Tribute paid to Conseiller following tragic death

At this week’s Midsummer meeting of Chief Pleas tribute was paid to the late Conseiller Christopher Drillot who tragically passed away last week.  The Speaker of Chief Pleas, Lt. Col. Reginald Guille MBE, told the House:
“As we all know, Chris died in an accident last Thursday evening, 30th June.  Chris was elected to Chief Pleas at the general election held in December 2018 where he placed fourth receiving 165 votes and his term of office would have ended in January next year.  Chris always spoke from his heart when he contributed to debate, often making forceful comments.  He was, until last month, the chairman of the Douzaine; a post he stood down from due to pressures of his own business and private life and committee work.  He was also a member of the P&F Committee and tonight he was due to introduce item five, the amendment to the Reform Law for the Constable’s new role.  He also served on the Harbours, Pilotage & Shipping Committee and the Pandemic Emergency Committee; all very busy committees that demanded a lot of his time, especially the Pandemic Committee over the past three years.  Chris was a hard-working Conseiller who gave of his best for his adoptive island.  On your [Chief Pleas] behalf, I have sent a card of condolence from Chief Pleas to his widow Sally, daughter Sophie and his family.”
A letter had also been received from the Ministry of Justice which the Speaker read to the House:
‘Condolences from the Ministry of Justice – I am very sorry to hear of the very sudden and tragic death of Conseiller Chris Drillot.  I would be grateful if you would extend my condolences on behalf of the Ministry of Justice to Chris’ family, friends and all who knew him.’
A minutes’ silence was then observed in memory of one of Chief Pleas’ hardest working members, the late Chris Drillot.

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