The Chief Ministers of Jersey and Guernsey have written to the UK Prime Minister.

Senator John Le Fondré and Deputy Gavin St Pier sent letters to Boris Johnson after his Conservative party won a landslide majority in the House of Commons.

This means that the Withdrawal Agreement bill is likely to pass through Parliament quickly, meaning that the UK will withdraw from the European Union on the scheduled date of 31 January.

Both leaders stressed the importance of maintaining dialogue with 10 Downing Street throughout the process and emphasised the importance of a positive working relationship between the islands and the UK.

Senator John Le Fondré told the Prime Minister that Jersey 'continues to punch above its weight' as a partner to the UK Credit: ITV Channel TV

The Government of Jersey remains committed to working closely with you and your colleagues in Government to ensure that the Island’s interests, as well as those of our fellow Crown Dependencies, are well understood and fully addressed by the United Kingdom Government.

Letter from Senator John Le Fondré, Chief Minister of Jersey to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson,
Gavin St Pier said ' there can be no ambiguity in the future about our constitutional position.' Credit: ITV Channel TV

Deputy Gavin St Pier said the working relationship between the Bailiwick of Guernsey and the UK had 'deepened during the Brexit process to date.'

Constitutional precedents have been tested and stretched over the last 12 months or so as a result of the tensions wrought on the UK's political system, as it has attempted to respond to the result of the Brexit referendum. The government of Guernsey wishes to ensure that there can be no ambiguity in the future about our constitutional position. This is a conversation which I will pick up with the Lord Chancellor in due course.

Letter from Deputy Gavin St Pier, Chief Minister of Guernsey to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson,