Politicians’ private lives will influence how some vote
Monday 11th March 2013, 5:00PM GMT.
A POLITICIAN’S private affairs are relevant to their public life, according to voters in the West District.
They were speaking after a judge criticised one of the district’s deputies, Arrun Wilkie, pictured, for making a ‘wholly mischievous’ claim for £3,248 against a client of his plumbing business in the Petty Debts Court.
While the claim was dismissed, judgment for £1,652 plus costs was awarded to the client.
Deputy Wilkie’s fellow Torteval douzenier, finance worker Rob Lenfestey, 43, said he did not want to comment specifically on the matter.
‘But I think an individual’s persona in their private life would influence anybody when it came to whether or not to vote for them,’ he said.
Dean of Torteval douzaine, Pat Le Tocq, said he had discussed the position with some members of the douzaine.
‘As far as we’re concerned it’s a business matter and do not want to comment further,’ he said.
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