Senator Bailhache to chair Electoral Commission
The former Bailiff – who stood for election on a platform of States reform – beat Deputy Geoff Southern in the States yesterday in a two-way contest for the job.
He won the election 34 to five, with four abstentions and one spoilt paper, and will be joined on the Commission by St Mary Constable Juliette Gallichan and St Helier Deputy James Baker, who were appointed unopposed.
Earlier, Members adopted a proposition from the Privileges and Procedures Committee setting out the composition and terms of reference of the Commission.
It means that the Commission will consist of the three States Members already elected, plus three non-Members yet to be approved by the States.
They will be required to take into account the views of the public as they consider a wide range of issues, including classes of States Member; constituencies and mandates; number of Members; and terms of office.