Deputy Jeremy Maçon currently holds the position of Children’s and Housing Minister. However, he is Chief Minister John Le Fondré’s preferred choice for the education portfolio vacated by Senator Tracey Vallois’s resignation.
The ministerial portfolios are set to be shuffled with the children’s and education brief coming under one ministry and a new Housing and Communities Minister to be appointed.
And Senator Le Fondré’s is to nominate Deputy Labey, who is currently chair of the Privileges and Procedures Committee and the Planning Committee, as Housing Minister should Deputy Maçon be confirmed as Education Minister.
Senator Le Fondré said: ‘I am delighted to be nominating Russell as Housing and Communities Minister. I know he will bring both experience and enthusiasm to this role and I look forward to working with him.
‘This role will ensure that we will have a champion and support for good housing and for critical elements of our community.’
Deputies Maçon and Labey will be proposed for the respective roles by the Chief Minister. However, any Member is able to stand for the positions and the decision will rest with the Assembly. The election for the role is due to take place this morning in the States.