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States Members Code of Conduct Panel



States Members have a Code of Conduct that they must stick to.

If someone wants to make a official complaint about the behaviour of a Deputy they write to the Chair of the States Members’ Conduct Panel at the Royal Court, setting out the allegation and enclosing any supporting evidence.  If the Chair believes there is a case to be answered, she forms an Investigation Panel, consisting of herself and two other members of the Conduct Panel.

If the Investigation Panel finds that the complaint is justified, but is minor, it will normally give the States Member concerned a caution.

If the Panel decides that the Member should be formally reprimanded, suspended, removed from a particular office or expelled, it reports its findings to the States Assembly and Constitution Committee which, in turn, puts the recommendation to the States for a vote.

The Code of Conduct Panel has a Chair, a Vice-Chair and eight others members who are appointed by the Presiding Officer (the Bailiff) for a five year term.


There are two vacancies.  For further information contact the Secretary, Adrian Nicole, on 749513.

Application should be sent to the Secretary to the Bailiff, Royal Court House, St Peter Port or to  All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.


Closed: 17th January 2020
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Guernsey’s iconic women of the future?

Thank you for nominating a young woman or girl for our future iconic Guernsey women campaign to celebrate International Women’s Day!

Nominations close on Sunday 6 March at 17.00.

Please fill in the details below.


Miriam Makeba - South Africa

Nominated by: Christine James

Zenzile Miriam Makeba (1932 to 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer, songwriter, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil rights activist. Associated with musical genres including Afropop, jazz, and world music, she was an advocate against apartheid and white-minority government in South Africa. In 2020 she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 women of the century. 

South Africa is ranked 12th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 45.8% (source: 

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The original image “The Hague Jazz 2008 – Miriam Makeba” by Haags Uitburo is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. 


Jacinda Ardern - New Zealand

Nominated by: Martin Lock

Jacinda Ardern (born 1980) has served as prime minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017. In 2019, she led the country through the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, rapidly introducing strict gun laws in response, and throughout 2020 she directed the country’s widely praised response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ardern was the world’s second elected head of government to give birth in office when her daughter was born in 2018. ‘An inspiring Prime Minister who brought a nation together with true leadership, empathy and compassion.’

New Zealand is ranked 4th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 48.3% (source: 

Other iconic women: Dame Whina Cooper, nominated by Claire Fisher, and Kate Sheppard, nominated by Anna Cooper.

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