TRIBUTES are being paid to former Trinity Deputy Hugh Raymond, who died over the weekend.
Mr Raymond was elected to the States Assembly for the first time in 2018, having narrowly missed out on a seat four years earlier by just 16 votes.
During his four-year term, Mr Raymond served as an Assistant Health, Assistant Economic Development and Assistant Infrastructure Minister.
Very sad that Hugh Raymond passed away on the weekend. He was a stalwart of my Govt, working professionally and quietly across a no. of important areas as an Ass Min in 3 Departments : HSS; IHE; & EDTSC. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this sad time @StatesAssembly pic.twitter.com/2ihFb07yYV
— John Le Fondre (@John_Le_Fondre) April 11, 2023
He lost his seat at the 2022 general election, having undergone heart surgery during the election campaign.
As well as his time in the States Assembly, Mr Raymond was also a former head of the Honorary Police Association and was a popular figure in Island sport, having previously chaired the Jersey Sports Council.
He was a driving force in the opening of the skate part at Les Quennevais and was at the forefront of plans to revamp Fort Regent during his time as a politician.
We're deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Deputy Hugh Raymond, a dedicated member of the Jersey sporting community and express our deepest sympathy to his friends and family. May he rest in peace.
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— Jersey Sport (@JerseySport) April 11, 2023
Chief Minister Kristina Moore said: ‘I am very sad to hear that Hugh Raymond has passed away. Hugh made a huge contribution to our community through the Honorary Police, sport and as Deputy for Trinity. Hugh was a kind, warm person and widely respected. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with his family.’