2022 Jersey General Election pushed back to June?

The suggestion will be debated and voted on by all politicians when they meet at the end of April. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Jersey's next General Election could be delayed to June 2022.

The political body which looks after the rules of elections wants to push it back a month to prevent campaigning by candidates clashing with Liberation Day.

In 2018, when the election was moved from the autumn to the spring, existing politicians were part of the official 9 May ceremony, while new candidates were not - sparking concerns those attending the formalities had an unfair advantage.

Now the Privileges and Procedures Committee is proposing it move to June and a date at least five weeks after Liberation Day.

The Privileges and Procedures Committee Chair says it has "listened to feedback from the public and Parishes regarding the suitability of mid-May" as the General Election day.

The suggestion will be debated and voted on by all politicians when they meet at the end of April.