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Deputy Haskins takes senior States role

Deputy Haskins takes senior States role

Tuesday 10 January 2023

Deputy Haskins takes senior States role

Tuesday 10 January 2023

After just over two years in the States, one of the island's youngest deputies has been appointed to his second senior committee role - this time as Vice President of the Committee for Education, Sport, and Culture.

With the second largest budget, and a number of matters on its 'to do list', ESC is seen as one of the make or break committees for political careers.

Having been on ESC since he was elected during the first island wide general election in October 2020, Deputy Sam Haskins has now been elected as Vice President of the committee overseeing all education, sport and cultural matters in the Bailiwick.

He is already Vice President of the Committee for the Environment and Infrastructure. 

ESC education Bob Murray

Pictured: Deputy Haskins has moved up the ranks within ESC after former Vice President Bob Murray resigned from the post.

Deputy Haskins replaces Deputy Bob Murray in the Vice President role, after he was elected to the Policy and Resources Committee and had to forego his other committee roles. Alderney Representative Steve Roberts has joined ESC as a committee member replacing Deputy Murray. 

Deputy Sam Haskins said he is looking forward to his new challenges as Vice-President of ESC.

"I am very pleased to have been elected by the Committee to fill the role vacated by Deputy Bob Murray. I remain extremely committed to the Committee and thoroughly enjoy the breadth of its diverse mandate.

"I recognise that the role brings with it additional responsibilities and commitments, particularly as I will now assume the role of Chair of the Interim Governance Board for a number of educational settings."

Deputy Haskins will deputise for ESC President Deputy Andrea Dudley-Owen if she is ever unable to be present at committee meetings or undertake other duties. 

She said he has already proven himself to be more than capable.

"Deputy Haskins has proven himself to be an excellent Committee member during the last two-plus years. He is a real team player, demonstrates a high level of understanding on our complex and wide-ranging mandate, and already has experience as a Vice-President, on the Committee for the Environment & Infrastructure. I am looking forward to continuing working closely with him in his new role within the Committee."


Pictured: ESC has a long 'to do list' during this term of office.

Deputy Haskins has moved up the ESC ranks while the committee has to deal with a number of matters including the re-tendering of the contact to build a new sixth form centre and college campus at Les Ozouets.

Plans to temporarily relocate the sixth form centre to the La Mare de Carteret High School site have not been met positively.

The wider plans to streamline 11-16 education to three sites is said to be progressing to schedule.



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