Senator

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Constitutional reforms in Jersey in 1948 in the wake of the German Occupation led to the removal of Jurats from the States of Jersey and the introduction of 12 Senators in their place.

The Senators were elected on an island-wide mandate to serve for nine years. This term was designed to provide continuity in the States of Jersey, but has subsequently been reduced to six years, still twice the term of office of Deputies and Constables.

Although it is possible to gain entry to the States of Jersey for the first time by standing in a Senatorial election, many holders of the office have served an apprenticeship as Deputy. The Senators have been looked upon as the senior members of the house, although only six of the ten current members of the Council of Ministers are from their ranks.

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