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

 

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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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Well done, David Gilani! Our new SUSU President!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

23.52

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

23.49

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

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!

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

 

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

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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!

23.30

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

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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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And our new VP Welfare is… Beckie Thomas!

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

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

22.58

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

22.56

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

22.55

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

22.53

A sneak peek of Grad Ball 2013!

22.52

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

22.51

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

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!

22.47

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

22.43

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

22.35

Time for an interview with our DCI candidates!

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?

22.27

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

22.21

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

22.19

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

22.19

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

22.17

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

22.16

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

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.

22.13

‘I try to be inspirational!’ – Dessie.

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

22.09

And Dessie gives us her best howl!

22.09

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

22.08

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

22.05

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

22.04

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

22.01

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

22.01

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

22.00

Congratulations, Oli Coles!

21.58

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

21.57

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

21.56

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

21.54

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

21.53

The Communities student leader results have just been announced!

21.50

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

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.

21.48

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

21.46

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

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?

21.40

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

21.34

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

21.32

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

20.55

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

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