Film producer to stand for election in St Helier

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A FILM producer is to stand for election in St Helier as a Jersey Liberal Conservatives candidate.

Julie Wallman becomes that party’s third confirmed candidate – after leader Sir Philip Bailhache and charity chief Malcolm Ferey. She is seeking one of the five Deputy seats on offer in St Helier Central.

The JLC recently confirmed that it had signed an agreement with the Progress Party to work together and co-ordinate their campaigns. Sir Philip Bailhache would be the preferred candidate for Chief Minister for the coalition.

Ms Wallman was born in Jersey and worked in London and Italy before returning to the Island seven years ago. She is a director of Green Eye Productions, a film company producing feature films including Living with the Enemy, an account of the Occupation, inspired by a book of that name by Roy McLoughlin.

She said: ‘I would like to sort out some of the social inequalities in the Island. I see training as a key part of the solution so that everyone gets a chance of a better life. I want to see the social care model work for everyone.’

Sir Philip added: ‘Julie is a very compassionate and genuine person who would give her all for the voters of St Helier Central. She will bring a fresh dimension to the party and to public debate about the way in which we care for elderly and vulnerable residents. I am sure that she will get great support in the district where she lives and to which she is committed.’

Ms Wallman becomes the first non-Reform Jersey candidate to declare for the district after sitting Deputies Geoff Southern, Carina Alves and Rob Ward confirmed their intention to seek re-election alongside business owner Catherine Curtis.

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