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Alleged breach of the Public Elections Law (FOI)

Alleged breach of the Public Elections Law (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 11 September 2018.


On the 25th of May 2018 the Jersey Evening Post reported that the States of Jersey Police were investigating an alleged breach of the Public Elections Law in relation to the distribution of an anti- Reform Jersey candidate containing allegations against (Name redacted).

I would like to know if this investigation has yet been resolved, and if so, whether the investigation found that there was a breach of the law or not.


The investigation is still ongoing. No further details can be given at this time.

Article applied

Article 42 Law Enforcement

Information is qualified exempt information if its disclosure would, or would be likely to prejudice-
(a) the prevention, detection or investigation of crime, whether in Jersey or elsewhere.

Public interest test

The States of Jersey Police believe that it is not in the public interest to jeopardise an ongoing investigation by revealing information about the investigation. There are times when it is in the public interest to do so when seeking further information from the public or witnesses. At this moment in time, no such information is sought.

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