Guernsey's Chief Minister has congratulated Jersey's new Council of Ministers on their appointments and says he "very much looks forward" to working with them.
While Guernsey's Deputy Lyndon Trott was elected to the island's top political job in December, making him our most senior politician, his near namesake Lyndon Farnham was elected Chief Minister of Jersey last month.
Much like Jersey's, Guernsey's own 'Lyndon' is also a long-serving politician who came into the top role following a vote of no confidence in the island's leader.
Deputy Trott said: “I would like to extend my congratulations to Deputy Lyndon Farnham for his election to Jersey’s seniormost political position and to all members of Jersey’s Council of Ministers. The States of Guernsey very much looks forward to continuing our close relationship with our Jersey friends and finding more opportunities to work together on matters of mutual interest.
"That close relationship has been essential in recent months, particularly in areas of external relations and constitutional matters, where the islands’ voices are strengthened by speaking as one and being very closely aligned on the big issues.
"I wish Deputy Farnham all the very best as he, like me, now takes up a new role at a time of domestic and international challenge."
Pictured: Guernsey's President of Policy and Resources, Deputy Lyndon Trott.
Both Deputies Trott and Farnham were elected into their senior roles following successful motions of no confidence in their predecessors.
Deputy Trott praised former Chief Minister of Jersey, Deputy Kristina Moore, for her efforts to maintain the "strong" relationship between the two islands during her tenure.
"I would also like to thank the outgoing Chief Minister of Jersey, Deputy Kristina Moore and the Council of Ministers that has served during her leadership," he said.
"While I did not have as much opportunity to work with her directly, I know the relationship between our islands has remained as strong as ever during her time as Chief Minister.”
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