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Deputy Rob Ward has announced that he will be standing for re-election in the St Helier Central constituency as a Reform Jersey candidate.

Deputy Ward was first elected in May 2018 and has served as the chair of the Children, Education and Home Affairs Scrutiny Panel since then. Previously, he was a teacher and president of the local National Union of Teachers branch.

He said - “I have proudly represented St Helier as a Deputy since May 2018 and believe I have gained a reputation as a committed and hard-working States Member. I have been a vocal contributor in States debates and have tabled more questions than any other member. As well as chairing a Scrutiny Panel and serving as a member of many others, I have held regular constituency surgeries and taken on casework to support people across the Island.”

In the Assembly, I have successfully brought forward propositions to deliver a new youth and community centre in the north of town, introduce a bus pass for students and declare a climate emergency. Most recently I won a proposition to ensure that the gas works site can be used for an extended Millennium Park and much needed new primary school to meet the education needs of the children in St Helier.

I have fought for much more, including free school meals, increases in the Minimum Wage and removing duty from biofuels which the wider Assembly failed to support. I believe that with more Reform Jersey candidates elected, we can deliver more for the people of Jersey.”

I am standing for re-election because I want to continue my work and complete the task of providing schools and youth facilities for the St Helier Central constituency. I will continue to represent you with strength and purpose. I will drive forward a progressive Education agenda, ending the constant cycle of paid consultants and instead acting to improve opportunity. We must ensure our response to climate change means a fair transition for all of our community. With my Reform Jersey colleagues we will again pursue our clear manifesto pledges and our commitment to a fairer society.”

Deputy Ward now joins Catherine Curtis, Deputy Geoff Southern and Deputy Carina Alves as the Reform Jersey candidates for St Helier Central.