Named vote for chief minister poll
Tuesday 1st May 2012, 1:32PM BST.
GUERNSEY’S new States voted in favour of having a named vote on the chief minister poll this morning. But it is still debating whether to scrap the rule that means a candidate has to have four years’ experience.
If that proposal by the States Assembly and Constitution Committee is passed it opens the way for Deputy Peter Harwood to enter the race against Deputy Jonathan Le Tocq.
Deputy Lyndon Trott withdrew from the contest last week.
It was Deputy Trott’s amendment to the Sacc report this morning that means for the first time everyone will know which candidate every deputy voted for – they will call-out their choice when the vote is taken.
Members backed the move by 27 votes to 20 – both Deputies Le Tocq and Harwood were opposed.
All 45 members were sworn in as deputies this morning.
- Full coverage of all the days events will appear in tomorrow’s Guernsey Press.