Source: Channel Islands – States of Alderney
FORTHCOMING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
on Saturday 14th November 2020
On Thursday 5th November I, as Vice-President of the States, was requested by one of the candidates for the forthcoming election to the role of President, to arrange a Hustings.
That candidate has since indicated that he is uncomfortable with my involvement on grounds of impartiality. He has also indicated that he wishes to change the Hustings format from that used at the recent By-Election.
There is no requirement for a Hustings to be held and sensibly it can only take place if the two candidates are prepared to participate and accept the format of the event. I have not been able to secure that agreement and with my impartiality under question, the Hustings that I had been arranging in my capacity as Vice-President can clearly no longer take place.
It remains open to one or both candidates to arrange a private Hustings.