Former Alderney States president mourned

Jon Kay-Mouat
Image caption Mr Kay-Mouat served a total of 29 years in the States of Alderney

Former Alderney States President and island stalwart Jon Kay-Mouat, 77, has died after a long illness.

Flags were flown at half mast around the island after Mr Kay-Mouat, the longest serving president, passed away in the early hours of Friday.

Current States president, Sir Norman Browse, expressed his, and the people of Alderney's, condolences to Mr Kay-Mouat's family.

Sir Norman described his work for Alderney as "invaluable".

He said: "Not only did Jon serve the island as president but he also served the community both as an advocate, notary public and chairman of Alderney Shipping.

"His loss will be felt throughout the island."

Mr Kay-Mouat was first elected to the States of Alderney in May 1970 and served as a States Member until December 1975 when he was first elected as president.

He was re-elected five times serving until 1993 before George Baron took over the role.

Mr Kay-Mouat returned to the post in 1996 and was re-elected in 2000 before retiring in 2002.

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