Deputy

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Elected members of the States of Guernsey and the States of Jersey

Jersey

To increase the representative character of the States, Deputies, elected for three years, were added in 1856, one from each country parish and three from St Helier. In 1907 the Town was divided into three Districts, each returning two Deputies. Following the reform of the States in 1948, at which point the Jurats and parish Rectors were removed from the States, the number of Deputies was raised to 28. In 1974 there were further changes to the districts and the total number of Deputies increased to 29.

The representation in the States in 2010 was:

In 2022 the composition of the States was reorganised, the role of Senator was abolished, and the island was divided into a number of 'super' constituencies:

  • Grouville and St Martin: three deputies
  • St Brelade: four deputies
  • St Clement: four deputies
  • St Helier Central: five deputies
  • St Helier North: four deputies
  • St Helier South: four deputies
  • St John, St Lawrence and Trinity: four deputies
  • St Mary, St Ouen and St Peter: four deputies
  • St Saviour: five deputies

In addition, the Constable of each of the 12 parishes sits in the States, giving a total membership of 49

Lists of Deputies

Guernsey

The States of Guernsey has 45 members, all People's Deputies, elected by various electoral districts. In addition there are two members from Alderney, which has its own States that appoints two members to represent the island’s interests in Guernsey. [1]

The structure of the States of Guernsey changed on 12 April 2000, with the election of 12 new deputies to replace the old office of Conseiller, which was abolished when it was decided to do away with island-wide elections. States members voted for a second major change in 2003, when the role of the ten representatives of the island’s parish government, the douzaines, was removed.

A Chief Minister is elected as the titular head of the States, and chairman of the Policy Council, which consists of ten deputies who are ministers of the States departments.

Notes and references

  1. The structure of Guernsey's States has now been changed with all Deputies elected across the whole island
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