THE Bailiff, Sir Philip Bailhache, is to face a vote of no confidence.
His role in the convicted paedophile Roger Holland affair, his Liberation Day speech and his role in the States are all under fire. In an unprecedented attack on the Island’s civic leader, the States are to be asked next month to request that the Queen remove him from office.
The move comes at a time when the Island’s establishment is already under fire. Next week the States are being asked to debate a vote of no confidence in the Council of Ministers and a vote of censure against Chief Minister Frank Walker over his handling of the recent debate on the Waterfront ‘masterplan’.
St Helier Deputy Shona Pitman has formally lodged the proposition, saying that it is about ‘inappropriate statements, actions and behaviour of an individual, the Island’s serving Bailiff, that have both brought his position into disrepute and significantly damaged the public’s confidence in its government as a result’.