The Students’ Union elections were once again marred by poor turnout, with initial figures suggesting 85% of students didn’t vote.
In total, 1,586 students voted, with the vice-president for activities race attracting the most votes, at 1,367.
Liberation officer — Jonathan Holmes
Running uncontested, there was never any doubt that Jonathan Holmes would become the SU’s “liberation officer”.
“RAG” officer — Phil Krstic
Charged with helping to raise money for charities, Phil Krstic also ran unopposed, ensuring him the position.
Sports officer — Jennine Fox
Now that the vice-presidents for sports and societies have been combined into a single role, Jennine Fox is now tasked with focusing on the sports teams. Running uncontested, she sailed into the job.
Campaigns officer — Joe Hicks
The only part-time position that was contested, Joe Hicks beat Dec Ackroyd by 590 votes to 221.
Vice-president for academic affairs — Dan Derricott
Dan Derricott beat out Ellie Marchant-Williams by 613 votes to 419. Derricott is already a part-time SU officer, and is unusual for taking up a sabbatical position between his second and third years, rather than at the end of his course.
Vice-president for welfare — Kayleigh Taylor
Kayleigh Taylor beat Emily Gough by 618 votes to 437. Taylor is currently the editor of Bullet Magazine, while Gough is a part-time SU officer, and one of the most visible members of the SU.
Vice-president for activities — Andreas Zacharia
Judging by Facebook group numbers and the quality of his campaign material, Andreas Zacharia was always the favourite for this job. He beat Kat Walker and Katie Blackburn by 703 votes to their 385 and 250, respectively.
President — Chris Charnley
The current SU president won re-election, beating Lucy Alborough by 783 votes to her 494.