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Students' Union election results 2018

This week, thousands of students voted in the Union elections for your Full-Time Officers, Part-Time Officers, Student Trustees and a delegate to NUS’ Womens’ Conference. We want to give a massive thank you to everyone who participated, whether as a candidate, campaigner or as a voter.

This year’s election saw 3346 students vote, with increased turnout in particular amongst postgraduate research students, part-time students and non-EU international students.

After their election to the role of Welfare Officer, May said: "I feel really excited for the year to come. Really excited, really happy!". Becky, Activities Officer-elect said: "I'm super excited for the year ahead. I look forward to all the great things to come from Activities."

Three of this year's Full-time Officers were re-elected. Sarah, Postgraduate Education Officer said "I'm relieved! As I've been saying on the campaign trail, it takes four to six months to become a good officer and then you're off campaigning again. With an extra year, I'll be able to hit the ground running!". After their re-election, Aisling said: "I'm so grateful to everyone that voted for me, supported me, the staff and the high turnout. It's been a massive team effort and I'm incredibly privileged to be re-elected." Frida added, "I'm so grateful to be re-elected and excited to have another year. There's so much to change that I want to achieve for an inclusive Union and I'm just getting started."

Results

NUS Women’s Conference - Aly Davie

Trustees - Sandhya Rawat, Sarah Cluskey and Clement

Women Students’ Officer - Beatrice Dale

Trans and Non-Binary Students Officer - Blaike Lennon

LGBTQ+ Officer - Luna McManus

Ethnic Minority Students Officer - Stephen Uregbula

Students with Disabilities Officer - Ilepele Mapemba

Welfare Officer - May Gabriel

Postgraduate Education - Sarah McIntosh

Activities Officer - Becky Doran

Society & Citizenship Officer - Aisling Murray

Undergraduate Education Officer - Ella Asheri

President - Frida Gustafsson

A breakdown of the results of each of the election results can be found below.

Complaints concerning the procedure of an election or the election count should be raised with the Returning Officer at returning@sussexstudent.com or the Deputy Returning Officer by Friday 30th March. You can find more details about the complaints procedure in the Election Rules and Guidelines.

Results breakdown

Full-time Officers

Welfare Officer

Voters - 2197

Gemma Bolton - 593
May Gabriel - 560
Chris Lewis - 555
Lulah Strathearn Brady - 294
Henry Tee - 167
Re-open Nominations - 28

The quota was 1098.5. No one had met the quota so Re-open Nominations and Henry Tee were removed from the count and their votes transferred.

Gemma Bolton - 601
May Gabriel - 572
Chris Lewis - 567
Lulah Strathearn Brady - 298

The quota was now 1019. No one had met the quota so Lulah Strathearn Brady was removed from the count and their votes transferred.

Gemma Bolton - 638
May Gabriel - 614
Chris Lewis - 597

The quota was now 924.5. No one had met the quota so Chris Lewis was removed from the count and their votes transferred.

May Gabriel - 709
Gemma Bolton - 678

May Gabriel was therefore elected.

Postgraduate Education Officer

Voters - 1863

Sarah McIntosh - 767
Lewis Backon - 680
Luke Richards - 366
Re-open Nominations - 50

The quota was 931.5. No one had met the quota so Re-open Nominations and Luke Richards were removed from the count and their votes transferred.

Sarah McIntosh - 815
Lewis Backon - 707

Sarah McIntosh was therefore elected.

Activities Officer

Voters - 2498

Becky Doran - 1062
Aubrey-Jeff Moloseni - 611
Charlotte Eaton - 530
Ishrat Khan - 178
Fouad Amuni - 44
Nam Koh - 31
Re-open Nominations - 25
Angelica Ourri - 17

The quota was 1249. No one had met the quota so Angelica Ourri and Re-open Nominations were removed from the count and their votes transferred.

Becky Doran - 1063
Aubrey-Jeff Moloseni - 611
Charlotte Eaton - 532
Ishrat Khan - 180
Fouad Amuni - 45
Nam Koh - 31

The quota was now 1231. No one had met the quota so Nam Koh, Fouad Amuni and Ishrat Khan were removed from the count and their votes transferred.

Becky Doran - 1075
Aubrey-Jeff Moloseni - 630
Charlotte Eaton - 539

The quota was now 1122. No one had met the quota so Charlotte Eaton was removed from their count and their votes transferred.

Becky Doran was therefore elected.

Society & Citizenship Officer

Voters - 2432

Aisling Murray - 907
Ijlal - 566
Amie Sylva - 521
Hannah Woodin - 411
Re-open Nominations - 27

The quota was 1216. No one had met the quota so Re-open Nominations and Hannah Woodin were removed from the count and their votes transferred.

Aisling Murray - 950
Ijlal - 597
Amie Sylva - 559

The quota was now 1053. No one had met the quota so Amie Sylva was removed from the count and their votes transferred.

Aisling Murray - 1027
Ijlal - 622

Aisling Murray was therefore elected.

Undergraduate Education Officer

Voters - 2217

Ella Asheri - 828
Ellie Ferguson - 565
Rhiannon Hawkins - 479
Will Singh - 312
Re-open Nominations - 33

The quota was 1108.5. No one had met the quota so Re-open Nominations and Will Singh were removed from the count and their votes transferred.

Ella Asheri - 856
Ellie Ferguson - 578
Rhiannon Hawkins - 504

The quota was now 969. No one had met the quota so Rhiannon Hawkins was removed from the count and their votes transferred.

Ella Asheri - 962
Ellie Ferguson - 613

Ella Asheri was therefore elected.

President

2784 voters

Frida Gustafsson - 861
Duncan Michie - 556
Irati Michel - 553
Jon Munro - 494
Mick Kolesidis - 198
Jonathan Busby - 72
Nasr Muflahi - 33
Re-open Nominations - 17

The quota was 1392. No one had met the quota so Re-open Nominations, Nasr Muflahi, Jonathan Busby and Mick Kolesidis were removed and their votes transferred.

Frida Gustafsson - 918
Duncan Michie - 575
Irati Michel - 573
Jon Munro - 512

The quota was now 1289. No one had met the quota so Jon Munro was removed and their votes transferred.

Frida Gustafsson - 962
Irati Michel - 613
Duncan Michie - 591

The quota was now 1083. No one had met the quota so Duncan Michie was removed and their votes transferred.

Frida Gustafsson - 1010
Irati Michel - 678

Frida Gustafsson was therefore elected.

Part-time Officers

Ethnic Minority Students Officer

Voters - 1385

Stephen Uregbula - 789
Hein Aung Htet - 473
Madhu Rathnayaka - 74
Re-open Nominations - 49

The quota was 692.5. Stephen Uregbula had exceeded the quota and was therefore elected.

Students with Disabilities Officer

Voters - 1355

Ilepele Mapemba - 678
Callum Chapman - 645
Re-open Nominations - 32

The quota was 677.5. Ilepele Mapemba had exceeded the quota and was therefore elected.

LGBTQ+ Students Officer

Voters - 1206

Luna McManus  930
Junchang Zhu - 148
Re-open Nominations - 128

The quota was 603. Luna McManus had exceeded the quota and was therefore elected.

Trans & Non Binary Students Officer

Voters - 1050

Blaike Lennon - 936
Re-open Nominations - 114

The quota was 525. Blaike Lennon had exceeded the quota and was therefore elected.

Women Students Officer

Voters - 1558

Beatrice Dale - 1463
Re-open Nominations - 95

The quota was 779. Beatrice Dale had exceeded the quota and was therefore elected.

Student Trustees

1297 voters

Sandhya Rawat - 806
Sarah Cluskey - 215
Re-open Nominations - 163
Clement - 113

The original quota was 324.25. Sandhya Rawat had exceeded the quota and was therefore elected and their surplus votes transferred. 

Sarah Cluskey - 278
Re-open Nominations - 186
Clement - 141

The quota was now 201.67. Sarah Cluskey had exceeded the quota and was therefore elected and their surplus votes transferred.

Clement - 197
Re-open Nominations - 186

The quota was now 191.50. Clement was therefore elected.

NUS Conferences

Women's Conference (other liberation group's place)

Voters - 1092

Aly Davie - 788
Sarah Gibson - 192
Re-open Nominations - 112

The quota was 546. Aly Davie had exceeded the quota and was therefore elected.

 

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