The results are in, your new Union Executive has been chosen. Hey Ewe filled up quickly and as the time drew closer and closer to 1am, the atmosphere in Room 1 grew more and more tense. Following some fancy lighting and pyro-technics, current VP Democracy and Communications Ali Cole took to the stage.

First to be invited to the stage by Hannah Chrisp was the candidate for Action, Phil Jenkins. R.O.N received *** votes, but Phil Jenkins was announced as your new Action Chair with *** votes.

Second to be invited to the stage were your candidates for Athletic Union President, Martha Riggs and Steffan Lloyd. As one of the most contested positions this year, the results were expectedly very close. R.O.N received *** votes, Martha received *** votes and Steffan received ***. Steffan Lloyd is therefore your new Athletic Union President.

Hannah Chrisp then invited the three Head of Media candidates Tom Traies, Bryn Wilkes and Josh Reynolds. Arguably the most contested position out of them all, this was one outcome no one could predict. R.O.N received *** votes, Josh received ***  votes, Tom received ***  votes and Bryn received ***. Bryn Wilkes has therefore been elected as your new Head of Media. Everyone at Label is looking forward to working with him next year!

Next up came the position of Rag Chair, candidates Danni Hitchins and Dave Edwards entered the stage. For this position, R.O.N received *** votes, Danni Hitchins received *** votes and Dave Edwards received *** votes. Danni Hitchins was elected your new Rag Chair.

Societies Federation President, was next and candidates Sophie Farley and Chris Briggs took to the stage. R.O.N received *** votes, Sophie received ***votes and Chris received *** votes. Therefore Sophie Farley was elected as your new Societies Federation President.

The second uncontested position of the night was up next, VP Democracy and Communications. Soul candidate Liam Peoples took to the stage. R.O.N received *** votes while Liam Peoples received *** votes. Liam Peoples has therefore been elected as your new VP Democracy and Communications.

The results for the third uncontested position were next to be announced. Soul candidate for VP Education, Amy Ward took to the stage. R.O.N received *** votes and Amy received *** votes to become your new VP Education.

VP Finance and Commercial Services candidate was invited to the stage next. R.O.N received *** votes, but Dan Thomas received *** votes to become your new VP Finance and Commerical Services.

The penultimate position to be announced was also the most popularly contested position, VP Welfare and Diversity. The three candidates for this position were invited onto the stage, Natasha White, Zoe Mumba and George Bollands. For this position R.O.N received *** votes, George received *** votes, Natasha received ***  votes and Zoe received *** . Natasha White has therefore become your new VP Welfare and Diversity.

Finally came the result for the biggest position on the Executive, Union President. Candidates for the position Rob Whitaker and Tommy Allen were invited to the stage. For Union President R.O.N received *** votes, Rob received *** votes and Tommy received *** votes. Label can therefore announce that Rob Whitaker will be your Union President for 2014/2015.

And there we have it, the winners and the breakdown of the results of the Executive Elections 2013. In comparison to the normal Loughborough stereotype, the prevalence of seven girls claiming their place on the Executive is a massive step forward for the University, with one of the heaviest female student governments in the country. Label would like to congratulate all the candidates, both winners and losers for their efforts during the elections.

And that is that. The results of the Executive Elections 2014 have been announced and your new Union Executive has been chosen. Overall this year’s Elections have been the closest and most exciting elections for many years. Label would like to congratulate every both the winning candidates and the runners up for their hard work and amazing efforts over the last couple of weeks.







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