Guernsey

Guernsey chief minister looks for mix of skills

Peter Harwood
Image caption Deputy Harwood said his nominations would not be influenced by who did or did not vote for him

Guernsey's new Policy Council is likely to be filled by a mixture of new and experienced politicians, the island's newly elected chief minister has said.

The council, made up of the chief minister and 10 department ministers, is due to be elected on 8 May.

Deputy Peter Harwood said he would be contacting States members to discuss their potential involvement and priorities for different departments.

He said: "I've already said I want the right person for the right job."

Deputy Harwood said he would not be influenced by whether or not someone had supported his nomination for chief minister.

Before the elections on 8 May he will name his preferred candidates for each of the 10 ministerial positions and the four committee chairmen.

He said: "I will be approaching the preparation of my nominations for ministers with a completely clean view, I have no political baggage, I have no preconceptions."

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