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Reform candidate to stand alongside party leader in St. Helier

Reform candidate to stand alongside party leader in St. Helier

Friday 13 May 2022

Reform candidate to stand alongside party leader in St. Helier

Friday 13 May 2022

A former union representative and election candidate is standing for Reform Jersey in St. Helier South.

Tom Coles will join party leader Sam Mézec and local market trader Beatriz Porée on the ballot in the district.

Mr Coles (40) is an Operations Manager for a large security services firm. He stood unsuccessfully as a candidate for Reform in St. Saviour No 3 in 2018.

He said: “Watching the cost of living in Jersey spiral out of control, I have become increasingly concerned that we do not have the right people making the decisions to combat this crisis. 

“I believe that the current government is not in touch with the majority of Islanders and cannot see the hardships that many working families are facing.”

He said that, if elected, the environment and climate change would be a key focus of his.

“I want to help ensure that we all benefit from our transition to net-zero carbon emissions,” he said.

“So far, little more than lip service has been paid to this agenda. We must protect our greenspaces and the sea around us. This is particularly important in St. Helier where many people live in small apartments without access to open space and clean air.”

“There is also much more the government could be doing to help transition away from harmful fossil fuels, by incentivising the use of biofuels and investing in more renewable energy production. Reform Jersey will prioritise green initiatives, for the benefit of our environment and our economy.”

Mr Coles has served as an elected member of Reform Jersey’s Management Committee for five years.

Jersey's election is taking place on 22 June.

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