Serving President of the States of Alderney William Tate celebrated a convincing victory at the polls today.
He went head to head with veteran States Member Louis Jean in the Presidential election after a year in office.
Mr Tate garnered 525 votes and Mr Jean took 236. Turnout was good, at 53 per cent with 765 ballot papers issued and four spoilt slips.
Mr Tate said he saw the win as a mandate to continue doing what he had been doing over the past 12 months.
He will now serve a four year term in office.
‘I’m absolutely delighted at the result. It’s been a long, very tense day with a very worthwhile opponent. I hoping that people are saying that it is okay, that I’m doing a reasonable job and they have the confidence in me for the next for years and I thank the community for that.
‘The priority still is Covid and keeping the community safe, but there’s also big issues around the future of the Bailiwick. There’s some serious stuff to deal with and I hope that I can make a positive contribution towards it.’
Mr Jean was gracious in defeat.
‘The election was a good one. I’m very pleased with the result for William Tate and I wish him all the very best. He’s the choice that Alderney wanted and I respect that. It’s been good to have an election for this post.’