The crusade continues and the race, it seems, is hotting up. TR takes great pleasure in announcing that man-about-campus Chris Etheridge has confirmed he is to take to the campaign stage for the fourth year in a row, this time to bear the mantle of Student Activities. Apparently the “temptation” of the campaign race is too much for him to resist, though this year he intends embrace a more satirical line of campaigning, taking more inspiration from the enigmatic Dave Hansen school of electioneering than his more somber approach of years past.
Whether the joke will fall flat on its face, we can but wait, though word on the street is that York’s answer to Alan Sugar and last years Presidential hopeful , Matthew Freckelton is to head his campaign. Will they succeed together what they failed to do apart? TR remains intrigued.
Tough competition will almost definitely come from James Croydon, current joint Rag rep with Jonathan Hare, who has made no attempts to disguise his ambitions to run for Student Activities. His campaign may take a more theatrical approach this year, with previous URY station-director Oliver Julian, and drama bigwig Josh Fisher rumoured to be managing his campaign. TR can also confirm that a certain insider within YUSU has hinted heavily at his success, should he run. We may well get a slap on the wrist from YUSU for reporting this, but for once, this could be a race well worth watching.
The potential Presidential pundits are still holding themselves back it seems, though TR can confirm that current Chair of Union Council Charlie Rowley definitely has his eyes on the prize. We also have sources that claim that last years campaign puppet master Jim Bulley may be resuming his role for Rowley; an interesting twist to the tale.
Nonetheless, he could find himself up against former Goodricke Chair Tim Ellis, who is looking increasingly likely to emulate his predecessor Walker in running for higher office. Not so involved in the YUSU clique as Blundell and Rowley, he could be an interesting candidate to keep an eye on.
TR is frankly disappointed that the current Presidential candidates have yet to break away from college chairs/ YUSU insiders stereotype – nothing like a wildcard candidate to spice up a dull January, though it is early days yet.
Lastly, TR has noted several interesting posters up around campus today , asking you to “Vote For Campaigners. Not for another batch of people-pleasing socialites who‘ll cave in every time Hes Hall cuts back services and raises costs”. Couldn’t have said it better myself.
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