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Meet the candidates: John Young

Meet the candidates: John Young

Wednesday 24 August 2016

Meet the candidates: John Young

Wednesday 24 August 2016


Five down - six to go - we're now at the half-way mark in our meet the candidates series.

Today it's the former head of Planning and former Deputy for St Brelade No 1.

John Young resigned his seat as deputy in the run up to the last General Election and unsuccessfully stood for senator.

What one thing would you do to improve life in Jersey?

Policies to reduce traffic congestion, still more and better public transport, restore a traditional car ferry in addition to fast ferry for reliability and day trips.

What’s your favourite place in Jersey?

St Aubin’s Harbour.

What’s your favourite meal?

Spaghetti Bolognese.

What’s your favourite pizza topping?

Quattro formaggi.

What’s your favourite drink?

Cider (Somerset or C.I.).

What’s your favourite song?

Turn, Turn, Turn by The Byrds (Bob Dylan song).

What’s your favourite book?

As a bibliophile, impossible for me to chose one.

Modern fiction – Sovereign - C J Sansom (historic crime fiction).

Early 20th-century fiction – Dead Ned John Masefield (Poet Laureate) so fresh – warrants a film script.

Classic – Far from the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.

Non-fiction – Diaries – Alan Clark (politics with spice).

What’s your favourite film?

Not a great film goer, but anything with great film music, by John Williams, Craig Armstrong, Thomas Newman, Hans Zimmer.

Most fun - The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (music by Thomas Newman).

If you were an animal what would you be?

A dolphin.

Who would you like to be stuck in a lift with, and why?

Boris Johnson, because of his gift for making humour and creative expression. I would love to learn how he does it, and pick up lots of anecdotes. 

Who would you hate to be stuck in a lift with, and why?

Russell Brand.

Who would you vote for in this election if you couldn’t vote for yourself?

Sam Mezec.

Tomorrow - Sarah Ferguson.

Tonight's Hustings - Wednesday 24th August - Grouville Parish Hall - 19:30.

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