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Reform: 'No Talks' About Ministerial Roles

Reform Jersey has ten elected States Members

Reform Jersey says no talks 'to actively explore options for serving in government' have been held with the next Chief Minister this week.

Party leader Deputy Sam Mézec says that is despite party members 'making it clear that they are willing to work collaboratively.'

"Throughout the election campaign and since then, Reform Jersey has made it clear that we were willing to play a role in government whether we were leading it or not.  Our Party Leader, Deputy Sam Mézec has publicly stated in media interviews that he would be willing to serve in a role other than Chief Minister, and that our members would seek to serve wherever they can be most effective.

Since the Chief Minister Designate was elected by the States Assembly on Tuesday, no dialogue to actively explore options for serving in government has taken place between the Chief Minister Designate and members of Reform Jersey’s parliamentary party, despite Reform Jersey members making it clear that they are willing to work collaboratively."

Deputy Kristina Moore beat Deputy Mézec to the top job on Tuesday, winning a States Assembly vote 39-10 and becoming the first woman to hold the office.

She subsequently published her choices for her Ministerial team.  It includes six newly-elected Deputies.

Deputy Mézec says the Assemby will have the opportunity to confirm or challenger Deputy Moore's picks next week.

"We will continue to work constructively in the States Assembly towards the best outcomes for our constituents and the Island.  Reform Jersey members were elected on the basis of a clear manifesto based on equality, sustainability and accountability. We will pursue the pledges made in this, in whatever roles we now take in the Assembly."

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