AN allegation of an election smear campaign against St Peter Deputy Collin Egré prompted parish Constable Tom du Feu to call a clear-the-air meeting last week to stop unfounded rumours being spread.
The meeting was held after Deputy Egré’s campaign team were told that senior honorary police officers had allegedly passed on untrue allegations about him. The Deputy spoke to both the Constable and Attorney General William Bailhache after he received reports that the rumours were being spread around by honorary officers.
However, Mr du Feu said that he spoke to parish Chef de Police, Centenier Malcolm L’Amy, who flatly denied that he and his team had been responsible for spreading any unfounded rumours about the current Deputy. Centenier L’Amy, who is currently on holiday in Florida, said that he had more important things to think about than Deputy Egré and the St Peter election.
Mr du Feu said that he called the meeting of the proposers and seconders of the candidates involved in the recent election for parish Constable in which John Réfault defeated Deputy Egré. ‘I was made aware there were rumours circulating about Deputy Egré and made it clear that if anybody had any evidence about alleged misconduct, then they should present it. There was no substance to the allegations contained in the rumours. They were totally unfounded and I wanted to ensure that it stopped,’ he said.
• Picture: Deputy Collin Egré