Images: Agatha Torrance
Derwent gathered in vast numbers for the JCRC election results which saw Chesca Knight winning the position of Chair. The atmosphere was tense as candidates had to wait for the results between moments of music interlude.
Chesca Knight secured victory with 112 votes, closely followed by Flavio Newcomb with 89. Knight has vowed to maintain the “heart and spirit of Derwent College” and praised the “high standard’ of competition this year. Newcome conceded he “was really happy” with the result and former Chair, Matt Jenkins, told Nouse he was sure Knight would “carry on the good work of the JCR”.
Beth Finnie and Lucy Hoban overcame their competition, Louis Glassar and Lorin Bell-Cross, with 179 votes to 126 to become Derwent’s Vice-Chair. First on the Officers’ agenda is “securing a national sponsor” for the college. The highly contested positions of Welfare Officers saw Katy Tinman and Ben Clynes narrowly defeat Andy Pickard and Kitty Tester with 120 votes to 102. Katy Tinman emphasised their first priority was to increase the security on campus.
Hayley Carr and Adam Seldon were voted in as this year Rag officers with 142 votes. Adam Seldon revealed it had been a “gruelling victory” and offered his commiserations to this year’s “worthy opponents Hope Schlesinger and Jess Wragg”. The pair has sworn to “get on with our bold yet achievable pledge of making Derwent the most charitable college in the whole of the UK.” This year’s Sponsorship Officers Will Ingram and Dan Perry affirmed their commitment to “build on last years successes” and increase the sponsorship of Derwent’s sports teams.
The International Officers this year, Anna Laming and Will Schoenmaker, were victorious over Victor Bernard and Geetha Ravindran with 20 votes and have committed to “bring[ing] home and international students together this year.” Kate Bowden and Annabel Howarth, this year’s Volunteer Officers, defeated Federica Turne and Madeleine Croucher with 87 votes. The uncontested positions of Webmaster and Treasurer were elected with 172 and 178 votes respectively, by Hugo Brook and Anmoli Sodha.
The much desired position of Events Officers was won by Agatha Torrance, Charli Rose Lees, Emma Sanderson, Jonjo Lowe, who subjugated India Block, Caitlin O’Kelly, Will Sharples, Lucus Collins with 167 votes to 94. Agatha Torrance has appealed to the opposition to get involved with this year’s events and contribute the “great ideas” featured in their campaign. The Merchandise Officers this year are Hannah Carter and Rachel Brooks and Sports officers are Phil Hammick, Marte Retzius, Will Orchard and Simon Varley.
Results are as follows:
Beth Finnie and Lucy Hoban
Ellen Blake and Katherine Hannah
Katy Tinman and Ben Clynes
Hayley Carr and Adam Seldon
Will Ingram and Dan Perry
Phil Hammick, Marte Retzius, Will Orchard and Simon Varley
Kate Bowden and Annabel Howarth
Hannah Carter and Rachel Brooks
Agatha Torrance Charli Rose Lees, Emma Sanderson, Jonjo Lowe
International Welfare Officers
Anna Laming and Will Schoenmaker
Press and Publicity Officers
Daniel Drema and Sophie Alder
This article was amended on 5/12, as it included an error that stated Ellie Roberts and Joe Rawcliffe were runners up for the position of Welfare Officers.