The Minister for External Relations, Senator Ian Gorst, has congratulated UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his party’s significant victory in the General Election and has welcomed the opportunity for continued productive dialogue between Jersey and the United Kingdom.

Senator Gorst commented “I congratulate Mr Johnson on the Conservative victory and look forward to building on the positive working relationship that we have established between the Governments of Jersey and the United Kingdom.

“Mr Johnson has made a commitment to ‘Get Brexit Done’ and it is very likely that we will see the Withdrawal Bill brought back before the new Parliament, before the end of 2019. Our positive relationship is critical as the United Kingdom moves to the next stage of Brexit negotiations, and enters into discussions on the future economic partnership between the UK and the EU. We need to ensure that Jersey’s interests continue to be well understood and properly taken into account, ensuring the best possible outcome for the Island, its residents and businesses.”