Guernsey Election: 119 candidates on ballot

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More than 100 people have put their names forward to stand in Guernsey’s 2020 General Election. 

Guernsey’s first island-wide election on 7 October will have 119 names on the ballot paper. 

Islanders will be able to choose up to 38 people to vote for in the election as the final states will be made up of 38 deputies.

While 119 candidates will be on the ballot paper, one has since pulled out of the race.

Guernsey Party candidate Rick Lowe has withdrawn after being diagnosed with cancer.

He says he is 'extremely disappointed' but has been overwhelmed by messages of support and has a new challenge to face His name will still appear on the ballot paper though as they have already been printed.

Of the 118 official candidates, a significant proportion of candidates are male (90) with just 28 women putting their names forward.

  • The Alliance Party has put forward 11 candidates

  • The Guernsey Party has put forward 8 candidates

  • The Guernsey Partnership of Independents has put forward 21 candidates

The first day for nominations was the busiest, with 49 people putting their names forward.

The full list of candidates will be available on Guernsey’s election website.