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Mezec tops the poll

Mezec tops the poll

Wednesday 05 March 2014

Mezec tops the poll

Twenty-three year old Sam Mezec has won by a significant margin in the St Helier District 2 by-election.

With a low turnout, just 14% of potential voters cast a ballot, Deputy-elect Mezec (pictured on the right of the photo) polled 277 votes with the next candidate being Ian Philpott on 99 votes.

Sam Mezec commented: "It's indescribable. It's incredible to have won by such a large margin. I'm going to work unbelievably hard over the next eight months, and I'd like to thank everyone who voted for me".

Speaking to BBC Radio Jersey immediately after the vote, Deputy-elect Mezec said that his first two changes would be to try and make sure his fellow States members could be thrown out during their term of office for poor performance, and to give the public a vote for the Chief Minister. 

The full results were: Sam Mezec 277 votes, Ian Philpott 99 votes, Bernie Manning 87 votes, Paul Huelin 65 votes. 

The by-election was called after Shona Pitman was kicked out of the States for being declared bankrupt. 

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