The results of the most hotly contested Council election…
Just last week at Union Council, we saw 27 students stand up and run for a position on Union Council, known as the Open Councillor positions.
As part of the Union Council review, 2 years ago, we introduced 8 positions on Union Council that would be elected at the start of the 2nd semester, so that any student who had developed an interest from the start of that year could get involved and help make political change at SUSU.
Any student can run for these 8 positions, and while last year we didn’t even see them all get filled, this year 27 candidates went for the positions! We used the STV voting system, and below are the successful candidates in the order that they were elected:
2. Matthew Hicken
3. Simon Duncan
4. Joel Young
5. Laura Mason
6. David Gunns
7. Simon Boyce
8. Jack Kanani
Congratulations to you all! And well done to all the candidates for putting themselves forward.
The next meeting on Union Council is on 4th March at 5pm (here’s how to get there), and whilst only Union Councillors can vote, ANY student can attend and speak about the issues that they care about. Any student can submit ideas and proposals as well.
If you’re interested in sitting on Union Council, whether a unsuccessful candidate, or just someone reading this blog, there are lots of positions available as part of the main Spring Elections – so check it out!