The election results for the first bout of Union Elections this year were announced today. Many of the candidates complained that they hadn't had enough information about when voting ended (or indeed started) and turnout, especially in Mechanical Engineering, echoed their sentiments. So whether you voted or have only just caught on to the fact an election was happening here are the results:
United States of America
- Barack Obama - 64,043,290 - ELECTED
- John McCain - 56,497,501
City & Guilds College Union
The fight for City & Guilds Chairman was much closer than expected, especially given that only 15 people in MechEng voted in their Departmental Society Elections. In the first round of voting van den Bremer had 69 votes to Weaver's 55 with RON receiving only 18 votes. After RON was eliminated 3 votes were reallocated to each candidate giving the final totals:
- Ton van den Bremer - 72 ELECTED in the second round.
- Henry Weaver - 58 in the second round.
The position of HonSec did not go to a cross faculty ballot after no candidates obtained the required number of seconders. A by-election was held at the CGCU Executive Committee at lunchtime today in which the Acting HonSec, Kirsty Patterson, was nominated and seconded by a show of hands. The following votes were cast:
- Kirsty Patterson - 13 - ELECTED
- Re-open Nominations - 0
Miss Patterson subsequently resigned from the position of CGCU Welfare Officer to continue in her role as Honorary Secretary.
The MechSoc Elections attracted a pittiful turnout of 15 voters and all candidates gained their places in the first round of voting:
Mech Soc Chair
- Adam Freeman - 12 - ELECTED
- RON Re-Open Nominations - 3
Mech Soc Vice Chair
- Ruth Archibald - 13 - ELECTED
- RON Re-Open Nominations - 1
Mech Soc Honorary Junior Treasurer
- James Smith - 12 - ELECTED
- RON Re-Open Nominations - 2
Mech Soc Honorary Secretary
- Alice Rowlands - 13 - ELECTED
- RON Re-Open Nominations - 0
CivSoc managed much better, getting a turnout in excess of 100 and with the elections being much closer than the MechSoc equivalent.
RON and Matthew Fitch, who had 8 and 21 votes respectively, were eliminated at the end of the first round transferring 6 votes each to Paul Hofmeyr and Paul Corry producing the following results:
- Paul Hofmeyr - 52 - ELECTED in the second round.
- Paul Corry - 37 in the second round.
- Matthew Fitch - 21 in the first round.
- RON Re-Open Nominations - 8 in the first round.
CivSoc Livic Editor
Livic Editor went to three rounds with joint candidates Mona and Alistair apparently failing to inform the Returning Officer that they were in fact a single candidate. Ron was eliminated after the first round transferring one vote each to Alistair Garner and Alex Hall. Alex and Mona were both eliminated in this round with a further 13 votes going to Alistair Garner:
- Alistair Garner - 50 - ELECTED in the third round.
- Mona E Haghani - 27 in the second round.
- Alexander Hall - 26 in the second round.
- RON Re-Open Nominations - 6 in the first round.
The following election results are presented with as much information as Live! has received. Unless we hear otherwise we'll assume you've had enough of elections and don't really need the numbers:
- GSA Chair, Rhys Morgan
- Secretary, Jenny Lim
C&GCU (PG) (1 position available)
- Rhys Morgan*
C&GCU (UG) (4 positions available)
- John James
ICSMSU (PG) (1 position available)
- Not filled
ICSMSU (UG) (3 positions available)
- Najette Ayadi O'Donnell
- Albert Poon
- Salman Waqar
Non Faculty (1 position available)
- Seyyed Mozaffari-Chinjani
RCSU (PG) (1 position available)
- Not filled
RCSU (UG) (4 positions available)
- Sammi Elfituri
- Nida Harwood
- Christopher Gibbs
*It is expected that Mr Morgan will forfeit the position of CGCU Postgraduate Councillor in order to take up the more senior position of GSA Chair which will give him an ex officio seat on the committee. This will leave Guilds with only one out of five positions they are entitled to on Council.
- Ravi Pall
- Ton Van Den Bremer
If you got this far please sit down and get someone else to bring you a cup of tea.