Deputy Bob Murray elected as new member of the Policy and Resources Committee

Guernsey States.
The election took place as part of Wednesday morning's States meeting. Credit: ITV Channel

Deputy Bob Murray has been elected as the new member of the Policy and Resources Committee, filling the seat vacated by Deputy Heidi Soulsby last month.

She resigned as the committee's vice president after two years in the role.

In a States debate on Wednesday morning, Deputy Murray received 20 votes while 17 States members backed challenger Deputy Gavin St Pier. There was one spoilt paper.

With Deputy Murray stepping up to the Policy & Resources committee, Guernsey's Education, Sport and Culture committee and Development and Planning Authority both have vacancies.

Elections for those positions are likely to take place on Wednesday 14 December.