30th August 1940

Jersey holds elections during the Occupation

Whatever the outcome of the elections of 1940, ultimate authority would still remain with the occupying forces and, through them, the German government in Berlin.

There was just one seat to be filled and two candidates, Edward Campbell, who won more than two thirds of the vote, and Thomas Jenkins. The results of the election were short-lived, with Campbell’s position abolished less than two years after its creation.


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