LIVE BLOG: Find out who you’ve elected as your NEW Student Leaders

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.

Photo: Lincoln SU.

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.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201719:02

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.

As well as following this live-blog, you can also keep an eye on The Linc’s Twitter (@thelinc) for further coverage.
Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201719:06

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.

The School of Psychology had the highest school turnout at 57%, whilst the College of Science was the college with the most votes – with a turnout of 41%.
Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201719:11

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):

– Tommy George
– Mark Pastuszka
– Grant Rebecca
Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201719:14

There’s only two candidates for VP Welfare and Community this year:

– Connor Delany
– Rebekah Self.
Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201719:16

The five candidates for VP Activities are:

– Luke Exton
– Kyle Foster
– Victoria Goodwin
– Adam Long
– Amber Newton
Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201719:18

The three candidates for VP International are:

Ali Salim Ali Al-Saeed
Jiachen Liu
Chi Linh Pham
Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201719:19

And finally, there’s six candidates for the role of SU President:

– Scott Bonner
– Michael Daniell
– Josh Grinsell
– Gabriel Miles
– Kudzai Muzangaza
– Daniel Sovrea
Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201719:36

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.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201720:01

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’.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201720:04

Sammi Storey begins by saying that there was a ‘record number’ of votes this year.

The total turnout was 4,333 – beating the previous record turnout of 4,115 from 2015.
Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201720:06

Emma Ord has been re-elected as the RAG (Raising and Giving) Officer.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201720:07

Matthew Gilbert is the new LGBT+ Officer.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201720:08

Michaela Ormrod has been re-elected as Women’s Officer.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201720:09

Natalie Magnuszewski is the new Societies Officer.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201720:10

Joshua Reade has been elected as School of Accounting, Finance and Economics Rep.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201720:10

Claire Hodge is the School of Pharmacy Rep.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201720:11

The new School of Chemistry Rep is Arden Mower.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201720:12

Betty De Arcos Marin is the new Social Science College Officer.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201720:13

The new Business College Officer is Isaac Jackson.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201720:14

James Bayliss has been elected Science College Officer.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201720:14

The new School of Engineering Rep Officer is Alex Dyson.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201720:15

Chloe Rollings has been elected as the new School of Law rep.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201720:16

Nial Francis has been elected as the rep for the School of Psychology.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201720:17

The new Architecture and Design School Rep is Molly Harper.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201720:19

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.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201720:37

The VP Activities election has gone to a second round. Kyle, Amber, Adam and R.O.N have been eliminated.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201720:38

Jasmin Woodward has become the new School of English and Journalism Rep.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201720:39

Jack Dos Reis Silva has been elected as the new School of Sport and Exercise Science.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201720:40

The new Social and Political Science School Rep is Charlotte Stone.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201720:40

Charlotte Bueno is the new rep for the School of Film and Media.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201720:42

There’s another break now, after which we’ll find out who’s the next Vice President International.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201720:48

Whilst we wait for the proceedings to resume, a quick reminder that the elections system is different to ‘first past the post’.

Instead, each position has a threshold which a candidate has to meet in order to take that role.
Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201720:51

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.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201720:52

BREAKING: Connor Delany is your new Vice President for Welfare and Community.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201720:53

Connor says: “It’s been the most enjoyable campaign I’ve ever been a part of.”

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201720:54

BREAKING: Tommy George is your new Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201720:56

BREAKING: Jiachen Liu is your new Vice President International.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201720:57

It’s time for another break now, we’ll be back shortly.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201721:01

There’s a couple of roles still to be announced, including the NUS Delegate position, Vice President Activities and of course SU President.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201721:04

We’re back and after a quick tease of the result of SU President, we move on to the second round of VP Activities.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201721:04

BREAKING: Luke Exton is your new Vice President Activities.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201721:06

Luke thanks his campaign team and says he thought there was ‘no way’ he was going to win.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201721:07

It’s now time for the results for NUS Delegate. Before that is a quick explanation of the election rules for this position.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201721:10

Lincoln has 4 NUS delegate positions. One is automatically assigned to the SU President, and the remaining three are up for grabs.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201721:12

Kudzai Muzangaza has been elected as one of the three NUS delegates.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201721:14

There’s no winner in the second round. Daniel Sovrea and R.O.N. have been eliminated.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201721:17

In round three, there’s no winners announced. It’s on to the next stage.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201721:17

Bradley Allsop has been eliminated from the competition. We now go into the fourth round.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201721:18

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.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201721:19

We’re into Round 4, Sub Stage 2 now, and again, there is no winner yet.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201721:20

Amber Newton has been eliminated as we go into the next round – round five.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201721:21

We’re still waiting for a winner to be announced. Into round six we go…

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201721:22

And finally, the second position has been confirmed. Tasnim Hassan has been elected as one of your NUS delegates.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201721:23

The third and final NUS delegate is John-Paul Dickie, the previous Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201721:24

John-Paul, Tasnim and Kudzai will join the SU President to form your four NUS delegates.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201721:27

Well, after all the many rounds to determine the NUS delegate positions, there’s another break in proceedings. We’re relieved!

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201721:33

It’s time for the big result – SU President.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201721:34

In the first round, there’s no winner and R.O.N has been eliminated.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201721:36

There’s no winner in round two. Michael Daniell and Daniel Sovrea have been eliminated.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201721:37

There’s still no winner in the third round. Gabriel Miles has been knocked out in this round.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201721:38

We’re on round four, and Kudzai was very close to the threshold, but alas no winner has been announced yet.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201721:39

BREAKING: Your new SU President is Kudzai Muzangaza.

Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201721:44

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.

He said it has been one of the hardest and nerve-wracking weeks. He thanks his campaign team, congratulates all of the other presidential candidates and thanks ‘every single person who encouraged me to do this’.
Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201721:48

So, to confirm, your five sabbatical officers are:

SU President: Kudzai Muzangaza
Vice President Academic Affairs: Tommy George
Vice President Activities: Luke Exton
Vice President Welfare and Community: Connor Delany
Vice President International: Jiachen Liu
Liam O'Dell Friday, February 24, 201722:06

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.

Thanks for tuning in tonight. Don’t forget to ‘like’ us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter (@thelinc) and keep an eye on our website for the latest news and sport from around Lincolnshire.

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