Recounts for the Vale and St Peter Port North

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Recounts for the Vale and St Peter Port North

Post by GD on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 4:57 pm

Two recounts have been called in the wake of yesterday’s election, with candidates in the Vale and St Peter Port North asking for the poll to be looked at again.

The Vale recount was requested by James Symons, pictured, who polled 1,234 votes on Wednesday night.

He finished in eighth position, 42 votes behind successful candidate Garry Collins.

In St Peter Port North, Rhod Matthews was only three votes behind Lester Queripel and so has requested a recount for that district.

Both recounts will take place at 2pm on Friday in the Dorey Room at St James.

Candidates from the respective districts may attend.

The results will be announced by the posting of notices in the Grand Hall of the Royal Court.
On Wednesday night it was three hours and 18 minutes before the Vale declared its result, with St Peter Port North the last district to declare, having taken five hours and 26 minutes to count the votes.
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Re: Recounts for the Vale and St Peter Port North

Post by kat on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 5:44 pm

Will be interesting to see what the result will be .
but as a counter [not the ones listed ] i cant see how a mistake can be made as there is 3 checks along the way
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Post by kingcolemk on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 6:58 pm

3 votes is damn close. This could go to several re-counts. Is there any limit in Guernsey to the number of re-counts allowed ?

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Post by Spirit on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 7:59 pm

Previous recounts have come up with different figures (maybe not different results) if you worked full time as a Deputy, it must be worth a punt.


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Post by kingcolemk on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 8:37 pm

Perusal of the Guernsey Constitution seems to indicate that the first re-count result is final. Not all that clear though.

The UK allows any number, which has led to the occasional result being delayed for days.

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Post by rosie.henderson3 on Fri 20 Apr 2012, 12:59 pm

Go Lester! That comment was NOT an indication that he should loose his seat, but rather that RM should admit defeat gracefully and give way to someone who might do something during the next 4 years. Vote for newbies - give them a chance - the last lot were diabolical.

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Re: Recounts for the Vale and St Peter Port North

Post by GD on Fri 20 Apr 2012, 7:38 pm

Two recounts following the Guernsey election have failed to change the list of elected candidates.

The recounts were called in the Vale and St Peter Port North districts by candidates who had missed out on election by a small number of votes.

James Symons remained eighth in his district, finishing 42 votes behind the last successful candidates in the Vale.

Rhoderick Matthews was just three short of election in St Peter Port North, a figure reduced to two by the recount.

Deputy Matthews said he accepted the decision, but that a number of rejected postal votes in the districts had left him frustrated.

The counts took place at the Royal Court today, two days after the election.

The 45 deputies who sit in the island's government are decided by voting in seven separate districts and the successful candidates are due to begin their term in the States on 1 May. (from BBC)


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