1. ITV Report

Jersey election hopefuls forum

States of Jersey Credit: ITV Channel TV

Candidates planning to stand in Jersey's General Election in May will speak to current States Members at a forum today.

They will also hear from representatives of the island's industries on issues affecting them.

There will be employers and staff attending from sectors including Finance, Agriculture, Retail, Hospitality, Engineering and Construction.

Those considering running for election will also get the chance to chat to officers from the States Greffe about the campaign process.

The 'drop-in' event is taking place in the States Building with a welcome address from the Bailiff at 10 am.

A lot of people might be thinking about standing but won’t follow it through because they find the whole process a bit daunting. Hopefully this event will provide people with a better understanding of what is involved and reassurance that help and support is available.

– Lisa Hart, Deputy Greffier of the States of Jersey