DEPUTY-elect Jeremy Maçon has revealed why his mother replied to States e-mails on his behalf.
The 21-year-old spoke out after suffering a tough induction into the political world earlier this week when it was revealed that he had allowed his mother to reply to official States e-mails during correspondence with Deputy Geoff Southern.
The e-mail conversation ended with the frustrated political veteran advising Mr Maçon: ‘Grow up, Jeremy – ditch the mother.’ In a statement released yesterday, Mr Maçon, Deputy-elect for St Saviour No 1 district, said: ‘I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contacted me with their support. The email@example.com address is my election e-mail and my campaign team and I have been using this to contact the media, other candidates and the electorate.
‘This is not my private e-mail address, so all members of my team can use this address, and when they do, they sign off under their own names. I reiterate that it is not an official States Member’s e-mail address.’
Meanwhile, Mr Maçon will host a meeting at St Saviour’s Parish Hall tonight to allow residents to air their views on who should become the next Chief Minister – Treasury Minister Terry Le Sueur or Senator-elect Alan Breckon, a former St Saviour No 2 Deputy.