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HSSD board resign - Deputy Dorey elected new minister

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Deputy Mark Dorey is the new Health and Social Services minister.

Deputy Mark Dorey is the new Health and Social Services minister.

He was elected after all five members of the department offered their resignations to the Bailiff before a proposed vote of no confidence could be discussed by the States this morning.

Deputy Dorey, pictured, faced Deputy Dave Jones in the vote. Deputy Dorey was nominated Deputy Matt Fallaize, seconded by Deputy Tony Spruce.

Deputy Jones was nominated by chief minister Peter Harwood and seconded by deputy chief minister Jonathan Le Tocq.

After both candidates gave short speeches members went to the vote in which Deputy Dorey polled 27 votes to Deputy Jones' 16.

Deputy Dorey will return to the House at 3.30pm to nominate members for his board.

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