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Deputy Andrew Lewis (of St Helier) has resigned as Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, after a vote of censure was passed in the States.
Twenty-nine members voted in favour of the vote of censure after the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry said Deputy Lewis had lied to the inquiry and to the States over comments regarding the suspension of a Police Chief in 2008.
He said he "emphatically denies" the allegations, but accepted the comments were "less than ideal".
The latest development follows the resignation of two Jersey politicians from the same committee, who said they 'no longer have confidence' in Deputy Lewis.
Constable Simon Crowcroft and Deputy Judy Martin gave notice of their resignation from the Public Accounts Committee to the Bailiff last month.
Deputy Lewis has formerly written to the Bailiff offering his resignation from the Public Accounts Committee.
In early July I stepped aside from the Public Accounts Committee, in order to maintain the integrity of the PAC and so that I could concentrate on co-operating with the Privileges and Procedures Committee (PPC). I delegated the Chairman’s responsibilities and duties to the Vice-Chairman, so that the important work of the PAC could continue unhindered. I told my Committee that if the PPC found against me and the Vote of Censure was carried, I would resign my position as Chairman of the PAC.
Yesterday the Assembly spoke and the PPC’s Vote of Censure was carried. I therefore honour the promise made to my Committee and I have written to the Bailiff today offering my resignation as Chairman of the PAC.
Jersey's future Chief Minister will not be paid any more than other politicians, after a tied vote in the States Assembly earlier today.
States members voted against the proposition to give the next minister an extra 15%, or £7,000 a year.
The vote found 20 members in favour of giving the next minister an extra 15%, but 20 voted against it, with two refusing to vote.
A tie means the proposition will not be passed.
The vote on whether to censure Deputy Andrew Lewis has been passed.
Members voted 29 in favour, 16 against the motion.
The Independent Jersey Care Inquiry found Deputy Lewis had lied to the inquiry and to the States over comments regarding the suspension of a Police Chief in 2008.
Earlier today, he said he "emphatically denies" the allegations, but accepted the comments were "less than ideal".
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