Geraint Jennings

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Geraint Jennings
Municipality of St Helier, Jersey
Assumed office
Dec 1996
Constituency St Helier, Jersey
Majority Unopposed
Personal details
Born 13 May 1966
St Helier, Jersey
Political party Jersey Green Party

Geraint Jennings (born 13 May 1966)[1] is a Jersey politician and linguist.

Biography[edit]

Born in Saint Helier, he was educated at Victoria College Preparatory and Christ's Hospital. He graduated from University College, Oxford with a Master of Arts (Oxon) in Modern Languages. Further studies include a Licenciate Diploma in TESOL from Trinity College, London. He is fluent in Russian. His interests include art and illustration. He is the Procureur du Bien Public for the parish of St Helier.

Jèrriais[edit]

He is a teacher of Jèrriais and strongly active in the Société Jersiaise, which is a group dedicated to maintaining Jersey's language, history and culture.

He created Les Pages Jèrriaises, and currently maintains them. He is the resident Jèrriais reporter for the Jersey Evening Post and Parish Matters.

In 2007, he won first place "for the best short story in Norman" at the Fête Nouormande in Bricquebec for his story entitled "La frontchièthe".[2] He won first place again in 2008 for his story entitled "Feu et feunmée".[3]

He has worked on the translation of Lewis Carroll's story Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, which was published in 2012, as L'Travèrs Du Mitheux Et Chein Qu'Alice Y Dêmuchit.[4]

Politics[edit]

Jennings became politically active as a member of the Jersey Green Party. After it disbanded he acted as an independent.

Parish municipality[edit]

He was elected to the Municipality of the Parish of St Helier in 1996 as a member of the Roads Committee and was re-elected in 1999, 2002 and 2005. In his role he masterminded the parish cycling strategy.

Candidacy for Jersey elections[edit]

Jennings has stood for election in the States of Jersey on seven occasions, but not elected:

Date Election District Party Votes
1992 Election for Deputy Trinity
October 1993 Senatorial election (Island-wide) Green Party 2,793[5]
November 1993 By-election for Deputy St Helier district 3&4
November 1996 Election for Deputy St Helier district 3&4 568[5]
February 1999 Senatorial by-election (Island-wide) 440[5]
October 2002 Senatorial election (Island-wide) 4,667[1]
November 2002 Election for Deputy St Helier district 3&4 486[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "This is Jersey - Election 2002 - Senatorial". Archived from the original on March 29, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Archives 2007". magene.com - langue et chansons normandes. 
  3. ^ "La Fête Nouormande 2008". Société Jersiaise. 
  4. ^ Carroll, Lewis; Tenniel, John. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [L'Travèrs Du Mitheux Et Chein Qu'Alice Y Dêmuchit (Romance Edition)]. Translated by Jennings, Geraint. ISBN 1904808964. 
  5. ^ a b c Jennings, Geraint (4 May 2000). "Jersey Politics Page - election results archive". Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "This is Jersey - Election 2002 - Deputies". Archived from the original on September 28, 2007.