Vallois Tops The Poll
17th May 2018
Who’s in and who’s out? Read about the Election winners and losers.
Tracey Vallois has topped the Senatorial poll in the 2018 Election.
The St John Deputy won a total of 15518 votes, just ahead of Home Affairs Minister Kristina Moore (15292)
Reform party Chairman Deputy Sam Mezec scraped through, thanks to a clear victory in St Helier. He topped the poll in town with 3119 votes.
John Le Fondré, Lyndon Farnham, Steve Pallett, Ian Gorst, and Sarah Ferguson complete the top 8.
Jersey’s new line-up of Senators
It means no political newcomers managed to break through with a big enough island-wide mandate, though Moz Scott finished just outside the rankings in 9th with 10884, ahead of Anthony Lewis with 10709 votes.
On the deputy benches, it’ll be a pretty even mix of old and new faces.
Of the 29, a total of 13 newcomers enter the Assembly, and 16 politicians have been returned to office.
Rowland Huelin and Trevor Pointon have taken St Peter and St John, while Honorary Police president Hugh Raymond has won in Trinity.
Gregory Guida and Kirsten Morel have won in St Lawrence and 28 year old teacher Jess Perchard has taken St Saviour 3.
In St Clement, Social Security Minister Susie Pinel topped the poll, and newcomer Lindsay Ash takes the second seat.
In St Saviour 1 Kevin Pamplin is in, coming second to Jeremy Macon who keeps his seat for another term.
In St Helier 3 and 4 Mike Higgins and Richard Rondel are returned, and joined by newcomers Mary Le Hegarat and Steve Ahier.
Sitting deputies Montfort Tadier and Graham Truscott have kept their seats in St Brelade 2, Richard Renouf in St Ouen, Kevin Lewis and Louise Doublet in St Saviour 2, and there is no change in St Helier 1 with Judy Martin, Russell Labey and Scott Wickenden returned.
Reform claimed a clean sweep in St Helier 2, where Carina Alves and Rob Ward joining Geoff Southern.
The party has increased its tally in the States Assembly from 3 to 5, but Chairman Sam Mezec has earlier told Channel 103 the measure of a successful election would have been securing wins for at least 8 of the 18 Reform candidates.
Simon Brée is no longer a States Member after failing to take the step up from Deputy to Senator.
The night’s other political casualty came in St Mary, where John le Baily beat Juliette Gallichan by just 25 votes.
In total 18 of the 49 States Members will be newcomers, and 13 are women.
Tune in to Channel 103 to hear from the winners and losers, and find out what political ambitions the poll-toppers have in the next States Assembly.