It’s been a day of musical chairs in Guernsey’s parliament today, following two senior resignations in a matter of weeks.
Deputy Charles Parkinson has been elected the new president of the Economic Development Committee following the resignation of Deputy Peter Ferbrache over a conflict of interest allegation.
Meanwhile, Deputy John Gollop has been elected uncontested to the Education Sport & Culture Committee, a seat made vacant after Deputy Carl Meerveld quit ten days ago over a controversial social media campaign about the island’s education system.
Deputy Jan Kuttelwascher wanted the top job in Economic Development and, after losing out to Deputy Parkinson by 20 votes to 19, he quit the committee entirely.
There’s speculation that there could be more departures from the Education Sport & Culture Committee, meaning the game of musical chairs may not be over.