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Jersey States still expect good working relationship after Oliver Heald sacked

Sir Oliver Heald was appointed as Minister of State for Courts and Justice in July Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/PA Images

Jersey States say they still expect to have a productive working relationship with the Ministry of Justice, after the MP in charge of Brexit negotiations in the Channel Islands was sacked.

Sir Oliver Heald has left government as part of Theresa May's reshuffle.

He was tasked with giving a voice to the Crown Dependencies during Brexit talks, and visited the islands a number of times.

In a statement Senator Philip Bailhache, Minister for External Relations, said: "The Government of Jersey has developed a productive working relationship with Ministers and officials within the Ministry of Justice, which has responsibility for overseeing the relationship between the UK Government and the Crown Dependencies."

Senator Bailhache "expects that to continue" when Sir Heald is replaced.

He and the Chief Minister also thanks the MP for his service, and support for the Crown Dependencies.