RCSU election results were announced in the Union bar last night, with their violate mascot Theta on display throughout the evening. The Theta-bearers had been taunting Guildsmen, claiming to have taken Spanner. Both Spanner and Bolt have been accounted for, so maybe they've taken the wrong one again?.
After results were announced Theta was due to be taken back to safety, but the RCSU hadn't considered the presence of the C&G Rugby team, four of which had their eye on the thermometer. With a combined weight greater than the entire RCSU executive they blocked the exit to the Union Bar, to be greeted by RCSU Vice President (Activities) Richard Fautley; he objected because Spanner had not appeared at the previous Guilds bar night and slave auction.
Following mumbles that Theta would be removed through the bar and out the back, the scientists were blocked into a corner with a table as a barricade, fearful of the mighty Guildsmen. As the standoff continued a possible escape was offered: a £100 donation to RAG by the RCSU, in return for safe passage. This was accepted and the scientists were set free, only to take Theta out the back anyway, with the help of Deputy President (RCSU) Jon Matthews.
Election results and colours were announced before the stand-off.
The presidential race was a close run thing, with only four votes between candidates in the first round and eight in the second.
- Jennifer Morgan (166, Elected)
- Thom Groot (158)
- RON (28, some re-distributed)
- Vice President (Activities) James Field
- Vice President (Operations) David Charles
- Honorary Junior Treasurer Shuangzi Guo
- Honorary Secretary Michael Coombe
- Welfare Officer Inger Eriksson
- Events Officer Daniel Teutsch
- Broadsheet Editor Alexander Guite