A message from Alderman Elect Greg Jones QC: I’m backing the Temple & Farringdon Together team

 

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Dear Fellow Elector,

I am writing to thank you for electing me as Alderman for the Ward of Farringdon Without two weeks ago and for giving me such a clear mandate. For those who haven’t seen the full results yet, the votes cast were:

Dr Helen Carr                                                  26

Robert Hughes-Penney                                98

Gregory Jones                                                  443

In seeking election as Alderman, I was clear that I wanted to be a visible and active figure in the Ward leading our team of City Councillors representing you, our electors.

On March 23rd, you will be asked to vote again; this time to elect the ten Councillors who will be your voice on issues like planning, air quality, transport, congestion, and open spaces. I wanted therefore to introduce you to the ten Temple and Farringdon Together candidates that I hope you will support in that election. They are:

George, John, Greg, Edward, Paul, and Wendy are all current hardworking local councillors serving this area. Caroline, Ruby, Oliver, and Will are all barristers in chambers within the Temple, who have strong experience as advocates and campaigners.

This is the team that I trust will deliver for our area and I hope you will join me in voting for them.

With best wishes,

Greg

GREG JONES

A note about procedure – the Alderman as Returning Officer

It is has been a tradition that the Alderman of the ward usually acts as returning officer for his or her ward in the common council elections.  Given the proximity of the two elections and my close involvement with my own supporters who are now candidates for common council I have already taken the very clear view that it would not be appropriate for me to serve as the returning officer for our ward.    Accordingly, my first act upon election was to write to the Town Clerk recusing myself from service as returning officer in this ward.  The office of the Town Clerk has accepted my position.  I will not act as returning officer for the ward of Farringdon Without on 23 March.

GPJ

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