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REFERENDUM ON CET
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6564 17230
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Ian Le Marquand tops the poll

Written by Ryan Morrison on 16 October 2008 at 01:16

Senator Elect Ian Le Marquand has topped the poll with 14,238 votes.


He will be joined in the States of Jersey come December by Alan Breckon, Alan Maclean, Paul Routier, Philip Ozouf and Sarah Ferguson.


There were also elections for Constable in St Lawrence, St Mary, St Clement and St Peter.

Len Norman (St Clement) will be joining the Constables benches from December as will Julliette Gallichan (St Mary), John Refault (St Peter) and Deidre Mezbourian (St Lawrence).


We also saw the islands first referendum in 50 years over whether we should move to Central European Time.


This vote went 6564 votes for the move to 17,230 votes against. That is 27.6% for and 72.4% against.


The biggest upset of the night was for the current Education Minister, Mike Vibert, who lost his seat - coming in ninth overall with 6098 votes.

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Just one to go

Written by Ben Chapple on 16 October 2008 at 00:45

With only St Helier's results to be announced 1579 seperate sixth and seventh. Can Mike Higgins make up the ground on Sarah Ferguson in one parish? Have your say on this and any part of the election at the bottom of the page.

Latest from St Helier is 35 minutes to a result.

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St Helier in before 1

Written by Ben Chapple on 16 October 2008 at 00:20

We were told earlier that the St Helier result would be in at 1:20 but we are now told it may come in at 00:40. We're also still waiting on results from St Brelade and St Peter.

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Breckon moves to second

Written by Ryan Morrison on 16 October 2008 at 00:13

After coming second in his home parish of St Saviour Alan Breckon moves into second place overall.

He got 1589 votes in St Saviour which put him into second place overall with 5839 votes - 3000 behind Ian Le Marquand who currently tops the poll and 4 votes ahead of Alan Maclean in third place.

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Le Marquand a "centre" politician

Written by Matthew Price on 16 October 2008 at 00:13

The candidate who's leading the poll for Senator says he's from the centre of politics in Jersey.

Most parishes have declared in the election for six new Senators, Constables in four parishes, and for a referendum on whether Jersey should adopt Central European Time

Mr Le Marquand says it appears voters want change - but also candidates with experience of public life.

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Standing for Deputy?

Written by Ryan Morrison on 15 October 2008 at 23:52

Les asked the question: Should failed Candidates be allowed to get into the States through the back door via the Deputies Elections - I think not?

Have your say using the form at the bottom.

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Le Marquand still topping poll

Written by Sarah Scriven on 15 October 2008 at 23:45

Election newcomer Ian Le Marquand is leading the polls so far in the elections for Senator in Jersey

The count is underway cross the island for six new Senators, Constables in four parishes, and for a referendum on whether Jersey should adopt Central European Time

With results declared in eight parishes former Magistrate Ian Le Marquand is followed by Senators Alan Maclean, Philip Ozouf, Paul Routier and Sarah Ferguson. Deputy Alan Breckon is so far in the sixth Senatorial position, with Senator Mike Vibert missing out SO FAR in seventh place

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Comments: so far...

Written by Commenters on 15 October 2008 at 23:40

Same Old Story: Yet again, it's the same old faces, so much for hoping there was going to be some changes to this Island... it's going to be the same old promises... what a shame.

Although, it's not surprising, seeing as most people I have spoken to responded with comments like:

"I'm not voting, whats the point? It will always be the same!"

Sorry, but that attitude has left us in exactly the same situation as before...

Come on people, to change things you have to vote, but too late now!

Heres to another fun six years...

Dan: Does this mean that if Alan Breckon comes bottom of the six he will be the next Chief Minister?
I hope so.!

Steven: If Colin Egre is elected as Constable of St Peter's and the current top 6 finish top then there will only be one new polititian from today's election.

McChambers: The verdict of middle Jersey is stability not change.
Well done to Alan - that's how you do it, with hard work, Northern grit, and no histrionics.

Steve: People with facial hair do not get elected. Vibert should of shaved his beard!!! Is that where he went wrong?

Sara Wilson: I am really pleased with these results. I did not want the JDA or Time 4 Change because they were not supportive of finance. I voted for Philip Ozouf, Ian Le Marquand and Sarah Ferguson so I am really happy with these results!

Kevin: How sad to see that it looks as if the new establishment......is just going to be the old establishment! Looking forward (read "backward") to the next six years!


Roy Bisson: Surely the results to date reflect the normal Channel Islands trend - the well known do best - unless, of course, tainted by previous political record!


Matthew: Feels like a re-run of 2005 in the sense that the campaigners for wholesale change in the run-up to the election have had a disproportionate share of the "noise". It's been easy to interpret that noise as a reflection of a strong revolutionary mood amongst the electorate, but as in 2005 it appears that middle, moderate Jersey has come out in force and spoken in favour of evolution rather than revolution!


Jason Roberts: I think one of the main reasons the new comers are not doing well is from the behaviour of some of their supporters at the hustings and also the internet. If you cannot demonstrate democracy then people will shun you.


Peta: Please, please not this top six! I'm getting deja vu and sick of it! Do people really want to pay GST on food. We need new blood and had some great new candidates to choose from - we shouldn't be scared by the "old school". Here's hoping for a turnaround later tonight - I'll keep watching!


Anon-21: In order to save alot hassle and lost votes, why have we not introduced online voting. It would enable many more people who have limited time or access to voting stations to use their vote in order to bring about change.

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Le Marquand tops poll so far

Written by Sarah Scriven on 15 October 2008 at 23:01

Election newcomer Ian Le Marquand is leading the polls so far in the elections for Senator in Jersey

The count is underway cross the island for six new Senators, Constables in four parishes, and for a referendum on whether Jersey should adopt Central European Time

With results declared for five parishes, St Martin, St Mary St John, Trinity and St Ouen former Magistrate Ian Le Marquand is followed by Senators Alan Maclean, Philip Ozouf, Paul Routier and Sarah Ferguson. Deputy Alan Breckon is so far in the sixth Senatorial position, with Senator Mike Vibert missing out SO FAR in seventh place

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Declaring late

Written by Ryan Morrison on 15 October 2008 at 21:49
A late declaration is expected in St Brelade and St Lawrence but Trinity hope to declare before 10pm.
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Comments: voting and candidates

Written by Commenters on 15 October 2008 at 21:53

Fred: I hope there is a good number of voters this time, lets face it there has been an intense campain to get people involved this time, how ever i would still have to wonder that if there has been a better turn out than usual, will it be down to the campain or the discontent people have for the old boys and girls and a thirst for new blood, what do you think ???

Katrina: I voted today but i know of many people who didn't bother. How can we ever expect to see the changes to our government we so desperately need, if people don't take the time to vote. The "old school" need bringing down a peg or two as they've had their own way for far too long...at the expense of all of us. Let's hope some new blood is on it's way..our future depends on it.

Mick Whiteman: This election is proving very emotive for island residents,i know of 4 people personally who in their 50s are voting for the first time!

Lau: I am not liking the fact philip ozouf was in Honest Nevs list, apart from that i dont like the other 5 in his list either! Please dont let this happen!!

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Comments: referendum?

Written by Commenters on 15 October 2008 at 21:50

Anonymous: Having finally stopped laughing at the absurdity of the "time zone" referendum, can we test the referendum system PROPERLY please by voting whether this Jimmy Perchard is actually fit to be in government at all if this is his most pressing concern?

Jimmy P is a legend: I completely disagree with you ''Anonymous.'' CET is a great idea and Jimmy Perchard is a legend for suggesting it!

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Comments: how many ballots?

Written by Commenters on 15 October 2008 at 21:54

We've been asking you to send us your comments - here are a few of the ones we've had so far:

Ann House: I to was asked about the referendum form at Rouge Boullion School. The asking about the forms it is down to who ever is in charge of the elections the people at the front line and asking the questions were very polite and only doing as told.

Tigger: Hi all. I voted in st.Helier number 2 and was asked if I wanted to vote in the referendum. I replied firmly 'YES!' so no problem but I did feel that, in the way that the question was asked, was an assumption that I would not want to vote in the referendum. This is what worries me about the question. Voters should not be given any indication of the officials feelings on any aspect of the referendum. It must all be totally neutral!!


Bryan de Gruchy:
The referendum paper is one thing,, everyone should have had one.

As  for constable and senatorial papers, it may be that a person hadn’t researched one or the other and would not have turned out for an election for that position on that basis, they therefore should surely be given the choice of which election to partake in. Come November some people may choose not to take part in the deputies election.


Don Filleul: I too was surprised at St. Lawrence to be asked how many voting papers I wanted -- it certainly seems that someone has instructed the Parishes to offer choice. How odd!

Peter: Grouville gave me both slips this morning so democracy is alive and well here.

Tess: I voted in Grouville this morning - I was asked if I wanted a form for the CET referendum, therefore the choice was optional! If the referendum result was in favour of CET, I assume that the States would veto it, I consider the rferendum a waste of politicians nd civil servants time - I think the issue is merely frippery! Would you ask Adrian and Christopher what impact they consider web and blog sites have had on these elections?

Marion: I was also asked if I wanted 1, 2 or 3 slips in St Lawrence.

Jerry: The very first time we have multiple elections on the same day - and no-one thought to rehearse procedure???? Should have been a no-brainer, surely?

Edward Trevor: In St Helier No 3 we were asked if we wanted both papers. From my experience, as an agent for a political party, at European and GLA elections all papers were given to all electors who attended their polling stations or voted by post.

Steve: What's the problem with asking people if they want one, two or three papers? The choice belongs to the voter - the decision on who and what is being voting for is made before arriving at the polling station surely?

Lloyd Mourant: Whase was my reply.t a crazy situation we find ourselves in. I like many others attended my Parish Hall in St Clement to vote, only to be asked the question how many ballot papers would you like? well three of course was my reply!!

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It is going to be a late night...

Written by Ben Chapple on 15 October 2008 at 21:20

The closure of the polls in two Jersey parishes was delayed for almost an hour after there were queues as voting ended.


The counting in St Peter started at about 20:50 and ten minutes later in St Ouen.

There were also queues in St Lawrence, Grouville and Trinity.

The Constable of one Jersey parish expects young people will make an impact on the election results.

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Do you want 1,2 or 3?

Written by Ryan Morrison on 15 October 2008 at 21:10

We've had reports from around the island that people were asked whether they want to vote in one or all of the elections in their district.

When you went to vote were you given the choice or were you given all the papers without question?

Christopher Lakeman suggested that it should be the responsibility of the voter to decide whether they want to decline/not use a ballot paper and not the responsibility of the person giving you the paper.

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BBC Jersey Election Studio

Written by Ryan Morrison on 15 October 2008 at 21:05

Roger Bara, Adrian Lee, Christopher Lakeman and Jim Perchard are in the studio for our election broadcast.

Election Studio

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St Helier turnout average

Written by Ryan Morrison on 15 October 2008 at 21:00

The St Helier Jurat expects the turnout in the islands capital to be between 30% and 40% although it's expected to be closer to the early 30's.

Anywhere from 1000-1500 voters turning up to vote in St John with the majority turning up after 5pm. The St John results are expected before 10pm which could see them the first to declare.

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Polls close at St Peter

Written by Ben Chapple on 15 October 2008 at 20:50

The polls finally closed in St Peter at 20:48 and counting could begin.

St Mary is expecting announcements at 21:30 after a steady stream of voters all day.

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Lots of queuing

Written by Matthew Price on 15 October 2008 at 20:45

Voters in several parishes were queuing to vote as the polls closed in Jersey.

The count is underway cross the island for six new Senators, Constables in four parishes, and for a referendum on whether Jersey should adopt Central European Time

In Grouville where the car park was full as the polls closed the Constable Dan Murphy told BBC Jersey he hadn't seen such queues for such a long time

Officials were expecting a sixty per cent turnout there.

Across the island in St Peter there was a line of voters still waiting at eight o'clock. The closure of the poll was delayed there.

In St Lawrence queues were snaking around the parish hall as the official voting time ended.

Meanwhile in St Clement the Constable Derek Gray was pleased with the number of young people who've turned out to vote.

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Young voters in St Clement

Written by Matthew Price on 15 October 2008 at 20:45

A Constable in Jersey is pleased with the number of young people who've turned out to vote in his parish.

Half an hour after the polls closed, St Clement Constable Derek Grey says young people, some of whom are voting for the first time, have responded well.

The count is underway cross the island for six new Senators, Constables in four parishes, and for a referendum on whether Jersey should adopt Central European Time

There are reports some people are still queuing to vote as the polls closed in Jersey. St Lawrence and St Peter were among parishes who reported people still waiting to vote at eight o'clock

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After midnight in St Saviour

Written by Ryan Morrison on 15 October 2008 at 20:40

St Saviour aren't expecting to be able to announce their result into after midnight due to the high turnout in the parish.


St Saviour has the second largest electoral roll after St Helier with 7,440 registered electors.

There were people queueing down St Saviours road and the road had to be closed for a while due to people waiting in line.

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Still queuing in St Peter

Written by Ryan Morrison on 15 October 2008 at 20:37

There were still 60/70 people in the queue in St Peter when the polls closed at 8.10.

Anyone in the queue at the close of polls will still be allowed to vote but nobody new is being allowed to join the queue.

Election workers are taking teas and coffees to the people waiting in line.

Turnout has been so high ballot papers were having to be stuffed into the ballot box to get them in.

Counting hasn't started yet.

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High turnout and queues

Written by Ryan Morrison on 15 October 2008 at 20:30

The Parish of Grouville are predicting a turnout of over 60%.

In St Lawrence people working at the polling station said they have never seen so many people turning out to vote before and the feeling is it will be higher than the 50% turnout in 2005.

There was a late close in St Lawrence as there were queues snaking around the Parish Hall at 7:50. This meant it was 8:10 by the time the final voters had cast their vote.

St Clement are predicting a turnout of over 50% and hope to have finished counting by 11pm.

In 2005 St Clement saw a turnout of 44%. According to Adrian Lee a 6% turnout increase in St Clement could be an indicator of the turnout increase across the island at the end of the night.

St Martin have also seen huge queues at the polling station during the day and are expecting a turnout of at least 50%.

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Honest Nev Predicts

Written by Ryan Morrison on 15 October 2008 at 20:13

Jersey bookmaker Honest Nev has seen the hottest favourite for a single candidate since the start of voting on elections in his St John shop.

He predicts, based on betting so far that Ian Le Marquand will come top - he is 4/5 on favourite.

His predictions for the poll is:

1. Le Marquand
2. Ian Maclean
3. Alan Breckon
4. Philip Ozouf
5. Paul Routier
6. Sarah Ferguson

He also predicted that Mike Vibert will lose his seat and that Adrian Walsh will come bottom of the poll.

Time will tell as the counts come in over the night. Share your thoughts and predictions using the form below.

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Polls have closed

Written by Ryan Morrison on 15 October 2008 at 20:00

Polls have now closed around the island.

Parishes have reported a steady stream of voters since polls opened at 8am this morning.

The Parish Halls in St Saviour and Grouville said more people voted this morning than usual.

We're expecting the first result after 9pm.

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Live online

Written by Ryan Morrison on 15 October 2008 at 18:07

Keep up to date with the results from election over the course of the night with BBC Jersey.

We'll have results from the Senators on the right and the referendum above. Also use the links on the right to see results by Parish and candidate.

You can also listen to BBC Radio Jersey's election night special by clicking the link on the right or share your thoughts using the form below.

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HAVE YOUR SAY
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