A live blog of SUSU Elections 2013, bringing you the latest polls, candidate results, and much more.

 

00.32

Such a tough race for all! But now we have all our Sabbatical team, Student Leaders,Union Councillors and Trustees! That’s all for this evening, guys, thanks for joining us!

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00.30

Well done, David Gilani! Our new SUSU President!

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00.25

We’re minutes away from finding out who our new President is! Stay tuned!

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00.23

Best of luck to all Presidential candidates! We’re nearly finished in the studio now!

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00.21

Who could forget Michelle Dando in this election? Causing a stir onscreen already, helped along by Mr. Dennis!

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00.18

Best tweet so far according to Ellie is Sam Everard’s happy tweet at being elected the new Wessex Scene editor!

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00.17

This one will be tough to call. Too close for comfort.

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00.15

It’s the big one! Who will be our new President at SUSU?

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00.12

Joe Hart has the stats! 4158 votes this election so far!

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00.11

Apologies again for slow updates. From the WS: Congratulations Adam Proudley – your new Sports Participation Officer in the Sports Development Zone! #votesusu. Also, Evan Whyte is our new VP Sports Development!

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23.54

The polls are very interesting; could this be a tight race for VP Sports Development?

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23.52

More tweets from Ellie! ‘One of our presenters looks a little bit like Brian Cox.’ I wonder who that could be…?

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23.49

A little hiccup from James Dennis; introducing himself to the camera apparently?!

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23.48

Moving on, it’s nearly time for the penultimate position results to be revealed. But not before a video compilation of all the candidates’ campaigning this week!

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23.47

From the Wessex Scene: ‘Further Congratulations to all Student leaders elected in the Welfare Zone and to Alice Gray, New RAG Officer and Student Leader in the Engagement Zone.’

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23.44

The crowd is going crazy right now. This night will only get better!

 

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23.41

Congratulations to Claire, commiserations to Adam and Fiona! 4 VPs have now been chosen, only 3 more to go!

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23.37

Apologies for the sporadic updates, traffic to the SUSU website is (obviously!) much higher than normal. But we’ve just announced that Claire Gilbert has been elected VP Engagement!

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23.30

Time to interview our VP Engagement candidates! Big hugs all round!

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23.22

4 of our  Sabbatical Team have been elected! We’re now over halfway through our broadcast, stay tuned for more coverage throughout the night!

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23.13

And our new VP Welfare is… Beckie Thomas!

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23.07

James Binns grills our Welfare candidates with some very interesting interview questions.

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23.05

Joe Hart gives us the lowdown on the polls now for Welfare. Another close race?

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22.58

A compilation of this year’s campaigning by our Welfare candidates! Excellent stuff.

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22.56

Joe Hart reaffirms our DCI team; well done to all elected!

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22.55

We’re back again! Banter between our two presenters, James and James!

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22.53

A sneak peek of Grad Ball 2013!

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22.52

It will be time to reveal the Welfare team soon! Coming up after the break.

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22.51

‘A very polished campaign!’ Sasha to David. Congratulations, David!

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22.49

It’s been an emotional night so far; we’ve elected 3 VPs, stay tuned to find out who else will join the sabbatical team!

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22.47

And our new VP DCI is David Martin! Congratulations, David!

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22.43

Who will be our new VP Democracy & Creative Industries? Stay tuned!

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22.35

Time for an interview with our DCI candidates!

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22.29

Ellie Farmer reads out the latest tweets about our results so far. Some good reactions! But can you think of a better name than DCI?

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22.27

Well done to all elected student leaders and sabbaticals so far! We’ll be back from our ad break soon.

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22.21

So far, we’ve got Oli Coles and David Mendoza-Wilson as part of our new Sabbatical team for SUSU!

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22.19

Congratulations, David, and good luck! Commiserations, Dessie.

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22.19

And the result is in! Our new VP Education is David Mendoza-Wilson. The difference was 173 votes.

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22.17

The audience seem pretty electric! Cannot wait for the VP Education result.

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22.16

‘It’s a two horse race, it looks like it could be a photo finish!’ – James Dennis.

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22.15

And now Joe Hart gives us the stats. This position may be the closest one yet, if we look at Facebook and manifesto page views as well Soton Tab’s poll.

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22.13

‘I try to be inspirational!’ – Dessie.

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22.11

Remember to keep tweeting your comments and reactions with the hashtag #votesusu.

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22.09

And Dessie gives us her best howl!

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22.09

What was David Mendoza-Wolfson’s highlight of the night? A guy came up to him and shouted: ‘I voted for you!’

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22.08

Two strong candidates for VP Education, but who will win?

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22.05

Joe Hart, our statsman: ‘This election is horrifically close!’

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22.04

And we’re back with your host, James Dennis!

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22.01

And now we’re taking a short advert break. We’ll be back shortly.

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22.01

New Student Communities team are now on stage! Well done to all of them.

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22.00

Congratulations, Oli Coles!

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21.58

Apologies, that was an error, it was James Brant who stated his campaign team have been amazing.

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21.57

‘The campaign team have been amazing!’ – Oli Coles.

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21.56

And Oli is our new VP Student Communities by only 76 more votes!

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21.54

We’ll soon know who our new VP Student Communities will be!

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21.53

The Communities student leader results have just been announced!

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21.50

Time to go to our resident roving reporter in the Cube, Rosie Wright!

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21.49

The lovely Ellie Farmer is here with SUSUtv and wants to know what you think on Twitter! Remember to tweet in using the hashtag #votesusu.

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21.48

This particular position is apparently too close to call! Makes the result all the more exciting.

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21.46

Joe Hart gives us the lowdown on stats for each campaign.

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21.45

James Binns is now interviewing the candidates for VP Communities, which include Oli “Wally” Coles and James “Anchorman” Brant. Will the two remain friends after elections?

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21.40

Introducing James Dennis, James Binns, Joe Hart, and Ellie Farmer as your studio hosts for the night!

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21.34

We’re kicking off the night with this year’s Lipdub! Gotta love a bit of Carly Rae Jepson!

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21.32

And we’re live! Let Elections Results Night commence!

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20.55

Not long until SUSUtv go live for Elections Results Night 2013! Stay tuned!

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18.13

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