Former mining engineer Bill Abel has been voted onto the States of Alderney in a by-election held today.
Mr Abel and Hilary Bentley were the only candidates for the seat after nominee Debbie Lewis was taken off the ballot paper because of a ruling by the States Alderney that she did not fulfil residency criteria.
Mr Abel took 321 votes and Ms Bentley took 205 votes.
Percentage turnout was low for Alderney – only 36 per cent of people voted; a total of 534. Eight papers were spoiled.
Afterwards Mr Abel said he was delighted at the result and that he hoped to work with political colleagues to improve the Island’s economy.
The by-election was held after the resignation of David Earl, who had two years left in office.
Three other elections will take place on Alderney over the next two months.
The presidential election will take place on Saturday 14th November at the Island Hall.
The ordinary election will be held on Saturday 28th November. Nominations for that must be received during the seven day period leading up to Wednesday 18th November.
The plebiscite election, to select two States Members to represent Alderney in the States of Deliberation in Guernsey, will be held on Saturday 12th December at the Island Hall.