Judicial Greffe admits errors in election expense cases

Two deputies and one unelected candidate had their charges dropped. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Jersey's Judicial Greffe has admitted errors in the election expense cases dropped by the Attorney General this week.

Two deputies and one unelected candidate had their charges dropped, after it was discovered that up to 42 further candidates may have also broken election expense rules.

A letter of apology has been sent to all candidates accused of breaking electoral expense laws by the Judicial Greffier:

In a statement today, the Greffe admitted errors in the forms relating to the date and extension for declaring expense forms in the 2018 election.

The Judicial Greffe now says it will take a "more robust stance" in enforcing the rules relating to expenses forms from election candidates, and will be emphasising these duties to all future candidates.

  • WATCH: The lawyer representing the two deputies who had their charges dropped today read this statement outside the court...