Policy Council of Guernsey

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Guernsey operates a system of government by committees and consensus. There are no political parties - members of the parliament, which is known as the States of Deliberation, are elected as independents. The States of Deliberation is both parliament and executive, but it delegates some of its executive functions to policy-specific committees, which are known as States Departments, each of which are run by five political members, all of whom have equal voting power.

Despite having explicitly rejected a proposal to adopt an executive/ministerial system of government in 2002, the heads of each department are known as ministers. They are in effect presidents or chairmen of their committees.

The Policy Council consists of the ministers/presidents of each of the ten departments plus the chief minister, who chairs Policy Council and speaks for the island externally in political matters. The Policy Council's main functions are policy co-ordination and responsibility for external relations. The chief minister and all department heads are elected by all members of the States of Deliberation. There also exists the post of Deputy Chief Minister, which is held by one of the department heads and is also elected by all members of the States of Deliberation.

Policy Council (May 2004 – March 2007)[edit]

Portfolio Minister
Chief Minister Deputy Laurie Morgan
Deputy Chief Minister
Minister, Environment Department
Deputy Bernard Flouquet
Minister, Treasury & Resources Department Deputy Lyndon Trott
Minister, Home Department Deputy Mike Torode
Minister, Health & Social Services Department Deputy Peter Roffey
Minister, Education Department Deputy Martin Ozanne
Minister, Commerce & Employment Department Deputy Stuart Falla
Minister, Culture & Leisure Department Deputy Peter Sirett
Minister, Public Services Department Deputy Bill Bell
Minister, Social Security Department Deputy Mary Lowe
Minister, Housing Department Deputy Dave Jones

Policy Council (March 2007 – May 2008)[edit]

Portfolio Minister
Chief Minister Deputy Mike Torode
Deputy Chief Minister
Minister, Commerce & Employment Department
Deputy Stuart Falla
Minister, Treasury & Resources Department Deputy Lyndon Trott
Minister, Home Department Deputy Geoff Mahy
Minister, Health & Social Services Department Deputy Peter Roffey
Minister, Education Department Deputy Martin Ozanne
Minister, Culture & Leisure Department Deputy Peter Sirett
Minister, Public Services Department Deputy Bill Bell
Minister, Environment Department Deputy David De Lisle
Minister, Social Security Department Deputy Diane Lewis
Minister, Housing Department Deputy Dave Jones

Policy Council (May 2008 – May 2012)[edit]

Portfolio Minister
Chief Minister Deputy Lyndon Trott
Deputy Chief Minister
Minister, Public Services Department
Deputy Bernard Flouquet
Minister, Treasury & Resources Department Deputy Charles Parkinson
Minister, Home Department Deputy Geoff Mahy
Minister, Health & Social Services Department Deputy Hunter Adam
Minister, Education Department Deputy Carol Steere (until 16.01.2012)
Deputy Robert Sillars (from 25.01.2012)
Minister, Commerce & Employment Department Deputy Carla McNulty Bauer
Minister, Environment Department Deputy Peter Sirett
Minister, Culture & Leisure Department Deputy Mike O'Hara
Minister, Social Security Department Deputy Mark Dorey
Minister, Housing Department Deputy Dave Jones

Policy Council (May 2012 – March 2014)[edit]

Portfolio Minister
Chief Minister Deputy Peter Harwood
Deputy Chief Minister
Minister, Home Department
Deputy Jonathan le Tocq
Minister, Treasury & Resources Department Deputy Gavin St. Pier
Minister, Health & Social Services Department Deputy Hunter Adam (until 14.12.2012)
Deputy Mark Dorey (from 14.12.2012)
Minister, Education Department Deputy Robert Sillars
Minister, Commerce & Employment Department Deputy Kevin Stewart
Minister, Culture & Leisure Department Deputy Mike O'Hara
Minister, Public Services Department Deputy Paul Luxon
Minister, Environment Department Deputy Roger Domaille
Minister, Social Security Department Deputy Allister Langlois
Minister, Housing Department Deputy Dave Jones

Policy Council (March 2014 – )[edit]

Portfolio Minister
Chief Minister Deputy Jonathan le Tocq
Deputy Chief Minister
Minister, Social Security Department
Deputy Allister Langlois
Minister, Treasury & Resources Department Deputy Gavin St. Pier
Minister, Home Department Deputy Peter Gillson
Minister, Health & Social Services Department Deputy Mark Dorey
Minister, Education Department Deputy Robert Sillars
Minister, Commerce & Employment Department Deputy Kevin Stewart
Minister, Culture & Leisure Department Deputy Mike O'Hara
Minister, Public Services Department Deputy Paul Luxon
Minister, Environment Department Deputy Roger Domaille
Minister, Housing Department Deputy Dave Jones

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