JANUARY 2021 BY-ELECTION RESULTS

The candidates have campaigned long and hard and we’re proud to announce the results of our annual election. The candidates are listed alphabetical by surname and the table shows the number of first preference votes, followed by transfers. The final count is then shown, next to the outcome.

Statistics are shown below the table of results.

The vacant positions will be filled by appointment rather than election. If you are interested in any of the positions which are listed below this table, please email sjackson.su@uca.ac.uk with a short personal statement or manifesto that explains who you are and what you’d like to do.

NUS DELEGATE (Women’s Place) #1 VOTES (ROUND 1) + TRANSFER FINAL COUNT STATUS
Kajal Chaudhary 8 +1 9 Knocked out in round 3
Elisha Fall 26 +2 28 Knocked out in round 5
Komal Hayat 20 Knocked out in round 4
Manpreet Kaur 1 1 Knocked out in round 1
Ripa Kor 7 7 Knocked out in round 2
Amelia Papoulia 37 +6 43 Elected
Michela Pecaku 22 +2 24 Knocked out in round 4
Re-Open Nominations 1 Knocked out in round 1
NUS DELEGATE (Women’s Place) #1 VOTES (ROUND 1) + TRANSFER FINAL COUNT STATUS
Francis De Jasus 32 32 Knocked out in round 1
Amandeep Singh 13 13 Knocked out in round 1
Joey Yuan 98 98 Elected
Re-Open Nominations 13 13 Knocked out in round 1
Canterbury Campus Executive Officer (HE Place) #1 VOTES (ROUND 1) + TRANSFER FINAL COUNT STATUS
Alfie Armstrong 1 1 Knocked out in round 1
Amanda Francis 9 9 Knocked out in round 1
Fee Hobbs 22 22 Elected
Sharifur Rahman Khan Abir Abir Khan 2 2 Knocked out in round 1
Liang Wang 2 2 Knocked out in round 1
Re-Open Nominations 1 1 Knocked out in round 1
Epsom Campus Executive Officer (HE Place) #1 VOTES (ROUND 1) + TRANSFER FINAL COUNT STATUS
Md Bin Amin 4 4 Knocked out in round 1
Kajal Chaudhary 4 4 Knocked out in round 1
Deep Kapatel 0 0 Knocked out in round 1
Sandeep Kaur 1 1 Knocked out in round 1
Luyang Liu 0 0 Knocked out in round 1
Tirth Patel 2 2 Knocked out in round 1
Madhavi Rami 0 0 Knocked out in round 1
Mayankkumar Rohit 0 0 Knocked out in round 1
Rene Thompson 22 22 Elected
Joey Yuan 3 3 Knocked out in round 1
Re-Open Nominations 0 0 Knocked out in round 1
Epsom Campus Executive Officer (FE Place) #1 VOTES (ROUND 1) + TRANSFER FINAL COUNT STATUS
Thomas Bradford 31 31 Elected
Francis de Jesus 8 8 Knocked out in round 1
Re-Open Nominations 0 0 Knocked out in round 1
Farnham Campus Executive Officer (HE Place) #1 VOTES (ROUND 1) + TRANSFER FINAL COUNT STATUS
Elisha Fall 4 4 Knocked out in round 1
Mihaela Pecaku 18 18 Knocked out in round 1
Julia Pentz 84 84 Elected
Re-Open Nominations 1 1 Knocked out in round 1
Rochester Campus Executive Officer (HE Place) #1 VOTES (ROUND 1) + TRANSFER FINAL COUNT STATUS
Kelly Oozageer 4 4 Knocked out in round 1
Lucia Bianca Radoslav 12 12 Elected
Re-Open Nominations 0 0 Knocked out in round 1
Rochester Campus Executive Officer (FE Place) #1 VOTES (ROUND 1) + TRANSFER FINAL COUNT STATUS
Oleksandr Aryku 9 9 Elected
Re-Open Nominations 1 1 Knocked out in round 1

The remaining positions for Campus Executive Officer (Canterbury FE and Farnham FE) will be appointed at a later date.

If you have a query or complaint about this vote, please email elections.su@uca.ac.uk

NUS Referendum Results

As part of this year’s by-elections, we also asked you if you believe we should disaffiliate from the National Union of Students. Below are the referendum results:

‘Yes’ votes:

50

‘No’ votes:

27

For the referendum decision to stand, at least 5% of students (329) must vote in the referendum, and in order to disaffiliate, the ‘YES’ vote must receive a two-thirds majority, or 66% of the vote.

In the event that 5% of students do not participate in the vote, the results will be voided and the referendum will be held again at a later date.

Why do we use STV?

Single Transferable Voting, wastes fewer votes – the person who votes for a less popular candidate is not ignored, their second choice is taken into account so their vote is still used even if their first preference loses. So basically, STV, gives voters more opportunities to influence the election and let’s them get their second or third preference when they can’t get their first. This means that voters do not have to vote tactically – they can just choose their favourite.

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