How Government Works

Guernsey's system of government is unique and complex, and it is important for any aspiring Deputy to develop a good understanding of how it works, as part of their preparation to stand for the role. 

The pages below offer prospective candidates information on what is involved in being a part of the Government of Guernsey.
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The States of Deliberation consists of 38 People's Deputies, elected every four years from a...

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Taking Proposals to the Assembly

Every proposal is different, but the journey from idea to debate by the States of Deliberation...

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Committee Meetings

The purpose of Committee meetings is to discharge Committee mandates. They are the engine room of...

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Committees of the States

The States of Guernsey is structured into one Senior Committee, six Principal Committees and...

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