Nick Le Cornu: 248 votes
Gordon Forrest: 201
Paul Le Claire: 178
Roy Travert: 70
Maureen Morgan: 51
Percentage poll: 15.22%
Mr Le Cornu (54), a lawyer and campaigner for political reform, who has tried unsuccessfully on several previous occasions to gain a seat in the States, said at a recent meeting that he felt the current government was completely out of touch and had lost its way.
‘We need a new type of politics, one that is bold but driven by the interests of ordinary Islanders and working people,’ he said. ‘Now is the time for party politics, and it’s vital the working men and women, pensioners and others organise a party with their own interests at heart – that’s my long-term goal.’
Mr Le Cornu, the only candidate to live in the district, was on the platform with former States Member Mr Le Claire, former Emeraude shipping director Mr Forrest, IT specialist Ms Morgan and mechanic and Fort Regent campaigner Mr Travert.
Mr Le Cornu replaces Deputy Trevor Pitman who was disqualified from the States after being declared bankrupt. He will hold the seat at least until the next general elections in October.
• Full report in Thursday’s JEP