Jonathan Le Tocq

Jonathan Paul Le Tocq (born 4[citation needed] March 1964) is a politician in Guernsey.[2]

Jonathan Le Tocq
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Jonathan Le Tocq in 2019
Chief Minister of Guernsey
In office
12 March 2014 – 4 May 2016
Preceded byPeter Harwood
Succeeded byGavin St Pier
as President of the Policy and Resources Committee[1]
Personal details
Born (1964-03-04) 4 March 1964 (age 58)
Guernsey
Political partyIndependent (2012–2020)
Guernsey Partnership of Independents (2020–present)

Early life and careerEdit

Adopted[3] in Guernsey.[4] After working in London, he was ordained into Christian ministry before returning to Guernsey where he became Senior Pastor of Church on the Rock in 1989.[5]

Life in politicsEdit

In April 2012 he was nominated for the role of Guernsey's chief minister. To qualify for the position those elected need to have served in the States for four of the last eight years.[6] A few days later he remained the sole candidate after Deputy Lyndon Trott withdrew his nomination.[7] He became the Deputy Chief Minister after losing to Peter Harwood, at 20-27 votes.[8]

During his tenure as a deputy he sat on the Board of Education, served as President of Overseas Aid, and as Deputy Minister for the Treasury & Resources Department. From May 2012 to March 2014 he was Guernsey's Home Minister.[5]

In August 2020, Le Tocq joined the Guernsey Partnership of Independents party, formed by Gavin St Pier, Lyndon Trott, and Heidi Soulsby.[citation needed]

Chief MinisterEdit

Peter Harwood resigned as Chief Minister on 25 February 2014. An election was held and Le Tocq was elected Chief Minister of Guernsey on 12 March 2014,[9] a post he held until 4 May 2016, when it was won by Gavin St Pier.[10]

In June 2014, Le Tocq hosted a meeting of the British–Irish Council at a hotel in Guernsey. The UK's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Taoiseach of Ireland Enda Kenny, First Minister of Northern Ireland Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness were among those attending.[11] In January 2015, Le Tocq, and the Chief Minister of Jersey, Senator Ian Gorst, signed an agreement with La Manche and Lower Normandy to develop new links and strengthen existing relationships.[12] Le Tocq and Gorst later paid a joint visit to Brussels on 5–7 May 2015, meeting with two EU Commissioners; Pierre Moscovici, the Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, and Lord Hill, the Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Markets and Customs Union.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gavin St Pier elected as Guernsey States' President". BBC. 4 May 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  2. ^ PO Box 23, St Peter Port (2016-04-28). "Jonathan Le Tocq". www.gov.gg. Retrieved 2020-08-25.
  3. ^ Bowditch, Helen. "'We can decide abortion path,' says Le Tocq". www.guernseypress.com. Retrieved 2020-08-25.
  4. ^ "In the unlikely event…Jonathan's Journal".
  5. ^ a b "Jonathan Le Tocq". guernseyfinance.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-09-15.
  6. ^ "Two nominees for Guernsey chief minister election". BBC. 20 April 2012.
  7. ^ "Jonathan Le Tocq 'won't withdraw' from chief minister election". BBC. 25 April 2012.
  8. ^ "Harwood elected as chief minister". BBC News. 2012-05-01. Retrieved 2020-08-25.
  9. ^ "Jonathan Le Tocq elected as Guernsey's chief minister". 12 March 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  10. ^ Express, Bailiwick. "Gavin St Pier is Guernsey's new Chief Minister - but only just..." Bailiwick Express. Retrieved 2020-08-25.
  11. ^ "Chief Minister heads Isle of Man delegation at BIC Summit in Guernsey". IOM Gov. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-11-11.
  12. ^ "Chief Ministers sign agreement with Normandy". Jersey gov.
  13. ^ "Joint visit to Brussels by the Chief Ministers of Guernsey and Jersey". Channel Islands Brussels Office.
Political offices
Preceded by Chief Minister of Guernsey
2014–2016
Succeeded by