Northampton Town Football Club can announce the results of the election of the supporters representative to the club's Board of Directors.
1,260 votes were cast in total. 1,253 of these were online votes with seven received by ballot paper and the results were as follows:
CLIFFE, Tom 922 votes (73.17%)
PEARCE, Dan 338 votes (26.83%)
Tom is therefore duly elected and the process to officially add Tom to the club's Board of Directors will now begin.
"The process has been a huge success and to have 1,260 supporters actively engage with this process is fantastic," said Chairman Kelvin Thomas.
"I would like to thank both Tom and Dan for standing. Both were excellent candidates and we are very grateful to them both. It can be easy to shout from the sidelines but to have the willingness to stand and be voted on by fellow supporters takes courage and integrity.
"Both Tom and Dan polled excellent numbers and both can be very proud of the support they received. I spoke to them both beforehand to answer any questions and one of the conversations with both was whoever was successful they wanted to use the other candidate's experience to help shape this position and I am sure Tom will now lean on Dan.
"Recording the number of votes Tom has, has given him a very strong and clear democratic mandate to represent supporters. The fans have spoken with clarity about the process.
"Tom will now be subject to the EFL Owners and Directors tests upon the completion of which he can be officially appointed to the club's Board of Directors and begin his new role.
"I’m sure Tom will be making his own statement in due course, but for now we offer both Tom and Dan our thanks and congratulations for the votes they achieved."