Giba backs States presence at UK’s party conferences

THE financial services sector in Guernsey has supported the States’ continued presence at political party conferences in the UK.

The financial services sector in Guernsey has supported the States’ continued presence at political party conferences in the UK.

THE financial services sector in Guernsey has supported the States’ continued presence at political party conferences in the UK.

Peter Mills, deputy chairman of the Guernsey International Business Association, said that politicians and civil servants representing Guernsey’s interests on a global stage was vital to the island’s continuing economic success.

This autumn, the States was represented by Deputy Chief Minister Jonathan Le Tocq at the Lib-Dem conference and Chief Minister Peter Harwood and Commerce and Employment minister Kevin Stewart went to the Conservative event.

Jersey politicians attended the Labour conference but Guernsey did not.

‘It is important that the politicians engage with their UK counterparts to ensure that they can explain the vital role that Guernsey plays in the UK economy and the type of activity that is undertaken in Guernsey,’ said Mr Mills.