Ten Guernsey parish posts contested


Only 10 of Guernsey's parish official posts will be contested at the next elections.

Polling for douzeniers is due to take place in the Castel, Forest and St Saviour and for a constable in St Peter Port, all on 3 November.

Constables look after the day-to-day parish administration, while douzeniers meet to consider parochial matters.

Before 2004 the representatives had a seat in the government, but since then their role has been questioned.

In June the States of Guernsey made a number of changes to the roles, including repealing laws that were more than 100 years old.

It also decided a charter would be drawn up to define the relationship between the island's parliamentary body and the parochial authorities.

Contested seats

In the Castel four people are looking to be elected to one of the three douzenier seats; Caroline Bowker, John Cook, Graeme Cox and Robert Marquis.

The Forest also has four candidates for three douzenier positions; Keith Bienvenu, Dr Michael Mowbray, Anne Shakerley and David Winch.

In St Saviour three douzenier seats are being sought by five nominees; Michael Best, Paul Burnard, John Foley, Renaut de Garis and Roger Perrot.

Current St Peter Port constable Jenny Tasker will defend her seat against Dennis Le Moignan.

The Parish of St Sampson has received no nominations for the role of constable so the post will be readvertised.

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