The results of the Lincoln Students’ Union by-elections have been announced, but no-one was appointed to the role of community action and student fundraising officer (RAG officer) after the only candidate was disqualified.Alex Hancock was disqualified for not attending the pre-elections briefing, which is mandatory for all candidates.
A statement from returning officer Al Powell, posted on the SU website with the results, said: “Due to illness the candidate was not removed at the appropriate time from the ballot paper and I have highlighted this as a matter of concern that the students’ union must address as a matter of urgency ahead of future democratic process.”
For the role of NUS delegate, a total of 127 votes were cast. Dan Derricott and Francesca Anderson were both elected with 62 and 57 votes respectively. Re-open nominations (RON) received 8 votes.
Obiageli Uguru won the role of post-graduate officer with 85 votes, against 23 for RON.
The most contested role was that of sports officer, with a total of 217 votes cast, approximately 2% of the student population at Lincoln. John Fernandez was elected with 105 votes, with Komal Ramasawmy receiving 70 votes, 23 votes for Philip Harvey and 9 votes for RON.
This leaves four part-time roles at the SU unfilled: campaigns officer, societies officer, satellite campus officer and RAG officer.Tweet