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Jersey deputy Bob Hill loses his seat in election

Jersey's second longest serving deputy Bob Hill has lost his seat in the States.

The deputy of 18 years lost out to Steve Luce in St Martin by 299 votes.

Assistant chief minister with responsibility for foreign relations, Freddie Cohen, failed to retain his senatorial seat.

Following his defeat, Deputy Hill said: "I have been a radical and a free thinker and have always done my best for the island."

He added: "I think my type of being a states member is not acceptable to a very conservative parish.

"My style of politics is not sufficient."

After his defeat, Senator Cohen said: "I have been honoured to be able to serve the island for the last six years, I think I have achieved a number of very positive things."

But the outgoing senator said he believed opposition to the Portelet development played a major role in him losing his seat.

Former housing minister Senator Terry Le Main failed in his attempt to go from an island wide mandate to become a deputy in St Helier number two.

He said: "It's been quite an honour to represent my Jersey that I felt so strongly about for 33 years. I've really enjoyed it."

Deputy Debbie da Sousa failed to win back her seat in the same district, while Constable Peter Hanning lost out in St Saviour to Sadie Rennard.

Also defeated were Deputy Anne Dupre in St Clement, Deputy Angela Jeune and Constable Mike Jackson in St Brelade, and Paul Le Claire in St Helier district one.

Constable Jackson was the transport minister while Deputy Dupre had been assistant minister for education.

For the first time, islanders have been voting on the same day for senators, deputies and constables.

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