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Students' Union election results - spring 2016

This week thousands of students voted for students to represent them as Full-time and Part-time Officers as well as delegates to a number of National Union of Students (NUS) Conferences.

A big thank you to everyone that took part as a candidate, campaigner or voter.

The winners are:

  • NUS Disabled Students Conference - Miriam Steiner
  • NUS LGBT+ Conference - Anna Dark, Daniel Green and Simin Wadiwala
  • NUS Women’s Conference - Anna Dark, Pippa Sterk and Miriam Steiner
  • Student Parents Representative - Claudette D'Silva
  • Trustees - Anthony Latka, Hannah Jones, and Mena Harbi
  • NUS Black Students’ conference - Simin Wadiwala
  • NUS National conference - Annie Pickering, Bethan Hunt, Rose Taylor and Abe Baldry
  • Students with Disabilities Officer - Fionnuala Halfacre
  • LGBTQ Students Officer - Kai Quinn Allen
  • Women Students Officer - Frida Gustafsson
  • Ethnic Minority Students Officer - Nishad Sharma
  • Postgraduate Education Officer - Rose Taylor
  • Undergraduate Education Officer - Savannah Sevenzo
  • Society & Citizenship Officer - Sarah Gibbons
  • Welfare Officer - Grainne Gahan
  • Activities Officer - Adéle Duvillier
  • President - Annie Pickering

The deadline to challenge the result or conduct of the elections or referenda is 5pm 9 March. Complaints should be emailed to returning@sussexstudent.com

The results breakdown

We use the Single Transferrable Vote system where there are multiple idential positions, e.g. for the NUS national conference where which has four positions available. We use the Alternative Vote system for the other elections.

These systems allow voters to rank candidates in order of preference. To be elected, someone has to meet the threshold of votes. Using Alternative Vote this is essentially half of the active votes.

If no candidate reaches that, the candidate with the lowest number of votes is removed from the count. If people voting for them ranked other candidates below them these votes are transferred to their next preference. When using Single Transferrable Vote votes an elected candidate receives over the threshold are also redistributed amongst voters' subsequent preferences, in some cases with a value less than one full vote (hence all the decimal places in our national conference results breakdown).

This is repeated until a candidate meets the threshold and is elected.

You can read more about these voting systems on the Electoral Commission's website.

NUS Black Students’ conference

942 votes cast

Simin Wadiwala - 511
Fouad Amuni - 259
Re-open Nominations - 127

Simin Wadiwala was therefore elected

NUS National conference

1566 votes cast

Annie Pickering - 394
Bethan Hunt - 309
Rose Taylor - 291
Abe Baldry - 187
Daniel Green - 139
Julian Kett - 98
Hoi Yik Tam - 61
Miriam Steiner - 36
Re-open Nominations - 34
Pierre Marshall - 17

Pierre Marshall was removed, Annie Pickering was elected and their votes transferred

Bethan Hunt - 330.73
Rose Taylor - 315.19

Abe Baldry - 199.3
Daniel Green - 147.61
Julian Kett - 102.1
Hoi Yik Tam - 65.92
Miriam Steiner - 38.46
Re-open Nominations - 34

Re-open Nominations was removed, Bethan Hunt and Rose Taylor were elected and their votes transferred

Abe Baldry - 205.57
Daniel Green - 154.55
Julian Kett - 108.54
Hoi Yik Tam - 67.95
Miriam Steiner - 41.72

Miriam Steiner was removed and their votes transferred

Abe Baldry - 207.05
Daniel Green - 157.44
Julian Kett - 109.95
Hoi Yik Tam - 72.18

Hoi Yik Tam was removed and their votes transferred

Abe Baldry - 211.05
Daniel Green - 167.56
Julian Kett - 113.18

Julian Kett was removed and their votes transferred

Abe Baldry - 226.92
Daniel Green - 185.61

Abe Baldry is therefore elected

Students with Disabilities Officer

1156 votes cast

Fionnula Halfacre - 470
Rebecca Adams - 456
Melissa Joseph - 182
Re-open Nominations - 48

Re-open Nominations was removed and their votes transferred

Fionnula Halfacre - 470
Rebecca Adams - 456
Melissa Joseph - 182

Melissa Joseph was removed and their votes transferred

Fionnula Halfacre - 505
Rebecca Adams - 502

Fionnula Halfacre was therefore elected

LGBTQ Students Officer

1245 votes cast

Kai Quinn Allen - 835
Clare Girling - 198
Re-open Nominations - 140
Saba Bitar - 72

Kai Quinn Allen was therefore elected

Women Students Officer

1638 votes cast

Frida Gustafsson - 584
Thea Rice - 469
Yuliya Kulynych - 279
Emily Javier - 247
Re-open Nominations - 59

Re-open Nominations was removed and their votes transferred

Frida Gustafsson - 585
Thea Rice - 471
Yuliya Kulynych - 281
Emily Javier - 248

Emily Javier was removed and their votes transferred

Frida Gustafsson - 628
Thea Rice - 493
Yuliya Kulynych - 311

Yuliya Kulynych was removed and their votes transferred

Ethnic Minority Students Officer

1386 votes cast

Nishad Sharma - 1155
Re-open Nominations - 231

Nishad Sharma is therefore elected

Postgraduate Education Officer

2241 votes cast

Rose Taylor - 1393
Alamgir Khan - 797
Re-open Nominations - 51

Rose Taylor is therefore elected

Undergraduate Education Officer

2102 votes cast

Savannah Sevenzo - 1111
Radek Oros - 779
Hoi Yik Tam - 127
Re-open Nominations - 85

Savannah Sevenzo was therefore elected

Society & Citizenship Officer

2152 votes cast

Sarah Gibbons - 905
Cosmo Lo - 726
Daniel Levin - 482
Re-open Nominations - 39

Re-open nominations was removed and their votes transferred

Sarah Gibbons - 905
Cosmo Lo - 727
Daniel Levin - 482

Daniel Levin was removed and their votes transferred

Sarah Gibbons - 1035
Cosmo Lo - 823

Sarah Gibbons was therefore elected

Welfare Officer

2452 votes cast

Grainne Gahan - 1115
Jamal Langley - 909
Eltayeb Ahmed - 233
Lucy Hensher - 160
Re-open Nominations - 35

Re-open Nominations was removed and their votes transferred

Grainne Gahan - 1116
Jamal Langley - 909
Eltayeb Ahmed - 233
Lucy Hensher - 160

Lucy Hensher was removed and their votes transferred

Grainne Gahan - 1158
Jamal Langley - 930
Eltayeb Ahmed - 247

Eltayeb Ahmed was removed and their votes transferred

Grainne Gahan - 1196
Jamal Langley - 984

Grainne was therefore elected

Activities Officer

2591 votes cast

Adéle Duvillier - 704
Emma Jackson - 668
Sam Duthie - 497
Garth Maxted - 385
Muhammad Rashid - 221
Fouad Amuni - 56
Re-open Nominations - 36
Mustafa Madni - 24

Mustafa was removed and their votes transferred.

Adéle Duvillier - 705
Emma Jackson - 668
Sam Duthie - 497
Garth Maxted - 386
Muhammad Rashid - 224
Fouad Amuni - 59
Re-open Nominations - 36

Re-open Nominations was removed and their votes transferred

Adéle Duvillier - 706
Emma Jackson - 668
Sam Duthie - 499
Garth Maxted - 386
Muhammad Rashid - 224
Fouad Amuni - 59

Fouad Amuni was removed and their votes transferred

Adéle Duvillier - 708
Emma Jackson - 674
Sam Duthie - 503
Garth Maxted - 388
Muhammad Rashid - 235

Muhammad Rashid was removed and their votes transferred

Adéle Duvillier - 732
Emma Jackson - 699
Sam Duthie - 532
Garth Maxted - 407

Garth Maxted was removed and their votes transferred

Adéle Duvillier - 817
Emma Jackson - 781
Sam Duthie - 568

Sam Duthie was removed and their votes transferred

Adéle Duvillier - 958
Emma Jackson - 932

Adéle Duvillier was therefore elected

President

2937 votes cast

Annie Pickering - 488
Max O’Donnell-Savage - 479
Jaja Jasper Chinedum - 440
Cat Rice-Williams - 371
Paul Millar - 268
Latisha Gordon - 248
Elinor Adie - 239
Shaz (Syed Shazaib Tariq) - 198
Anna Kavan - 89
Sam Kirsten - 69
Re-open Nominations - 25
Miriam Steiner - 23

Miriam Steiner was removed and their votes transferred

Annie Pickering - 489
Max O’Donnell-Savage - 481
Jaja Jasper Chinedum - 441
Cat Rice-Williams - 373
Paul Millar - 274
Latisha Gordon - 250
Elinor Adie - 239
Shaz (Syed Shazaib Tariq) - 198
Anna Kavan - 90
Sam Kirsten - 72
Re-open Nominations - 27

Re-open Nominations was removed and their votes transferred

Annie Pickering - 489
Max O’Donnell-Savage - 481
Jaja Jasper Chinedum - 442
Cat Rice-Williams - 373
Paul Millar - 275
Latisha Gordon - 250
Elinor Adie - 239
Shaz (Syed Shazaib Tariq) - 198
Anna Kavan - 90
Sam Kirsten - 73

Sam Kirsten was removed and their votes transferred

Annie Pickering - 494
Max O’Donnell-Savage - 484
Jaja Jasper Chinedum - 445
Cat Rice-Williams - 378
Paul Millar - 289
Latisha Gordon - 256
Elinor Adie - 242
Shaz (Syed Shazaib Tariq) - 201
Anna Kavan - 92

Anna Kavan was removed and their votes transferred

Annie Pickering - 505
Max O’Donnell-Savage - 486
Jaja Jasper Chinedum - 454
Cat Rice-Williams - 384
Paul Millar - 296
Latisha Gordon - 257
Elinor Adie - 250
Shaz (Syed Shazaib Tariq) - 204

Shaz was removed and their votes transferred

Annie Pickering - 516
Max O’Donnell-Savage - 492
Jaja Jasper Chinedum - 469
Cat Rice-Williams - 389
Paul Millar - 302
Latisha Gordon - 268
Elinor Adie - 256

Elinor Adie was removed and their votes transferred

Annie Pickering - 551
Max O’Donnell-Savage - 505
Jaja Jasper Chinedum - 481
Cat Rice-Williams - 414
Paul Millar - 319
Latisha Gordon - 284

Latisha Gordon was removed and their votes transferred

Annie Pickering - 590
Max O’Donnell-Savage - 528
Jaja Jasper Chinedum - 515
Cat Rice-Williams - 455
Paul Millar - 338

Paul Millar was removed and their votes transferred

Annie Pickering - 648
Max O’Donnell-Savage - 566
Jaja Jasper Chinedum - 540
Cat Rice-Williams - 492

Cat Rice-Williams was removed and their votes transferred

Annie Pickering - 783
Max O’Donnell-Savage - 607
Jaja Jasper Chinedum - 583

Jaja Jasper Chinedum was removed and their votes transferred

Annie Pickering - 917
Max O’Donnell-Savage - 690

Annie Pickering was therefore elected

NUS Disabled Students Conference

Miriam Steiner

NUS LGBT+ Conference Open places

Anna Dark

Daniel Green

Representing US

I want to ensure that issues that matter to the LGBTQ+ community at Sussex are heard at this year's NUS LGBT Conference.

I pledge to fight for greater diversity in higher education and call for further measures to combat discrimination against LGBTQ+ people, especially in terms of bisexual erasure - an area I am particularly passionate about.

I also promise to campaign against cuts to LGBT organisations, which will hurt LGBTQ+ students at Sussex and beyond.

I care passionately about our university and would be a priviledge to have the chance to represent Sussex at the NUS LGBT Conference.

NUS LGBT+ Conference Black Students Place

Simin Wadiwala

NUS Women’s Conference Open Place

Anna Dark

Pippa Sterk

As someone who has been very active in student activist groups over the past two years, I think I have a good overview of what issues are playing among women students. I hope that I'll be able to represent the female Sussex students at conference, and that I can help make universities a better, safer, and more accepting place for women.

NUS Womens Conference other libration group place

Miriam Steiner

If elected I will:

  1. Hold NUS officers to account on why they barely implement a single policy that is democratically mandated by previous conferences

  2. Advocate for an inclusive, friendlier NUS that is better at representing the diversity of its membership

  3. Report back to Sussex with what I voted for and against so I can be accountable to all

Student Parents Representative

Claudette D'Silva

Parents at Sussex can do it!

Trustee

Anthony Latka

Creating a better education for tomorrow

Check out my entire platform at vote4anthony.wordpress.com. Here is just some example for what I want to do:

  • Install electrical outlets in lecture halls

  • Awards for extraordinary students with grade in 1st degree

  • More scholarships

  • More study areas in each department

  • Lower rent

  • Lower laundry fees for students in halls

  • Having yearly bus passes in tuition fees

  • Have a University TV Channel online (will create more jobs for media students)

  • More paid positions in the Badger

  • Improve WIFI in the Library and Halls

  • Cheaper printing in the Library

  • Accountability of all SU positions to the student body

Hannah Jones

I would like to be a student trustee because I would like the opportunity to be able to ensure that the Student’s Union provides the best service to students as possible. I’ve been a member of URF since my first year, now being Station Manager, and am in my second year of sitting on the media committee, which has given me some knowledge of how the finances in the Students Union are allocated. I am determined to ensure that this money is distributed fairly and properly, not only to student media, but to other outlets too.

Mena Harbi

For change and transparency, vote Mena.

My plan:

  • Making sure the decisions of the SU represent ALL students including those from under-represented groups

  • Making sure that the SU is transparent in outlining the decisions it takes and the reasons for these decisions  

  • Ensuring that the number of votes for and against a motion are recorded and published

  • Ensuring that the SU is financially stable, utilizing all of its financial resources to maximize the well-being of ALL students

  • Making realistic long-term plans for the SU

  • Making sure the SU acts in accordance of the law

 

The following positions did not have any candidates:

NUS LGBT Conference Disabled Students Place

NUS LGBT Conference Trans Student Place

NUS LGBT Conference Women Students Place

NUS Women's Conference Black Women's Place

 

 

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