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P&R puts Deputy Parkinson forward as the new Economic Development head

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DEPUTY Charles Parkinson will bid to become the new Economic Development president.

Deputy Charles Parkinson is Policy & Resources' choice as the next president of Economic Development. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 20089986)

He has the backing of Policy & Resources, whose president and vice-president – Deputies Gavin St Pier and Lyndon Trott – have proposed and seconded him.

The States’ Trading Supervisory Board president said he felt he possessed the required skills to succeed in the role, which was vacated by Peter Ferbrache last month.

‘I am going to stand for it and I will be proposed by Gavin St Pier,’ he confirmed yesterday. ‘That decision was taken yesterday [Tuesday] after meeting with the committee,’ he said.

‘Technically, I don’t have to stand down from the STSB, but in practice I will stay on the STSB until we have brought the [States] Estate plan to the Assembly and then, yes, I will resign.’

The board’s report on the rationalisation of States-owned property is set to be published early next year.

The election of a new president will take place at next week’s States meeting, starting on Wednesday.

Full story in today's Guernsey Press

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