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Inside the States Chamber

Inside the States Chamber

Council of Ministers election

Who's in and who's out? Today the States will start choosing its council of ministers.

UPDATES

The States will meet again on Monday morning to debate and vote on the Committee and Scrutiny Chairmen.
Posted 17:42


Public Accounts - Senator Shenton

Both candidates have pleaded their case for becoming Chairman of the Public Acccounts Committee. Members have voted and Senator Shenton is the new Chaiman of the Public Accounts Committe after receiving 33 votes to Senator Fergusons 19.
Posted 17:38

Audio icon PAC Speech and Questions >
Posted 17:43

Senator Ferguson has now started addressing the Assembly.
Posted 16:49

Senator Shenton has finished his speech and is now taking questions from members. The question session will last twenty minutes after which we should get the result of the PPC vote. After the PPC result Senator Ferguson will address the assembly.
Posted 16:09

Senator Ben Shenton has been nominated for the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, he will be up against Senator Sarah Ferguson for the role. Senator Ben Shenton will be the first to address the house.
Posted 16:09


Priviledges and Procedures - Constable Gallichan

Deputy Gallichan has been named as Chairman of the Priviledges and Procedures Committee after receiving 32 votes to Senator Syvrets 19. There was one spoilt paper.
Posted 16:49

The votes for Chairman of the Priviledges and Procedures Committee are still being counted - results are expected to be announced after questions to Senator Shenton in around 20 minutes.
Posted 16:20

Audio icon PPC: Senator Syrvet Speech and Questions >
Posted 16:10

Senator Stuart Syvret has now spoken to and answered questions from members on why he wants to be PPC Chairman. Votes are being counted and the result should be announced by the time Senator Shenton has finished addressing the house.
Posted 16:07

Constable Gallichan got her nomination in first so was the first to speak and answer questions. Senator Syvret has now started making his argument for why he should take up the role.
Posted 15:40

Candidates for Chairman of Priviledges and Proceedures are currently putting their case to members for why they think they should Chair that Committee.

The candidates for PPC Chairman are Constable Gallichan (St Mary) and Senator Stuart Syvret.
Posted 15:33

Audio icon PPC: Constable Gallichan Speech and Questions >
Posted 15:40

A considerable amount of lobbying is likely to take place over the next one and a half hours as Members try to work out whether they will become an Assistant Minister or not - before deciding whether to stand for a Scrutiny post.

Updates will be less frequent this afternoon with posts updating you on each of the Scrutiny appointments instead of on the start of every debate.
Posted 13:25


Housing - Senator Breckon

Senator Terry Le Main has been re-elected as Housing Minister with 27 votes to Senator Breckons 25.
Posted 13:22

Members have voted to meet back at 15:00. When they return they will first appoint the Chairman of the Priviledges and Proceedures Committee. Votes for Committee Chairmen work in the same way as votes for Ministerial positions.

When the Housing Minister has been chosen each of the new Ministers and the Chief Minister will officially take office.
Posted 13:21

Audio icon Housing: Senator Breckon Speech and Questions >
Posted 13:23

Senator Le Main and Senator Breckon have finished their speeches and answering questions from the house. A vote will now take place and members will break for lunch.

After lunch elections will take place for the Chairmen of each of the Scrutiny panels.
Posted 13:16

Senator Terry Le Main has finished addressing the house and has left the chamber. Senator Alan Breckon has now started his speech. A vote will take place in about 30 minutes.
Posted 12:47

Audio icon Housing: Senator Le Main Speech and Questions >
Posted 12:47

Senator Terry Le Main has started his speech to the house in the hope of winning their votes to become Housing Minister. Senator Breckon has left the chamber for a room away from the chamber.

Each candidate has ten minutes to speak and will face 20 minutes of questions. There will then be a vote after which members will break for lunch before voting on the committees and panels.
Posted 12:16

Members are expected to vote for the Housing Minister before breaking for lunch - leaving the votes for Panels and Committees until the afternoon.
Posted 12:04

Senator Terry Le Sueur has nominated Senator Terry Le Main for Minister of Housing.

He will compete against Senator Alan Breckon. The debate will take place after the voting rounds have finished for Education Minister.
Posted 11:54


Education, Sport and Culture - Deputy Reed

Deputy James Reed has won the vote to become Minister for Education, Sport and Culture with 31 votes to Deputy Herrissiers 22.
Posted 12:14

The final votes for Education, Sport and Culture Minister have been cast. Members have to chose between Deputy Herrissier and Deputy Reed.
Posted 12:09

The third ballot between Senator Routier and Deputy Reed saw the Deputy for St Ouen go through to the next round against Deputy Herrissier after getting 29 votes to 23 cast for Senator Routier.

That's now the second vote Senator Routier has lost in this series of votes for the make up of the Council of Ministers. It's also the second of the Chief Ministers Ministerial choices to be rejected.
Posted 12:08

The second round of voting has taken place and 16 votes went to Senator Routier, 16 to Deputy Reed and 20 to Deputy Herrissier.

A third ballot will now take place between Senator Routier and Deputy Reed. The winner of this ballot will go into a final ballot against Deputy Herrissier.
Posted 12:02

The second round of voting has taken place and we're now waiting on the result. A candidate needs at least half of the votes to win the post.
Posted 11:56

The first round of voting for Education, Sport and Culture Minister saw Deputy Judy Martin drop off the ballot paper after receiving 11 votes. Senator Routier received 16, Deputy Reed 13 and Deputy Herrissier 12.
Posted 11:56

All four candidates have now spoken and answered questions. The first round of voting is currently taking place.
Posted 11:45

Audio icon ESC: Deputy Herrissier Speech and Questions >
Posted 11:45

Deputy Herrissier has finished speaking and answering questions.
Posted 11:45

Deputy Herrissier will speak for ten minutes and will then answer questions for a further 20 before the vote takes place. There will be at least two rounds of voting.
Posted 11:15

Deputy Martin has now given her speech and finished answering questions from members. The fourth and final candidate for Education, Sport and Culture Minister is Deputy Roy Le Herrissier.
Posted 11:15

Audio icon ESC: Deputy Martin Speech and Questions >
Posted 11:15

The Constables have now returned to the house and Deputy Judy Martin has started her speech.
Posted 10:45

Audio icon ESC: Deputy Reed Speech and Questions >
Posted 10:43

Deputy Reed has given his speech and answering questions from the house. The order of people chosen to speak is based on the order of nomination.

The Chief Minister nominates first and then it is up to how quickly members get their nominations in. Deputy Martin will be next.
Posted 10:40

Audio icon ESC: Senator Routier Speech and Questions >
Posted 10:25

Senator Routier has now finished answering questions from Members. The Deputy James Reed of St Ouen will now speak to the house and answer questions.
Posted 10:10

There are currently no Constables in the States Chamber due to the swearing in of Centeniers around the island.
Posted 10:10

As the Chief Minister elects nominee for Education, Sport and Culture Senator Paul Routier has started his speech to the house. He is competing for the role against Deputy Reed, Deputy Martin and Deputy Le Herrisier.
Posted 09:40

Before the speeches started for the Education Minister role the States declared their support for the people of Sark.
Posted 09:35

States Members are back in the house ready to vote for the Education, Sport and Culture Minister, the Housing Minister and to appoint chairmen of the various panels and committees.

There are four people hoping to take on the role of Education Minister - as a candidate needs at least half the vote to get elected there may be multiple ballots with a candidate being eliminated in each round - until one candidate has 50% or more.
Posted 09:29

Friday 12 December

There are four candidates for the role of Education, Sport and Culture Minister.

Senator Paul Routier was nominated for Education, Sport and Culture by Senator Terry Le Sueur. He will be against Deputy Reed, Deputy Martin and Deputy Le Herrisier for the role.

The debate and vote will take place tomorrow after a proposition by Deputy Martin called for members to carry on tonight was rejected 44 votes to seven.
Posted 17:37

Senator Stuart Syvret has proposed an adjournment until tomorrow - voting for the final two Ministries in the morning. Deputy Martin suggested the opposite - voting for the rest of the Ministries tonight - starting on scrutiny panels tomorrow.
Posted 17:30


Transport and Technical Services - Constable Jackson

Constable Michael JacksonThe Constable of St Brelade, Michael Jackson received 33 vote to Deputy Duhamels 19. Constable Michael Jackson is the new Minister for Transport and Technical Services.
Posted 17:37

Both candidates have now spoken and members are currently voting for the Transport and Technical Services Minister.
Posted 17:30

Constable Michael Jackson has given his speech and answered questions in the house. Deputy Duhamel is now giving his speech. After he has finished answering questions- within the next 30 minutes - a vote will take place.
Posted 17:05

Constable of St Brelade, Michael Jackson was the Chief Ministers nominee for Transport and Technical Services. He is against Deputy Rob Duhamel for the office. Deputy Duhamel was nominated by Senator Freddie Cohen.
Posted 17:00


Social Security - Deputy Gorst

Deputy Ian Gorst has won the vote for Social Security Minister. The Chief Ministers nominee received 36 votes to Deputy Southern's 16.
Posted 17:00

Deputy Ian GorstDeputy Geoff Southern is giving his nomination speech in the chamber - there was a slight delay at first as there weren't enough members in the house.

Questions to Deputy Southern (JDA) will start soon. After 20 minutes of questions a vote will take place and nominations for Transport and Technical Services will take place.
Posted 16:00

Deputy Gorst has now finished giving his speech and is now taking questions from Members. You can hear the debate live by clicking the link above.
Posted 15:32

Deputy Geoff Southern has been nominated for Social Security Minister against the Chief Ministers nomination of Deputy Ian Gorst. Deputy Gorst has now started his speech to the States.
Posted 15:22


Home Affairs - Senator Le Marquand

Senator Le Marquand elected to Home Affairs >

Senator Ian Le Marquand has been elected Minister of Home Affairs with 34 votes to Senator Stuart Syvrets 18 votes.
Posted 15:31

Senator Ian Le MarquandBoth candidates for the role of Home Affairs have given their speech and answered questions from the house. Votes are now being counted in the Bailiffs robing room. We should know whether Senator Le Marquand or Senator Syvret are the new Home Affairs Minister soon.
Posted 15:21

Senator Ian Le Marquand gave his speech to Members and then answered questions for 20 minutes after the lunch break. Senator Stuart Syvret has now started giving his speech.
Posted 14:50

In light of Senator Le Sueur not getting his choice of Senator Paul Routier for Health and Social Services Minister he has decided to put Senator Routier forward for the Education post instead.
Posted 14:50

After the lunch break Senator Ian Le Marquand and Senator Stuart Syvret will put their case to become Home Affairs Minister to the House.

Senator Le Marquand was the Chief Minister Designates Nominee and Senator Syvret was nominated by Deputy Geoff Southern.
Posted 13:00


Health and Social Services - Senator Perchard

Senator Perchard elected to Health and Social Services >

Senator Perchard is the new Minister for Health and Social Services beating the Chief Minister Designates nominee, Senator Paul Routier. Senator Routier received 21 votes to Senator Perchard's 31.

Senator Jim PerchardSenator Le Sueur is now free to re-arrange his nomination list if he wants to put Senator Routier in another post.
Posted 13:02

Senator Routier and Senator Perchard have both faced the house - giving their speeches and answering questions from Members. The votes are being counted and then Members will break for lunch.
Posted 12:57

Senator Paul Routier has finished answering questions and has now left the chamber. Senator Jim Perchard will now speak for ten minutes before answering questions for a further 20 minutes from States Members.
Posted 12:27

Senator Jim Perchard has been nominated for the role of Health and Social Services Minister against the Chief Ministers choice of Senator Paul Routier. Senator Routier is currently giving his speech.
Posted 11:59


Planning and Environment - Senator Cohen

Senator Cohen elected to Planning and Environment >

Jersey's Planning Minister has been returned unopposed. Senator Freddie Cohen will carry out the role for a second term.

So far he is the only Minister to have been returned unopposed

Senator Cohen is one of only two existing Ministers Jersey Chief-Minister Elect, Senator Terry Le Sueur, wants to keep in their old role.
Posted 11:55


Economic Development - Senator Maclean

Senator Maclean elected to Economic Development >

Senator Alan Maclean has been elected as Economic Development Minister with 32 votes to Deputy Higgins 20 votes.
Posted 12:02

Senator Alan MacleanDeputy Higgins has finished answering questions and the vote has taken place.
Posted 11:55

The question period has now finished for Senator Alan Maclean. He will now leave the chamber while Deputy Higgins gives his speech to the house and answers questions. A vote will then take place.

You can now listen live to the States of Jersey by clicking the link above. We will post the full debate after Deputy Higgins has finished answering questions.
Posted 11:15

Deputy Mike Higgins has been nominated for the role of Economic Development Minister against Senator Le Sueur's nomination of Senator Alan Maclean.
Posted 10:45


Treasury and Resources - Senator Ozouf

Senator Ozouf elected to Treasury >

Senator Ozouf has been elected the Minister for Treasury and Resources with 38 votes to Deputy Southern's 13.
Posted at 10:55

Senator Philip OzoufThe speeches and debates have now finished and the votes are being counted. Members moved straight on with Economic Development while the votes were being counted.
Posted at 10:45

Deputy Southern has now started his speech for the role of Treasury and Resources Minister. He said he was standing for the job because he believes every position should be contested.
Posted at 10:16

Deputy Geoff Southern put his name forward to compete for the Treasury and Resources Ministry against the Chief Minister Designates nomination of Senator Philip Ozouf.

Each candidate has to give a nine minute speech which is followed by 20 minutes of questions. The candidate not speaking has to leave the chamber. Senator Ozouf is currently taking questions.
Posted at 10:00

 

last updated: 11/12/2008 at 10:52
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Ruth
No Cathy I WOULD NOT like people to be bullied into voting my way. I just wish the current states members would not be afraid to say what they really think without having to worry about the consequences.

Cathy
Looks to me as though Ruth actually WOULD like States Members to be bullied into voting for certain people - she'd just like them to be bullied into voting her way lol!

Ruth
In my opinion I wish that the States Members would make their own minds up and not be bullied or influenced into voting for certain people. A government for the people....yeah right!

Dave
There is a problem with the audio clips on this page. Audio cuts out after a few seconds.

Ben
Breckon was asked twice if he wanted a Ministerial job and twice he said no. Who cares who gets what as long as they do the job properly - remember, we are one of the few nations on the planet not in debt, and still not feeling what most others are economically - cone on, who cares if we're run by the loony left or the loony establishment, as long as they get it right! And we're doing a damn sight better than most - it seems that you doom merchants won't be happy until the island has sunk to its knees - get a grip and get a life.

Marx
Ahhh the status quo has been maintained, wonderful!..... NOT

Jeff
OMG bet they all read the Daily Mail

Ruth
Steve you are right it will be at our expense. All we can do is hope that there are a few people today willing to challenge the nominations and it isnt all of the 'establishment' that are given the ministerial positions.

john
Agree with the comment from Andy where are the women in this??????

mary
Shenton had a tantrum because nobody asked about his policies for Education. Never told anybody about any he had for Health & Soscial Services so expect everybody assumed he didnt have any for Education.(did he do anything at Health?)

Hunter
Why should there be women in the makeup Andy? Le Sueur stated in his speech that he wouldn't be putting women in the Council just to make up the numbers - he would put people into the jobs based purely on merit. To do so otherwise is a ridiculous notion. As for Alan, I'm surprised that he doesn't have a Ministry, but I would be even more surprised if he hadn't been offered one and had turned it down. To be honest, he does a VERY good job in scrutiny and I think that more than a few people will be glad to have him there.

Pete
Not stupid, just easily manipulated.let's hope the chamber vote differently.

susan
which 'people' is TLS thinking of with this lot

Steve
Ruth... yes he does, and as he wont be standing again, he has had the last laugth, and it will be at our expense.

Pete
So no space for Alan Breckon.Disgusting!

Andy
Where are the women? Surely any Government should be a representative body to reflect modern attitudes and society. All old boys together - what a surprise!

James
Thansk goodness 'Nero' Shenton is not on the list. Whatever the problems...everything is fine..and therefore perhaps that's why he's done nothing?

Ruth
The nominations do not surprise me. Its the same old story isnt it. I thought Terry Le Sueur said he wanted to be more for the people. This does not show it.He must think we are stupid.

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Ministerial Nominations

Treasury and Resources

Senator Philip Ozouf
elected


Economic Development

Senator Alan Maclean
elected

 

Planning and Environment

Senator Freddie Cohen
elected

 

Health and Social Services

Senator Jim Perchard
elected

 

Home Affairs

Senator Ian Le Marquand
elected

 

Social Security

Deputy Ian Gorst
elected

 

Transport and Technical Services

Constable Jackson
elected

 

Education, Sport and Culture

Deputy Reed
elected

 

Housing

Senator Le Main
elected



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