Guernsey election recounts result in no change

Two recounts following the Guernsey election have failed to change the list of elected candidates.

The recounts were called in the Vale and St Peter Port North districts by candidates who had missed out on election by a small number of votes.

James Symons remained eighth in his district, finishing 42 votes behind the last successful candidates in the Vale.

Rhoderick Matthews was just three short of election in St Peter Port North, a figure reduced to two by the recount.

Deputy Matthews said he accepted the decision, but that a number of rejected postal votes in the districts had left him frustrated.

The counts took place at the Royal Court today, two days after the election.

The 45 deputies who sit in the island's government are decided by voting in seven separate districts and the successful candidates are due to begin their term in the States on 1 May.

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