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First St Helier Centenier election contest for nearly 20 years

First St Helier Centenier election contest for nearly 20 years

Sunday 26 November 2023

First St Helier Centenier election contest for nearly 20 years

Sunday 26 November 2023


A candidate who opposed St Helier Constable Simon Crowcroft in last year’s general election is making a further attempt to be elected to public office.

Mark Le Chevalier claimed around 40% of the votes when the parish went to the polls in June 2022, but was defeated by Mr Crowcroft by 3,110 votes to 2,166.

Now Mr Le Chevalier has been nominated for the role of Centenier as one of three candidates for the two available positions, which will cover a three-year term.

The other candidates will be incumbent Centeniers Danny Scaife, who is also St Helier's Chef de Police, and David Curtis.

It is believed that the contested election will be the first of its kind in the parish for around 20 years.

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Pictured: The candidates running in next month’s election are (from left to right) Mark Le Chevalier, Danny Scaife and David Curtis.

Mr Crowcroft said he was pleased to see the interest from candidates that had sparked the election.

"The role of Centenier is an onerous one and very important for criminal justice in the parish – the parish hall review system is admired internationally for the way it steers people away from a criminal record," he said.

"We would usually be relieved to have enough people stepping forward, so to have a contested election is encouraging."

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Pictured: St Helier Constable Simon Crowcroft said he was pleased to see the interest from candidates that had sparked the election.

A hustings event is expected to take place during the run-up to polling day, and will be publicised by the parish on its website, through the media and via social channels.

Mr Crowcroft said voting would take place at the Town Hall between 08:00 and 20:00, and there would also be an opportunity for pre-poll and postal voting.

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Posted by IanSmith97 on
I bet we will be queuing round the block waiting for the polls to open - NOT!
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