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Assistant Minister resigns to back vote of no confidence

Assistant Minister resigns to back vote of no confidence

Tuesday 16 January 2024

Assistant Minister resigns to back vote of no confidence

Tuesday 16 January 2024


The Constable of St Peter has resigned from Government in order to support the vote of no confidence in the Chief Minister – explaining that he “had to vote in accordance with [the] views” of his parishioners.

Constable Richard Vibert – who was Assistant Minister for Children and Education, and for Treasury and Resources – resigned mid-way through today’s debate.

He confirmed that this was in order to be able to vote in support of the vote of no confidence in Kristina Moore.

Speaking in the States Assembly this afternoon, Constable Vibert explained that he had received “numerous calls and messages from parishioners” prior to the vote of no confidence debate and said that he “had to vote in accordance with their views”.

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Pictured: In the vote of no confidence debate this afternoon, Constable Vibert explained that he “had to vote in accordance with [the] views” of his parishioners.

Constable Vibert said that his parishioners had raised concerns about the Government's "lack of understanding about the cost of living crisis".

He particularly focussed on the issue of Income Support overpayments, and described the significant impact on particular individuals.

Constable Vibert also pointed to the "lack of progress" on rezoned land in St Peter, as well as infrastructure issues with the drains.

The final issue that he raised on behalf of his parishioners was the "very slow development of the hospital".

Constable Vibert concluded that, due to these issues, he was left with "no choice but to resign [his] position and support the vote of no confidence".

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