1. ITV Report

Vallois stands down as Deputy Chief Minister and Chair of States Employment Board


Senator Tracey Vallois has stood down from her roles as Deputy Chief Minister and Chair of the States Employment Board.

She said it's to focus on her other role as Education Minister - which was the reason she stood as a Senator in May's election.

The first six months of the new government has been challenging and I am pleased to have supported the Chief Minister during this time with the wide remit of three roles. Now that the Common Strategic Policy has been agreed, with Education a common theme throughout, it is right that I now devote all of my efforts in this area. I stood for Senator with the aim to become Minister for Education, and delivering the ambitious objectives of the Department will be a full-time commitment for me and all of its dedicated staff.

Throughout my time in politics I have provided consistent and appropriate challenge, in order to ensure rigour and quality assurance of the government and its policies, and this will continue. I will also continue to support the Chief Minister, and work alongside all Ministers across areas of governance and reform, to ensure that we govern in the interests of all islanders.

– Senator Tracey Vallois

Senator Vallois will be succeeded as Deputy Chief Minister by Economic Development Minister, Senator Lyndon Farnham.

I am honoured to be asked to become Deputy Chief Minister and to add this cross-government responsibility to my current portfolio. I would like to pay tribute to Senator Vallois, who has played an important role in helping to establish our new government, and who will now be able to focus all of her energy into the education of our children and young people.

– Senator Lyndon Farnham