By-election results: four posts filled but one disqualified

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.

One position was not filled after Alex Hancock was disqualified for not attending a briefing. Photo: Lincoln SU
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.

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