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St Helier by-election candidate (FOI)

DepartmentFreedom of Information
AuthorStates of Jersey
Issue date07 Feb 2019
StatusPublished
Cost Prepared internally, no external cost

Request

One of the declared candidates in the St Helier District No. 3/4 by-election is Lyndsay Feltham.

Some media reports have described her as a "civil servant", which, if correct, would imply that not only is she currently employed in the States of Jersey civil service but that she will remain in that employment if she is not elected as a Deputy on 27 February 2019. Jersey law differs from the practice of that in many neighbouring countries in allowing the majority of civil servants to stand for elections to the legislature without having to resign from their jobs and I would suggest that these other countries continue to impose such restrictions on civil servants for sound reasons.

Therefore please confirm the following details about Lyndsay Feltham:

A

Whether or not she is currently employed by the States of Jersey in a civil service position;

B

If she is currently employed in such a position, confirm the title of her job, the name of the States Department she works in and her level of seniority;

C

Confirm whether her job involves regular contact with any members of the Council of Ministers or Assistant Ministers and whether she is involved in the process of policy making and policy formulation;

D

Confirm which Minister or Ministers have political oversight for the States Department that she works in.

Response

A to D

Information in relation to St Helier No. 3/4 by-election candidate Lyndsay Feltham is available on vote.je (including contact details) through the following link:

Vote.je - Lindsay Feltham

Any further information held by the States of Jersey in relation to this candidate would be considered personal information and absolutely exempt from disclosure under Article 25 (Personal Information) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.

Exemption applied

Article 25 Personal information

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018.

(2) Information is absolutely exempt information if –

(a) it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018; and

(b) its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law


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