Guernsey Election 2012: As it happened

Key points

  • 76% highest turnout was in the West
  • 12 sitting deputies lost their seats
  • 20,459 people cast their vote a turnout of 71.4%
  • 5 first time deputies topped the poll in their district
  • 5 of the 45 members of the new States are women
  • 20 first time members and 2 former politicians were elected
  • 3 votes separated success and failure in St Peter Port North
  • 29,500 eligible registered voters
  • 72 spoilt and 71 blank votes
  • 4.7 votes were used on average

Live text

Last updated 24 April 2012

STANDARD 2000 Welcome to the BBC Guernsey Election Live Page

Ben Chapple, Ryan Morrison and Jordan Allen in the BBC Guernsey newsroom will keep readers up to date with results and key points through the night and into Thursday. To get involved use Twitter (via hashtag #Gsy2012) or text us via 07786 200 932 (Not all contributions can be used. Messages will be charged at your standard operator rate.)

The BBC has reporters at counts across the island who will be contributing to our live coverage, and BBC Guernsey is on air with news, analysis and key interviews. You can listen to live coverage by clicking here.

Polls have closed in the 2012 States of Guernsey deputies election.

STANDARD 2015 St Martin opened late

St Martin's polling station closed 12 minutes late due to voters queuing at the door when it was due to shut at 8pm according to BBC South East reporter Fae Tabel.

STANDARD 2021 Live studio guests

First live BBC Guernsey studio guests: Former Education Minister Carol Steere and electoral candidate Margaret Talbot-Cull who withdrew from the election.

Live studio guests Carol Steere and Margaret Talbot-Cull

STANDARD 2035 Two turned away from Vale

Two people were turned away from Vale Douzaine Room after 20:00 BST - they thought they could vote until 21:00 BST, according to Emma Coulthurst, reporter for the Vale.

STANDARD 2035 St Peter Port North turnout

Estimates of a 64% turnout for St Peter Port North as 2,358 people cast their vote.

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@JessBisson

Well done to all candidates who embraced twitter as one put it electorate and elector finger tips apart can only be a good thing #Gsy2012

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@katelister

Good to see turnouts in #Gsy2012 so good despite reported voter apathy and poor grammar in manifestos!

STANDARD 2050 Four years ago

Let's take a trip back four years, 18,576 islanders cast a total of 89,239 votes to decide which of the 88 candidates they preferred.

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@keelingover

It's like the war, glued to the wireless tonight for news #gsy2012.

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@MsSanFrandisco

Voting apathy isn't necess down to disillusionment. Amazed at no of people who have proudly told me "Won't be voting, I never have"