Health and Social Security Scrutiny Panel.
In a statement posted online, Deputy Pamplin said: ‘It’s been an honour to represent you these past four years as Deputy of St Saviour, in what has been a period of time that has tested us greatly. But we have endured.
‘I return to you now to ask for your sacred vote once again as your dedicated, free-thinking, hard-working, collaborating but independent candidate for the parish, ready to serve you all with my proven track record representing the parish and, in the Assembly, I’m even more focused, experienced, matched with the energy to challenge and hold those in power to account.’
He added that rising inflation and the housing crisis were two of the biggest challenges facing the new Assembly, and that a ‘disconnection of leadership and accountability’ had prevented major progress being made in tackling those issues.
Deputy Pamplin becomes the eighth candidate to declare for St Saviour so far.
Jersey Alliance’s Mary O’Keeffe, Jersey Liberal Conservatives’ Malcolm Ferey, Progress Party candidate Sophie Walton, Reform Jersey’s Raluca Kovacs and independents Jonathan Channing, Tom Binet and Suzanne Webb have already announced their intention to stand in the election.
Islanders will head to the polls on 22 June.
This year’s election will mark the first to be contested under new reforms of the composition of the Island’s States Assembly.
The Islandwide mandate of Senator has now been scrapped in favour of 37 Deputy seats across nine constituencies alongside the 12 parish Constables.