At the candidates meeting yesterday evening results for all positions except Union President were announced, due to an outstanding complaint and at least one of the candidates being out of the country and unable to sign the statement of intent.
The '(not really Southwell) slate' have been unsuccessful so far, with no positions secured. However, Andrew Holland did manage to beat Wye-boy Anthony Calder, who suffered in part due to an event which lost £25,000 whilst he was in charge of the Wye union, despite protestations that it was not his fault. Submitting a photo where he looks about twelve probably did Mr Calder no favours either.
With no real Faculty Union of their own, the Royal School of Mines appear keen to take over ICU instead - the DPFS, DPCS and DPEW next year will all be from former RSM departments. Chris Larvin and Kirsty Patterson are both from Geology, with Alistair Cott coming from Materials. Let us hope the fact that they take the easy subjects does not impact on their ability to run the Union.
Deputy President (Finance & Services)
1,474 votes were cast, with 1,220 valid votes and 254 abstentions. New Election was eliminated in the first round. After the transfer of votes the results were:
- Chris Larvin (579, Elected)
- Hugh Mansfield (252)
- Andrew Holland (170)
- Anthony Calder (142)
- RON (102 in first round, 25 re-allocated, 77 not transferable)
Non transferable votes arise when a candidate is eliminated and no lower preference candidate was stated by that voter.
Deputy President (Clubs & Societies)
1,386 votes were cast, with 1,151 valid votes and 235 abstentions. Alistair Cott won in the first round:
- Alistair Cott (687, Elected)
- Alexander Balikhin (300)
- RON (164)
Deputy President (Education & Welfare)
1,379 votes were cast, with 1,186 valid votes and 193 abstentions. Kirsty Patterson won in the first round:
- Kirsty Patterson (718, Elected)
- Aditya Narayanan (319)
- RON (149)
Of all the elections this was the closest. 1,528 votes were cast with 1,400 valid votes and 128 abstentions.
Felix Sinclair and RON were eliminated in the first round.
- Thomas Roberts (625, Elected)
- Emily Lines (576)
- Felix Sinclair (367, some re-distributed)
- RON (70, some re-distributed)
Eliminations in the first round led to 199 votes which could not be transferred, as the voters had not listed a lower-preference candidate.
1,395 votes were cast, with 12 distinct rounds. There were 1,158 valid votes with 237 abstentions. When multiple people are to be elected under STV there is a quota required to be automatically elected. In this election the quota was 128.67. When votes for a candidate exceed the quota, excess votes are redistributed to the next-preference candidate in proportion - hence decimals can appear, as transferred votes become worth less than one 'full' (first-round) vote.
In the first round:
1) Stephen Brown (261)
2) Omar Hashmi (160)
3) Alexander Guite (158)
After redistribution of excess votes from Stephen Brown and and Omar Hashmi:
4) Ben Harris (130.33)
After redistribution of excess votes from Alexander Guite:
5) Ashley Brown (130.96)
6) Edmund Hunt (126.43)
After redistribution of excess votes from Ashley Brown and Ben Harris and elimination of James Fok, Emma Persky, Kee Ng and Timothy Wilson:
7) Kirsty Patterson (118.27)
Umar Patel was eliminated, with his votes redistributed:
8) Camilla Royle
This gives four anti-NUS (Hunt, A Brown, S Brown and Hashmi) vs four pro-NUS. The Union President John Collins will also join the delegation. New Election had the next highest number of votes, so would have taken the 9th spot had their been one.
Two people have currently predicted the most positions correctly, with all others being eliminated due to incorrect predictions regarding the Felix Editor. Of course if those two have guessed the next president incorrectly then some people are back in the game!