Voting has now closed in this year’s Students’ Union elections, with the candidates for the five Student Leader roles and the Volunteer Officer positions now having to wait until 7pm to find out if they have been successful.
The Linc will be reporting live from tonight’s results event here and on Twitter, sharing the results of each vote as and when they are announced.
Results Night starts from 7pm tonight in Tower Bar. Come back closer to the time for live updates.
Good evening and welcome to The Linc’s live coverage of the 2017 Lincoln Students’ Union results. We’ll be bringing you updates throughout the night, including the winners as and when they are announced.
According to reports, the turnout for this year’s election was 32%, with 4,333 unique voters.
Second years voted the most – with a 36% turnout – whilst first years voted the least, with 30% turnout.
Whilst we wait for proceedings to get underway, here’s a reminder of who’s standing for each of the five Student Leader positions – starting with the candidates for Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA):
There’s only two candidates for VP Welfare and Community this year:
The five candidates for VP Activities are:
The three candidates for VP International are:
And finally, there’s six candidates for the role of SU President:
We’ve been informed that only two people know who’s won ahead of the announcement later tonight – the Chief Executive of the Students’ Union, James Brooks, and the Deputy Returning Officer, Jennifer Barnes.
Results Night begins with a video showing current SU President Sammi Storey making her way around the university with a golden envelope – on it are the words ‘Winners’.
Sammi Storey begins by saying that there was a ‘record number’ of votes this year.
Emma Ord has been re-elected as the RAG (Raising and Giving) Officer.
Matthew Gilbert is the new LGBT+ Officer.
Michaela Ormrod has been re-elected as Women’s Officer.
Natalie Magnuszewski is the new Societies Officer.
Joshua Reade has been elected as School of Accounting, Finance and Economics Rep.
Claire Hodge is the School of Pharmacy Rep.
The new School of Chemistry Rep is Arden Mower.
Betty De Arcos Marin is the new Social Science College Officer.
The new Business College Officer is Isaac Jackson.
James Bayliss has been elected Science College Officer.
The new School of Engineering Rep Officer is Alex Dyson.
Chloe Rollings has been elected as the new School of Law rep.
Nial Francis has been elected as the rep for the School of Psychology.
The new Architecture and Design School Rep is Molly Harper.
There’s a break in proceedings for now, but it looks like the winner of the VP Activities role will be revealed very soon. Keep an eye on this live-blog for the result as and when it’s announced.
The VP Activities election has gone to a second round. Kyle, Amber, Adam and R.O.N have been eliminated.
Jasmin Woodward has become the new School of English and Journalism Rep.
Jack Dos Reis Silva has been elected as the new School of Sport and Exercise Science.
The new Social and Political Science School Rep is Charlotte Stone.
Charlotte Bueno is the new rep for the School of Film and Media.
There’s another break now, after which we’ll find out who’s the next Vice President International.
Whilst we wait for the proceedings to resume, a quick reminder that the elections system is different to ‘first past the post’.
We’re back with the results of VP International. There’s no winner this round but Chi Linh Pham and R.O.N. have been eliminated.
BREAKING: Connor Delany is your new Vice President for Welfare and Community.
Connor says: “It’s been the most enjoyable campaign I’ve ever been a part of.”
BREAKING: Tommy George is your new Vice President for Academic Affairs.
BREAKING: Jiachen Liu is your new Vice President International.
It’s time for another break now, we’ll be back shortly.
There’s a couple of roles still to be announced, including the NUS Delegate position, Vice President Activities and of course SU President.
We’re back and after a quick tease of the result of SU President, we move on to the second round of VP Activities.
BREAKING: Luke Exton is your new Vice President Activities.
Luke thanks his campaign team and says he thought there was ‘no way’ he was going to win.
It’s now time for the results for NUS Delegate. Before that is a quick explanation of the election rules for this position.
Lincoln has 4 NUS delegate positions. One is automatically assigned to the SU President, and the remaining three are up for grabs.
Kudzai Muzangaza has been elected as one of the three NUS delegates.
There’s no winner in the second round. Daniel Sovrea and R.O.N. have been eliminated.
In round three, there’s no winners announced. It’s on to the next stage.
Bradley Allsop has been eliminated from the competition. We now go into the fourth round.
The voting rules for NUS Delegate are different to the election of other roles, and all the detailed explanations are getting quite hard to follow.
We’re into Round 4, Sub Stage 2 now, and again, there is no winner yet.
Amber Newton has been eliminated as we go into the next round – round five.
We’re still waiting for a winner to be announced. Into round six we go…
And finally, the second position has been confirmed. Tasnim Hassan has been elected as one of your NUS delegates.
The third and final NUS delegate is John-Paul Dickie, the previous Vice President for Academic Affairs.
John-Paul, Tasnim and Kudzai will join the SU President to form your four NUS delegates.
Well, after all the many rounds to determine the NUS delegate positions, there’s another break in proceedings. We’re relieved!
It’s time for the big result – SU President.
In the first round, there’s no winner and R.O.N has been eliminated.
There’s no winner in round two. Michael Daniell and Daniel Sovrea have been eliminated.
There’s still no winner in the third round. Gabriel Miles has been knocked out in this round.
We’re on round four, and Kudzai was very close to the threshold, but alas no winner has been announced yet.
BREAKING: Your new SU President is Kudzai Muzangaza.
Kudzai appears shocked and there are cheers as he takes to the stage. He asks everyone in the Tower Bar to give every candidate a round of applause.
So, to confirm, your five sabbatical officers are:
That’s it for our live coverage of the 2017 SU Elections. Be sure to visit our Facebook page (/TheLinc), to see our interview with your NEW SU President, Kudzai Muzangaza.