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New entry into Constable election
A member of Jersey's Democratic Alliance has announced he will be standing for election as Constable.

Alvin Aaron will be standing against current Town Constable Simon Crowcroft in the elections.

Following Mr Aaron's announcement, Darius Pearce, head of the political pressure group Progress Jersey, said he would no longer stand.

St Helier and St Clement residents will elect their Constables in January. Current terms end in December.

Both Constable Simon Crowcroft and Constable Derek Gray have indicated they will run for the position again.

The elections will be held on 9 January, and the Constables will be sworn in two days later.

The Constable acts as the titular head of the honorary police of each of the 12 parishes in the island and the title is thought to date back to the early 16th Century.



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