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The Chief Minister of Guernsey chairs the Policy Council, which consists of the heads of each of the ten government departments of the States of Guernsey. Guernsey operates a system of consensus, non-executive government. The Policy Council is explicitly not a cabinet and has very little executive authority; instead, its main function is policy co-ordination. The current postholder is Deputy Lyndon Trott who was voted in on 1 May, 2008. His term of office expires on April 30, 2012.

This post was created following the Machinery of Government review which came into effect 1 May, 2004.

Election of 2004

The first post holder was Deputy Laurie Morgan who was elected by the States of Guernsey in their first meeting of May 2004 and beat Deputy Bernard Flouquet, who was elected Deputy Chief Minister, and Deputy Mike Torode.

It was announced 31 January 2007, 'that the Chief' Minister and the Policy Council were to resign[1] following an independent audit into the tender process for a hospital block.

Election of 2007

The election of a new Chief Minister to replace Laurie Morgan took place at a meeting of the States of Guernsey on 5 March 2007. Laurie Morgan announced[2] that he would not be seeking re-election. Four candidates contested the position: Deputies Jonathan Le Tocq, Bernard Flouquet, Mike Torode and Peter Roffey.

In the final round of voting Deputy Mike Torode beat Deputy Peter Roffey by 24 votes to 22.[3]

Chief Minister Torode did not seek reelection in 2008, and Deputy Lyndon Trott was elected by the States of Guernsey.[4]




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