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No Presidency For Gavin St Pier

Election poll-topper and former Chief Minister Deputy Gavin St Pier will not lead a committee in the new States of Guernsey.

Deputy St Pier has failed in his bid to lead the States' Trading Supervisory Board.

He polled 12 votes while Deputy Peter Roffey got 24. There was one blank paper. 

The former President or Policy and Resources had announced his intention to run for STSB after losing out on the top job to Deputy Peter Ferbrache by six votes last Friday.


Deputy St Pier later expressed doubt that he would get the job;


It then seemed more positive, with backing of P&R for his candidacy;


The island's former leader then reacted to his defeat on social media:

"I was pleased for @Lindsay_Gsy to nominate Deputy Roffey. I wanted the States to have a clear policy choice - change or, broadly, continuity. In this case, they chose the latter. I’m totally relaxed. 

I didn’t get it but rest assured I’m not going anywhere. 14,000 people voted for me - it is their mandate that I must honour."

You can follow the rest of the elections for Committee Presidents and members here.

A short time later, Deputy St Pier also failed to get chosen as a member for the Scrutiny Management Committee


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