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Nominations announced for ministerial posts

16 November 2011

Chief Minister designate Senator Ian Gorst has announced his nominations for the 9 ministerial offices, elections for which will be held on Thursday 17 November.

‘I believe that the nominations I have made for each of the ministerial offices blend experience with talent. In all cases these candidates are able to hit the ground running or have shown an interest and ability in the field for which I have put them forward,’ said Senator Gorst.

Senator Gorst went on to say “I am confident that the nominations that I have put forward can work effectively as a team whilst representing a broad spectrum of political views.”

Senator Gorst also announced that Senator Sir Philip Bailhache and Senator Paul Routier M.B.E. have agreed to take on roles as Assistant Chief Minister. ‘I am particularly pleased that both Senator Bailhache and Senator Routier have agreed to support me in this way and I will give further details of the specific roles that they will be fulfilling in due course,’ he said.

The 9 nominations for ministerial office are as follows:

Treasury and Resources
Senator Ian Le Marquand

Social Security
Senator Francis Le Gresley

Housing
Deputy Andrew Green

Education, Sport and Culture
Deputy Patrick Ryan

Economic Development
Senator Alan Maclean

Home Affairs
Senator Lyndon Farnham

Planning and Environment
Deputy Robert Duhamel

Health and Social Services
Deputy Anne Pryke

Transport and Technical Services
Connétable John Refault

‘I look forward to forming a Council of Ministers which will work well together and will retain, at its core, the best interests of the whole Island community,’ said Senator Gorst.

Senator Gorst will make his nominations on Thursday before the new States Assembly. Each ministerial office will be taken in turn and other candidates can then be nominated. If an election is necessary each candidate will speak for 10 minutes and then face 20 minutes of questioning from Members. The election for ministers will take place by secret ballot.

Jersey’s new Council of Ministers will be in place as soon as the election process is complete.

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