Jersey

Jersey's first chief minister receives OBE

Frank Walker
Image caption Mr Walker was chief minister of Jersey between 2005 and 2008

Jersey's first Chief Minister has received his OBE in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Frank Walker was the only person from Jersey named in the New Year Honours List.

The former senator was elected Jersey's first chief minister when ministerial government was introduced in 2005.

He stepped down from the role in 2008 after serving 18 years in the States, as a Deputy, and then Senator. He received his OBE from Prince Charles.

During his career Mr Walker was a controversial figure at times.

He was both criticised and praised for his work developing the finance industry in the island.

He gained international media attention during the historic abuse investigation, and a complaint about how he was portrayed on Newsnight was upheld by the BBC Trust.

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