Following the recent news that VP Communities elect, Oli Coles, would not be taking up his second year in office, SUSU held a by-election with the aim of finding a new candidate for the role.

Applications were overwhelming, with nine candidates in the running (including RON), and while the campaigning period was a little less hectic than the annual rush of the usual Spring Elections, there was still a healthy presence from all candidates to be seen around campus, as well as across social media.

The results were presented alongside a free Champagne reception for candidates and their teams in The Bridge early on Friday evening. Outgoing VP DCI David Martin stepped up to the Democracy sector of his role and read out the results alongside the ever-popular Election visuals, showing each round of votes via a series of coloured dots.

Although Tom Rogers, who had run unsuccessfully against Oli Coles the first time the role was voted on, was a popular name to win with commendable support from his campaign team, he was still no match for Anjit Aulakh, achieving 242 votes across all eight rounds compared to Anjit’s 364.

Anjit was thrilled to have won the role, and made a small speech thanking his friends and campaign team, as well as his family for all their support. He will be joining Megan Downing, Ellie Cawthera, Katie Lightowler, Sophia D’angelico, Beckie Thomas and David Mendoza-Wolfson to complete the team of Sabbatical Officers as they lead SUSU from July 1st.

Congratulations to Anjit!

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Words: Caitlin Hobbs

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