Guernsey Press

States newcomer named HSC vice-president

FIRST-TIME deputy Tina Bury has been elected as vice-president of Health & Social Care.

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Deputy Tina Bury has been elected as vice-president of Health & Social Care. (Picture by Sophie Rabey, 28849971)

She will be supporting new HSC president Al Brouard, who reluctantly took charge of the big budget committee last week.

Deputy Brouard said the committee had had its first meeting.

‘We had a really positive first meeting and we’re all looking forward to building upon the work of our predecessors while developing our own priorities for health and care in the Bailiwick,’ he said.

‘The committee will bring a fresh perspective to this incredibly important area of work and Tina epitomises that new approach. I am sure she will bring a huge amount of skill, empathy and determination as we work with stakeholders, inside and outside of the States, to continue to support the health and wellbeing of islanders.’

Deputies Marc Leadbeater and Aidan Matthews, as well as Alderney representative Alex Snowdon, are on the committee.

Deputy Bury is new to politics, a member of the Guernsey Partnership of Independents and also an Employment & Social Security member.

‘I’m delighted to have been elected as vice-president of the Committee for Health & Social Care,’ she said.

‘As soon as I was elected I had my eye on seats on both HSC and Employment & Social Security. There is significant cross-committee working between them in areas of social policy – with plenty of room for further development – and I’m really looking forward to having responsibility for ensuring this coordination.’

Environment & Infrastructure president Lindsay de Sausmarez has been voted as the vice-president of Employment & Social Security. New deputy Steve Falla has been elected as the vice-president of Economic Development.

The position of vice-president is being decided at all the principal committees’ first meetings, some of which will not take place until next week.