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11:42 GMT, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 12:42 UK

Power is named Housing Minister

Deputy Sean Power

Deputy Sean Power has been chosen as the new islands new Housing Minister replacing Senator Terry Le Main who stepped down from the post.

In a vote of 28 to 20, he defeated the Chief Minister's candidate, Deputy Jackie Hilton in the second ballot.

Senator Alan Breckon fell out of the running in the first ballot after receiving the least votes.

None of the candidates secured half the votes so a second ballot with the two highest scoring candidates was called.

Deputy Power thanked members, and especially the former minister, Senator Terry Le Main.

"I want to thank my friend and teacher Senator Le Main, he has taught me very well how to work in the housing department.

"I want to thank all members in the Assembly for the fair way they have treated me and for their vote.

"I have every respect for the Chief Minister, I don't always agree with what he does or what he says but he has my respect, as does the Chief Minister," said Deputy Power.

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Mrs Scott, St Peter

What he needs to do is to follow in the footsteps of Terry le Main who was an exceedingly good Housing Minister who had a very tough job and who should not have made to feel it necessary to resign. A TOUGH ACT TO FOLLOW, but I wish him luck.

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