This week, End Cannabis Prohibition Jersey held it's first meeting with an independent candidate, Dr Helen Miles, who is standing for election as a Deputy in St Brelade (District 2).
Our meeting with Dr Miles went really well and we had a great discussion, which included some interesting insights from her time as a civil servant.
We are grateful to the Santander Work Café for their provision of free meeting rooms in Town, and for accommodating us downstairs.
ECPJ were due to meet with The Progress Party this week, but this has been re-scheduled to next week.
We continue to reach out to election candidates via email. Several of the current States Members seeking re-election requested that we get back in touch after Easter, so we'll chase them up next week.
A number of candidates have yet to respond to our emails but we'll persevere to engage with them on the subject of cannabis reform.
There are now less than 10 weeks to go until the elections on the .
So far, 39 candidates have declared their intentions to stand in the 2022 elections – 33 for Deputy and 6 for Constable.
2 candidates have previously been States Members, while 2 other candidates have stood for election before. There are 21 new candidates.
8 candidates standing for Deputy have yet to declare in which District they will be standing.
Of the 33 Deputy candidates who have declared to date, 16 are party members and 17 are independent:
- Jersey Alliance - 6 members
- Jersey Liberal Conservatives - 2 members
- Reform Jersey - 5 members
- The Progress Party - 3 members
4 of the independent candidates are members of the Better Way Coalition.
Of the 23 independent candidates standing for either Deputy or Constable, 6 have websites and 13 have published an email address.
28 of the 39 declared candidates have a Twitter account.
19 States Members have so far declared their intentions regarding the upcoming elections, of which 5 are standing down.
The Connétable of St Saviour, Sadie Le Sueur-Rennard, sadly passed away recently. We shall miss her wit and experience in the States Assembly, and offer our sincere condolences to her family and friends.
À bétôt et à la préchaine,
The ECPJ Team.