Carpetbagger Tim Tanner has been unsuccessful in his latest bid to win a place around the Portman Building Society board table as he was defeated at the society's AGM last week.
All four existing board members of Portman, including chief executive Robert Sharpe, were re-elected with strong majorities.
In addition to Sharpe, Mark Nicholls, John Roques, and Glyn Smith were all successful in seeking to maintain their places on the board.
It was the second time in consecutive years that Tanner, the well-known anti-mutual campaigner, has been defeated.
This year he received the support of 20 per cent of members who voted, but this was less than 4 per cent of the overall membership.
Sharpe says: “Almost 190,000 of our members voted in this year's election. I am pleased that a very clear majority of those voting have once again demonstrated their confidence in the Portman Board.”