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Mother of the House pays tribute to retiring Bailiff Sir Richard Collas

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Friday 08 May 2020

As the Bailiff, Sir Richard Collas, prepares to retire from the historic role, the Mother of the House, Deputy Mary Lowe, the longest-serving sitting States Member has paid tribute:

"Sir Richard is so well-loved in Guernsey and he has fulfilled his role as Bailiff with great professionalism, always showing his deep affection for the Bailiwick and its people. He has served admirably as Presiding Officer for the States Assembly too, often helping to steer political members through what can be some rather long and complex debates, providing expert advice with impartiality.

He's one of our Island leaders and the Island has changed so much, and faced so much, since he took on the role in 2012 including in what's happened this year as we face the coronavirus pandemic. Sir Richard's support to political members and to the community and some of the very moving words he's made publically, are just one example of what an excellent leader he has been. I wish him all the very best in his retirement."

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