Alderney Election: Results & Reaction

27th November 2016
Four of the five candidates elected to the States of Alderney

Four of the five candidates elected to the States of Alderney

The people of Alderney have voted for a fresh start.

Only one current states member kept their seat in the States election.

The clear poll-topper was James Dent, who is new to the States.

He has been popular with the electorate due to his background in transport, a hot topic on the island at the moment.

Elsewhere, Louis Jean kept his place in the States, coming in a firm second.

The new vote counting system meant we could watch the tally in real time, with the fifth seat hotly contested – in the end newcomer Tony Barnes took the spot.

Alex Snowdon and Mike Dean made up the five – with Francis Simonet, Neil Harvey and Christopher Rowley all losing their current seats.

The results in full are pictured below:

Aldy Election Results Nov 2016

Nearly 70% of the electorate had their say in Alderney’s election. The Returning Officer, Victor Brownlees, says he’s delighted with the turnout – which he believes shows the island is interested in politics and wants to have a say in its future.

Poll topper James Dent secured 624 votes from 943 valid papers. He says he’s delighted to have the public’s backing and is looking forward to working with all who want to help Alderney prosper in the future.

To hear the story of the night and the reaction from those involved, listen to our roundup below:

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