2017 Saint Helena general election

General elections were held in Saint Helena on 26 July 2017.[1] A total of 17 candidates contested the elections.[2]

Electoral system edit

The 12 seats in the Legislative Council were elected by plurality-at-large voting, with voters allowed to cast up to 12 votes.[3] Eight polling stations were opened for voting.[3]

Results edit

CandidateVotes%Notes
Russell Keith Yon75368.21Elected
Corinda Sebastiana Stuart Essex74267.21Re-elected[a]
Derek Franklin Thomas66860.51Re-elected
Brian William Isaac63157.16Re-elected
Lawson Arthur Henry56851.45Re-elected
Cyril Kenneth Leo56150.82Elected
Clint Richard Beard51346.47Elected
Anthony Arthur Green47643.12Re-elected[b]
Cruyff Gerard Buckley47142.66Re-elected[c]
Kylie Marie Hercules46041.67Elected
Gavin George Ellick45841.49Re-elected
Christine Scipio-O'Dean39235.51Re-elected
Cyril Keith Gunnell38334.69
Jeremy James Johns33330.16
Elizabeth Margaret Johnson-Idan29927.08
Pamela Ward Pearce19817.93Unseated[d]
Marian Bernadette Yon13612.32
Total8,042100.00
Valid votes1,10499.82
Invalid/blank votes20.18
Total votes1,106100.00
Registered voters/turnout2,30947.90
Source: Government of St Helena, IFES
  1. ^ Essex was first elected in a by-election on 12 March 2014.[4]
  2. ^ Green was first elected in the 2013 general election, but stepped down officially on 17 December 2013 for family reasons.[5]
  3. ^ Buckley was first elected in a by-election on 7 September 2016.[6]
  4. ^ Pearce was first elected in a by-election on 4 March 2015.[7]

References edit

  1. ^ General Election 2017 Archived 2017-07-28 at the Wayback Machine The Sentinel, 20 July 2017
  2. ^ Official list of candidates for general election, 2017 St Helena Government, 12 July 2017
  3. ^ a b General election 2017 St Helena Government, 25 July 2017
  4. ^ "Dr Corinda Essex Elected As Member of Legislative Council". St. Helena Government. Archived from the original on 26 June 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Counillor Tony Green Steps Down From LEGCO". St. Helena Government. Archived from the original on 26 June 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Cruyff Buckley elected as member of Legislative Council". St. Helena Government. Archived from the original on 26 June 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Pamela Ward Pearce elected as member of Legislative Council". St. Helena Government. Archived from the original on 26 June 2017. Retrieved 30 July 2017.