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POLITICS OF GUERNSEY take place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic British Crown dependency
Crown dependency
.

CONTENTS

* 1 Offices * 2 The States of Deliberation * 3 Policy and Resources Committee * 4 Political parties and elections * 5 Judicial branch * 6 Administrative divisions * 7 European Parliament * 8 See also * 9 References

OFFICES

Main office holders OFFICE NAME PARTY SINCE

Lieutenant Governor Vice Admiral Ian Corder CB

2016

Bailiff Sir Richard Collas

23 March 2012

President of Policy and Resources Committee Deputy Gavin St Pier

4 May 2016

Lt. Governor Ian Corder (middle) and Bailiff Richard Collas (right) attending the Queen's birthday parade 2016 in St. Peter Port, Guernsey
Guernsey

The Lieutenant Governor is the appointed unelected representative of "the Crown in right of the république of the Bailiwick of Guernsey". The official residence of the Lieutenant Governor is Government House, Queens Road, St Peter Port
St Peter Port
. From 15 April 2011, the incumbent had been Peter Walker until his death on 6 September 2015.

The Bailiff is the first civil officer in the Bailiwick of Guernsey
Guernsey
, serving as president of the legislature and the Royal Court. The Bailiff is appointed by the Crown , and generally holds office until retirement age (65). He presides at the Royal Court, and takes the opinions of the Jurats , elected lay judges; he also presides over States meetings, and represents the Crown in all civil matters.

The President of the Policy and Resources Committee , who can also be termed the CHIEF MINISTER is head of the political States of Deliberation .

THE STATES OF DELIBERATION

The States of Guernsey
Guernsey
, officially called the States of Deliberation, consists of 38 People's Deputies, elected from multi-member districts every four years. There are also two representatives from Alderney
Alderney
, a self-governing dependency within the Bailiwick, but Sark
Sark
sends no representative. There are also two non-voting members - HM Procureur and HM Comptroller, appointed by the Crown.

Laws made by the States are known as Projet(s) de Loi before they are passed and Loi or Law(s) afterwards (e.g., The Human Rights (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law 2000.

A Project de Loi is the equivalent of an English Bill, and a Law is the equivalent of an English Act of Parliament. Laws have no effect until Royal assent
Royal assent
is promulgated as Orders-in-Council of the Crown. They are given the Royal Sanction at regular meetings of the Privy Council in London after, which they are returned to the Islands for formal registration at the Royal Court.

The States also make delegated legislation known as Ordinances (Ordonnances) and Orders (Ordres) which do not require Royal Assent. Commencement orders are usually in the form of Ordinances.

POLICY AND RESOURCES COMMITTEE

Main article: Policy and Resources Committee of Guernsey
Guernsey

The Policy and Resources Committee is responsible for Guernsey's constitutional and external affairs, developing strategic and corporate policy and coordinating States business. It also examines proposals and Reports placed before Guernsey's Parliament (the States of Deliberation) by Departments and Non States Bodies. The President of the Committee is the de facto head of government of Guernsey.

Prior to 2016 the job was undertaken by the Policy Council of Guernsey
Guernsey
which was chaired by the Chief Minister .

POLITICAL PARTIES AND ELECTIONS

Main article: Elections in Guernsey
Guernsey

Guernsey
Guernsey
has no political parties with all representatives being elected as non-partisans.

The 1948 Reform Law resulted in the 12 Jurats and 10 Parish Rectors no longer forming part of the States of Deliberation, their place being taken by 12 Conseillers holding office for 6 years, elected by the States of Election .

In 2000 there were 33 Deputies elected with three year mandates, and 12 Conseillers representing the Bailiwick, serving terms of six years, with half being elected every three. The Conseiller system was scrapped for the 2004 election.

In the 2004 , 2008 and 2012 elections there were 45 Deputy seats for election. From 2016 the number of Deputy seats was reduced to 38.

In addition there are two representatives of the States of Alderney in the States of Guernsey.

JUDICIAL BRANCH

Main articles: Courts of Guernsey
Guernsey
and Law of Guernsey
Guernsey

The legal system is derived from Norman French and English common law, justice being administered through a combination of Magistrates Court and the Royal Court. The Royal Court is presided over by the Bailiff (or Deputy Bailiff) and 12 Jurats (a permanent elected jury), the ultimate court of appeal being the Privy Council .

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS

There are ten parishes in Guernsey. Each parish is administered by a Douzaine. Douzeniers are elected for a six-year mandate, two Douzeniers being elected by parishioners at a Parish Meeting in November each year. The senior Douzenier is known as the Doyen. Two elected Constables carry out the decisions of the Douzaine, serving for between one and three years. The longest serving Constable is known as the Senior Constable and his or her colleague as the Junior Constable.

Parishes: Castel , Forest , St Andrew , St Martin , St Peter , St Peter Port , St Sampson , St Saviour , Torteval and Vale

As regards General Elections, following the machinery of government changes in 2004, Guernsey
Guernsey
has the following electoral districts, loosely based on the parish system:

* Castel * St. Peter Port North * St. Peter Port South * St. Sampson's * South-East (St. Martin's and St. Andrew's) * Vale * West (Torteval, Forest, St. Saviour's, St. Pierre-du-Bois)

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

Unlike citizens of Gibraltar
Gibraltar
, which is a British Overseas Territory and who have a vote within the South West England constituency, Guernsey, as with other Crown dependencies
Crown dependencies
, are NOT part of the European Union
European Union
and have no vote in their Parliament.

SEE ALSO

* Channel Islands portal

* Elections in Guernsey
Guernsey
* Policy Council of Guernsey
Guernsey
* Royal Commission on the Constitution (United Kingdom)

REFERENCES

* ^ " Gavin St Pier elected as Guernsey
Guernsey
States\' President". BBC. 4 May 2016. * ^ http://www.gov.je/SiteCollectionDocuments/Government%20and%20administration/R%20Guernsey%20LOs%20Submission%2020100330%20HR%20v1.pdf * ^ "Parliament (States of Deliberation)". States of Guernsey. * ^ "Policy & Resources". States of Guernsey. * ^ " Guernsey
Guernsey
by-election approved despite concerns". BBC. * ^ "Parish Contacts". States of Guernsey. * ^ " Guernsey
Guernsey
Election 2016: Electoral districts reworked". BBC. 2 October 2015.

* v * t * e

British–Irish Council

Good Friday Agreement

MEMBER JURISDICTIONS

* United Kingdom
United Kingdom
* Ireland * Guernsey
Guernsey
* Isle of Man
Isle of Man
* Jersey
Jersey
* Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
* Scotland
Scotland
* Wales
Wales

MEMBER BODIES

* Government of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
* Government of Ireland
Government of Ireland
* Policy Council of Guernsey
Guernsey
* Isle of Man
Isle of Man
Government * Council of Ministers of Jersey
Jersey
* Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Executive * Scottish Government * Welsh Government
Welsh Government

WORK AREAS

* Demography
Demography
* eHealth * Environment * Indigenous, minority and lesser-used languages * Knowledge economy
Knowledge economy
* Misuse of drugs * Social inclusion * Tourism
Tourism
* Transport
Transport

REPRESENTATIVES OF STATES

* May * Varadkar * St Pier * Quayle * Gorst * Vacant * Sturgeon * Jones

* v * t * e

Politics of Europe
Politics of Europe

SOVEREIGN STATES

* Albania * Andorra * Armenia * Austria * Azerbaijan * Belarus * Belgium * Bosnia and Herzegovina * Bulgaria * Croatia * Cyprus * Czech Republic * Denmark * Estonia * Finland * France * Georgia * Germany * Greece * Hungary * Iceland * Ireland * * Italy * Kazakhstan * Latvia * Liechtenstein * Lithuania * Luxembourg * Macedonia * Malta * Moldova * Monaco * Montenegro * Netherlands * Norway * Poland * Portugal * Romania * Russia * San Marino * Serbia * Slovakia * Slovenia * Spain * Sweden * Switzerland * Turkey * Ukraine * United Kingdom
United Kingdom
* Vatican City

States with limited recognition

* Abkhazia * Artsakh * Kosovo * Northern Cyprus * South Ossetia * Transnistria

Dependencies and other entities

* Åland * Faroe Islands * Gibraltar
Gibraltar
* Guernsey * Isle of Man
Isle of Man
* Jersey
Jersey
* Svalbard

OTHER ENTITIES

* European Union
European Union

* v * t * e

Guernsey
Guernsey
articles

* History * Geography * Geology

HISTORY

* Archaeology * Braye du Valle

* Fortifications of Guernsey
Guernsey

* Bréhon Tower
Bréhon Tower
* Castle Cornet
Castle Cornet
* Chateau des Marais * Doyle Monument * Fort Grey * Fort Hommet
Fort Hommet
* Vale Castle

* German occupation during World War II

* Evacuation * Resistance * Relationships * Civilian life * Deportations * Fort Hommet
Fort Hommet
10.5cm * German fortification of Guernsey
Guernsey
* Channel Islands Occupation Society
Channel Islands Occupation Society
(CIOS)

* Jews in Guernsey
Guernsey
* Royal Guernsey
Guernsey
Light Infantry * Royal Guernsey
Guernsey
Militia * Maritime history * Windmills * Witch trials

SUBDIVISIONS

ISLANDS

* Guernsey
Guernsey
* Alderney
Alderney
* Sark
Sark
* Herm
Herm
* Jethou
Jethou
* Brecqhou
Brecqhou
* Lihou
Lihou

PARISHES

* Castel * Forest * St Andrew * St Martin * St Peter Port
St Peter Port
* St Pierre du Bois * St Sampson * St Saviour * Torteval * Vale

POLITICS

* Bailiff of Guernsey
Guernsey

* list

* Chief Minister * Courts of Guernsey
Guernsey
* Duke of Normandy
Duke of Normandy
* Elections * Greffier * Laws * Law enforcement * Lieutenant Governor * Politics of Guernsey * States of Election * States Assembly

ECONOMY

* Banks * Guernsey
Guernsey
Post

* Guernsey
Guernsey
pound

* coins

* Stock Exchange * Telecommunications

* Transport
Transport

* airport * rail * harbour

* Emergency Services

* Ambulance * Fire * Lifeboat * Police

CULTURE

* Cuisine

* Bean Jar

* Demographics

* Languages

* Guernésiais

* Music * St James

* Religion

* Town Church * St Martin\'s Church * Vale Church * Chapel of St Apolline

* Sport * Television

SYMBOLS

* Anthem * Coat of arms * Flag * Floral emblem

* Outline * Index * Bibliography

* Category

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