After they are elected, States Members can take on three main roles:

  1. Minister or Assistant Minister: 21 States Members can hold Ministerial positions at one time. Collectively, they are known as the Council of Ministers. The Council of Ministers are responsible for managing each area of Government. 
  2. Scrutiny Panels and Committees: Scrutiny Panels and Committees review the work of the Government, ask questions, and make suggestions for how the Government can improve the work it does. There are different Scrutiny Committees for different areas of Government, each led by a Chair. There are also Scrutiny Panels set up to review larger projects, for example the new Hospital Review Panel.
    Ministers cannot sit on Scrutiny Panels, States Assembly members who aren’t on the Council of Ministers are sometimes referred to as ‘backbenchers.’
  3. Privileges and Procedures Committee (PPC): Both Ministers and backbenchers can sit on the Privilege and Procedures Committee. The PPC Committee reviews the rules and expectations for States Meetings, and the rules and expectations of States Members. 

How is a Government formed? 

After an election, each successful candidate becomes a member of the States Assembly and is known as a States Member. In the first States Meeting after the election, the States Assembly will decide on which States Members become Ministers. 

Individuals can nominate themselves for the position of Chief Minister and become the person who leads the Council of Ministers (Jersey’s Executive). States Members vote, and the member with the most votes becomes Chief Minister. 

Once the Chief Minister is elected, he/she forms a Council of Ministers. This is also carried out through votes by the States Assembly. The Chief Minister will nominate a member for each role in the Council of Ministers, and the Assembly nominates another States Member. The States Member with the most votes becomes Minister with responsibility for a particular area. 

Up to 21 States Members can be Ministers at any one time. 

The tables below show the positions held by Members, as well as any political parties they belong to. 

Senators

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MemberMinisterial Position(s)Scrutiny Position(s)Review Panel(s)Political Party
Lyndon FarnhamMinister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture

Deputy Chief Minister
Sarah FergusonMember of the Future Hospital Review Panel
Ian GorstMinister for External Relations and Financial Services
John Le FondréChief MinisterMember of Jersey Alliance
Sam MézecMember of the Gender Pay Gap Review PanelMember of Reform Jersey
Kristina MoorePresident of the Scrutiny Liaison Committee

Chair of the Corporate Services Scrutiny Panel
Member of the Brexit Review Panel

Member of the Future Hospital Review Panel

Member of the Gender Pay Gap Review Panel

Member of the Government Plan Review Panel
Steve PallettMember of the Corporate Services Scrutiny Panel

Member of the Economic and International Affairs Scrutiny Panel
Member of the Migration and Population Review PanelMember of the Progress Party
Tracey ValloisVice-Chair of the Privileges and Procedures Committee

Member of the Corporate Services Scrutiny Panel

Member of the Children, Education and Home Affairs Scrutiny Panel

Member of the Public Accounts Committee

Connétables

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MemberParishMinisterial Position(s)Scrutiny Position(s)Review Panel(s)Political Party
Richard BuchananSt. OuenAssistant Chief Minister

Assistant Minister for External Relations
Member of Jersey Alliance
Simon CrowcroftSt. HelierMember of the Privileges and Procedures Committee
Mike JacksonSt. BreladeChair of the Environment, Housing and Infrastructure Scrutiny Panel

Member of the Scrutiny Liaison Committee
Member of the Brexit Review Panel

Member of the Future Hospital Review Panel

Member of the Government Plan Review Panel
Andy JehanSt. JohnMember of the Future Hospital Review Panel
John Le BaillySt. Mary
John Le MaistreGrouvilleMember of the Environment, Housing and Infrastructure Scrutiny Panel

Member of the Public Accounts Committee
Philip Le SueurTrinityMember of Jersey Alliance
Sadie Le Sueur-RennardSt. SaviourMember of the Environment, Housing and Infrastructure Scrutiny PanelMember of the Safer Travel Guidelines Review Panel
Deidre MezbourianSt. Lawrence
Karen Shenton-StoneSt. MartinMember of the Public Accounts Committee

Member of the Privileges and Procedures Committee
Member of the Gender Pay Gap Review Panel
Marcus TroySt Clement Member of the Planning Committee
Richard VibertSt. PeterAssistant Minister for Children and EducationMember of the Corporate Services Scrutiny Panel

Member of the Public Accounts Committee

Deputies

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MemberDistrictMinisterial Position(s)Scrutiny Position(s)Review Panel(s)Political Party
Steve AhierSt. Helier No. 3Member of the Corporate Services Scrutiny PanelMember of the Legal Aid Review Panel

Member of the Migration and Population Review Panel
Carina AlvesSt. Helier No. 2Chair of the Privileges and Procedures Committee

Member of the Health and Social Security Scrutiny Panel
Member of Reform Jersey
Lindsay AshSt. ClementAssistant Minister for Treasury and Resources

Assistant Home Affairs Minister
Member of Jersey Alliance
Louise DoubletSt. Saviour No. 2Member of the Children, Education and Home Affairs Scrutiny PanelMember of Care of Children in Jersey Review Panel

Member of the Gender Pay Gap Review Panel
Inna GardinerSt. Helier No. 3Chair of the Public Accounts Committee

Member of the Environment, Housing and Infrastructure Scrutiny Panel

Member of the Scrutiny Liaison Committee
Member of the Brexit Review Panel

Member of the Future Hospital Review Panel

Member of the Government Plan Review Panel

Member of the Safer Travel Guidelines Review Panel
Gregory GuidaSt. LawrenceMinister for Home Affairs

Assistant Minister for the Environment
Member of Jersey Alliance
Mike HigginsSt. Helier No. 3Member of the Children, Education and Home Affairs Scrutiny PanelMember of the Brexit Review Panel

Member of the Care of Children in Jersey Review Panel

Member of the Safer Travel Guidelines Review Panel
Rowland HuelinSt. PeterAssistant Chief MinisterMember of Jersey Alliance
David JohnsonSt. MaryChair of the Economic and International Affairs Scrutiny Panel

Member of the Scrutiny Liaison Committee
Member of the Brexit Review Panel

Member of the Future Hospital Review Panel

Member of the Legal Aid Review Panel

Member of the Government Plan Review Panel
Carolyn LabeyGrouvilleMinister for International Development

Assistant Chief Minister
Russell LabeySt. Helier No. 1Minister for Housing and Communities
Mary Le HegaratSt. Helier No. 3Chair of the Health and Social Services Scrutiny Panel

Member of the Privileges and Procedures Committee

Member of the Scrutiny Liaison Committee
Member of the Future Hospital Review Panel

Member of the Government Plan Review Panel
Kevin LewisSt. Saviour No. 2Minister for Infrastructure
Steve LuceSt. MartinMember of the Economic and International Affairs Scrutiny Panel

Member of the Environment, Housing and Infrastructure Scrutiny Panel
Member of the Progress Party
Jeremy MaçonSt. Saviour No. 1Assistant Minister for Housing and Communities

Assistant Minister for Social Security
Member of the Planning Committee
Judy MartinSt. Helier No. 1Minister for Social Security Member of Jersey Alliance
Kirsten MorelSt. LawrenceAssistant Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture
Kevin PamplinSt. Saviour No. 1Member of the Health and Social Security Scrutiny Panel
Jess PerchardSt. Saviour No. 3Assistant Minister for the Environment
Susie PinelSt. ClementMinister for Treasury and ResourcesMember of Jersey Alliance
Trevor PointonSt. JohnAssistant Minister for Health and Social Services

Assistant Minister for Children and Education
Hugh RaymondTrinityAssistant Minister for Health and Social Services

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure

Assistant Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture
Member of Jersey Alliance
Richard RenoufSt. OuenMinister for Health and Social Services
Geoff SouthernSt. Helier No. 2Member of Reform Jersey
Montfort TadierSt. Brelade No. 2Member of the Care of Children in Jersey Review Panel Member of Reform Jersey
Graham TruscottSt. Brelade No. 2Member of the Environment, Housing and Infrastructure Scrutiny PanelMember of the Migration and Population Review Panel
Rob WardSt. Helier No. 2Chair of the Children, Education and Home Affairs Scrutiny Panel

Member of the Scrutiny Liaison Committee
Member of the Brexit Review Panel

Member of the Care of Children in Jersey Panel

Member of the Legal Aid Review Panel

Member of the Government Plan Review Panel

Member of the Safer Travel Guidelines Review Panel
Member of Reform Jersey
Scott WickendenSt. Helier No. 1Minister for Children and Education

Assistant Chief Minister

Assistant Minister for Social Security
Member of Jersey Alliance
John YoungSt. Brelade No. 1Minister for the Environment