THE Island will have its first female Chief Minister after Deputy Kristina Moore was elected to succeed Senator John Le Fondré.
During a special States sitting today, Deputy Moore beat Reform Jersey leader Deputy Sam Mézec by 39 votes to ten.
Both candidates delivered a ten-minute speech before being quizzed by States Members on their plans for office.
Deputy Moore, who topped the poll in the St Mary, St Ouen and St Peter district at last month’s election, laid out her vision for her first 100 days in office.
Warmest congratulations to Deputy Kristina Moore on becoming Jersey’s first female Chief Minister designate following the vote of the Assembly today.
— John Le Fondre (@John_Le_Fondre) July 5, 2022
This includes a commitment to bring forward a ‘mini-budget’ before winter to introduce measures to combat the cost of living crisis. Deputy Moore also proposes the reintroduction of the loan-deposit scheme and stamp-duty breaks to tackle the housing crisis.
The newly appointed Chief Minister has a few days to finalise her preferred ministerial team before the States sits again next week to elect a new Council of Ministers. The sittings – due to take place on Monday and Tuesday – will see Deputy Moore propose her selected picks for each of the ministerial seats, but any Member can seek to challenge for each role.
Historic moment!!! @Moore4Jersey Congratulations! Jersey first female Chief Minister!
— Inna Gardiner (@innagardiner) July 5, 2022