I will feel safe under Ashley but I have been impressed by Fonzie's campaign and it's a great shame that he feels he can't stand any more. I wish him sanity and hope that this doesn't affect the election turnout too much.
@Hack - no offence taken, I agree with you. It was good to have two different views on what to do next year and two sets of people campaigning. Still got RON to beat of course.
I think the problem of credibility with College won't be as bad as it could have been, as we've got good competition for the DPE and DPW elections - part of the reason for splitting the DPEW was that they spent so much time in College meetings - for many in College, it's the DPEW (and will be the DPE or DPW) they see. Credibility at Aldwych Group meetings and such like might be more of a problem...
Just to clarify the above post, as a couple of people have asked me what I mean.
The Aldwych Group are the student unions of the Russell Group, the leading research-intensive universities. My point was that in College we'd be fine, but maybe there would be a credibility problem when going to external organisations. Probably nothing to get too excited about though, as they probably won't be trawling Live! or the ICU website to find the details of our elections!
Sad news about Afonso, but congratulations are in order for Ashley. He is incredibly hacky (in terms of knowledge, not level of asshattery), but also pretty damn sensible about things. I'd say that's quite rare for a sabb.