That was a long day! From eight in the morning to eight at night, candidates and supporters stood by the Parish Hall door, suffering from both sunburn and exposure thanks to the rather variable weather. The flow of voters never stopped and some had to queue for up to half an hour before getting their time in the booth. To all those who took the trouble, thank you!
Thanks, as well, to all the volunteers who made the day possible, from the Honorary Police to the many Adjoints and to the Parish staff. Their day ended at three in the morning..
The count took another two and a half hours and by ten thirty we had our results: Kirsten Morel, who beat me by three hundred votes, and I would be the next two Deputies for St Lawrence.
This is the last stretch. From tonight, we will have three more afternoons visiting homes in the Parish. On Monday night, we will have knocked on about 2,300 doors. I can barely believe it, but the 250 Km on the bicycle odometer are a hint that this is real. I apologise if we missed you and I am sorry if I couldn’t access, or find, your front door. For those who would still like to have a chat, I will be at the St Laurent Pub on Tuesday 15 between 19:30 and 21:30.
Our hustings took place yesterday, May 2nd, at the St Lawrence Parish Hall. We had a full room and were able to answer more than twenty questions in an orderly and respectful way that earned praise from the audience. I do prefer a dialogue instead of the strict question and answer format but I think that worked well in showing the position of all three candidates on most of the issues of concern to parishioners. A full video of the event is available there: https://www.vote.je/connetable-deputy-hustings-videos-2018/