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Third resignation from Economic Development in as many months

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT has lost its third member in as many months, with Jennifer Merrett the latest to announce her resignation.

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This means the committee will be taking its major economic vision Green Paper to the States this month with only two of the five members who were responsible for drafting it – Deputies Joe Mooney and Andrea Dudley-Owen.

Deputy Merrett joins former president Deputy Peter Ferbrache, who resigned at the end of November, and vice-president Jan Kuttelwascher, who stood down last month.

The committee also lost its chief secretary recently – Chris Williams’ departure from the role was confirmed in December.

Deputy Charles Parkinson was elected the new president at December’s States meeting, and replacements for Deputies Kuttelwascher and Merrett will be elected this month.

Deputy Merrett said her stepping down would provide an opportunity for someone with the same ‘energy and enthusiasm’ to join the committee and ‘continue to build on the foundations laid and progress the committee’s mandate’.

Full story in today's Guernsey Press

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