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New Lieutenant Governor will 'help UK Government understand Jersey'

Sir Stephen Dalton served as Air Chief Marshal in the RAF Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Archive/PA Images

Jersey's new Lieutenant Governor has told ITV News he wants to help the UK Government gain understanding of the island while in office.

Air Chief Marshal, Sir Stephen Dalton has just begun a five year term as the Queen's representative.

When questioned on Brexit Sir Dalton explained he will make Jersey's wishes known to Westminster, as well as communicate the mainland's considerations to the island.

The former RAF commander added that he wants to work to keep the Royal Family's relationship with Jersey alive.

He said: "The Queen and the members of the Royal Family are very, very conscious of Jersey and all the aspects that go on here.

"There is a real wish by the Royal Family to continue to have that connection with the island."

Sir Stephen Dalton speak to ITV News' Jessica Savage outside Government House. You can see her full report at 6pm.

Jersey's 42nd Lieutenant Governor has recently moved into Government House and says the ground's manicured gardens are his favourite part of his new home.

He describes Jersey as "the jewel" in the Channel Islands, adding "it has a calm and relaxed atmosphere".

Before moving to the island, Sir Dalton served in the Royal Air Force, working on operations in Iraq and advising the British Government on action in Libya.

In 2009 he was promoted to Air Chief Marshal, one of the RAF's highest ranks.

He describes the comradery experienced in the forces during difficult and demanding times as the highlight of his long and successful career.