New Speaker of Chief Pleas sworn in office

Local resident Paul Armorgie was sworn in as the new Speaker of Chief Pleas in a sitting of the island’s court last week. Mr Armorgie has previously served as the island’s deputy Speaker for some time and was the only candidate to have put himself forward for the position.

Departing Speaker, Reginald Guille made a brief statement at the close of the last meeting of Chief Pleas which elicited a round of applause from the House and the public gallery:

“It has been a great honour and a privilege to have been working with Chief Pleas, firstly as a Deputy of the People in 1998 and then appointment to deputy Seneschal then Seneschal, then President of Chief Pleas and finally the Speaker of Chief Pleas; it has been 23 years of work and I have enjoyed most of it. It hasn’t all been plain-sailing and I wish my successor, when you elect my successor in a few minutes’ time, the very best of luck in taking Chief Pleas forward during his term of office. Thank you all very much.”

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