THE PARLIAMENTARY COMMISSIONER

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The old

The New

The Parliamentary Commissioner Sherlyn Hall is now no more in that post.  It followed the debacle at the advanced in poll on 3 May when 8500 people were funnelled into a crowded space at the Kendal Isaacs Gym that was clearly inadequate for the purpose.  Mr. Hall insisted that it was not his fault that he had been overruled by the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of National Security Carl Smith.  No can do.  He was the Parliamentary Commissioner and no one could tell him what to do.  So, he is gone and we have a new person.

The Cabinet Office issued the following statement to the country in the late hours of Friday 5 May:

The Cabinet Office advises that with effect from 6th May 2017 Mr. Charles Albury will serve as Acting Parliamentary Commissioner until the post is substantively filled.

Mr. Albury has served with distinction in the public service in various ministries for more than 30 years. His present substantive post is Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism. The Government looks forward to drawing on his extensive experience in the public service and in particular his previous distinguished service in the Parliamentary Registration Department.