04 December 2008
Two nominations for the post of Chief Minister were received by the Greffier of the States before the statutory deadline for the close of nominations which was midnight on Wednesday 3rd December 2008. The members nominated, in the order in which the nominations were received, are –
Senator Terence Augustine Le Sueur
Deputy Alan Breckon of St. Saviour
In accordance with Standing Order 115 each nomination must be made by at least 6 elected members, being either current members who are remaining in the Assembly after 8th December or candidates who were successful in the recent elections and will be joining the Assembly on 8th December. The nominations are as follows –
1) Senator Terence Augustine Le Sueur
Senator Frederick Ellyer Cohen
Deputy Alan John Henry Maclean of St. Helier
Deputy Sarah Craig Ferguson of St. Brelade
Connétable Peter Frederick Hanning of St. Saviour
Deputy Jacqueline Ann Hilton of St. Helier
Deputy Sean Power of St. Brelade
Connétable Daniel Joseph Murphy of Grouville
Deputy Ian Joseph Gorst of St. Clement
Deputy John Alexander Nicholas Le Fondré of St. Lawrence
Alan Breckon of St. Saviour
Deputy Judith Ann Martin of St. Helier
Mr. Philip John Rondel
Miss Tracey Anne Vallois
Mr Jeremy Martin Maçon
Mrs Deborah de Sousa
Deputy Frederick John Hill BEM of St. Martin
Mr. Trevor Mark Pitman
Deputy Roy George Le Hérissier of St. Saviour
Connétable Alan Simon Crowcroft of St. Helier.
Each candidate is required to submit a statement setting out his vision for a strategic policy and the manner in which he would propose to discharge his responsibilities as Chief Minister. The statements of both candidates can be seen in the Order Paper for 8th December 2008 which is available from the home page of the States Assembly website.
The appointment will be made on Monday 8th December 2008 when the new States convene for the first time at 10.30 a.m. after the swearing in before the Royal Court of candidates who were successful in the recent senatorial, Connétables and Deputies elections.
In the States on 8th December 2008 the Greffier of the States will read out the nominations and the Presiding Officer will then draw lots to determine the order in which the candidates will address the Assembly. Each candidate will address the Assembly for up to 10 minutes followed by up to 40 minutes of questions from members. When one candidate is being questioned the other candidate must withdraw from the Chamber to a place where he cannot hear the proceedings in it. The Le Capelain Room in the States Building has been reserved for this purpose and an officer of the States Greffe will remain with the candidate.
When the speeches and questions are concluded a ballot will be held. The candidate who receives more than half of the votes cast will be selected as Chief Minister designate.
The States will then reconvene at 9.30 a.m. on Thursday 11th December 2008 to appoint the 9 Ministers, the Chairman of the Privileges and Procedures Committee, the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, the Chairmen of the 5 Scrutiny Panels and the Chairman of the Jersey Overseas Aid Commission.
Michael Nelson de la Haye
Greffier of the States
4th December 2008