Leaflets through the letterbox to win votes

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And they seem to be doing it with varying levels of success.

St Helier No 3/4 candidate Deputy Richard Rondel has clearly been busy, putting together a glossy four-page pamphlet.

St Clement candidate Philip Renouf, meanwhile, has taken the more minimalist approach of producing an A3 sheet – the front of which is dedicated to a picture of himself and contact details.

Trinity candidate David Richardson should perhaps have checked the campaign website he has included on his manifesto before pressing ‘go’ on the printer.

If you type the website address given – sustain.com – into your browser you are taken to a site selling high-end survival bags and kits.

Perhaps it was a simple mistake, or perhaps he knows something we don’t.

Mr Richardson ends his manifesto with a picture of the Queen sitting next to the Chinese premier to symbolise the phrase ‘globally connected’.

St Clement candidate Lindsay Ash has boldly given his campaign the slogan ‘Get on the L.Ash’ and promised to vote against any proposed tax rises on alcohol. He has, however, taken a rather unusual step in not making any election pledges.

On his vote.je manifesto, he said: ‘What are you going to do?’ would be a fair question to ask any candidate. It would equally be wrong of them to tell you. Due to a lack of a party system one person out of 49 cannot possibly guarantee anything.’

Senatorial candidate Gino Risoli said ‘to all those in government that now have stood down we must thank them’ although he is unclear whether we should be thanking them for their service or for stepping away from the States.

Reform Jersey – the Island’s only political party – have taken a nine-in-one approach for the St Helier Deputy candidates leaflets. The party are fielding three candidates in each of the three St Helier districts.

Their leaflet outlines what each of their St Helier candidates stand for but by going to all residents across the parish in a one-size-fits-all approach, six of their candidates are irrelevant to everyone.

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