Ex-Derwent chair Alex Urqhuart has been elected as York’s new Student President.
The Presidential contest contained a late twist when ex-James chair Max Flynn pulled out of the race hours before the results were announced, citing mental health issues and “disillusionment with YUSU and student politics”. As a result, YUSU did not deliver the full voting breakdown on the night – it will instead be available online from Monday.
Other big winners were Mia Chaudhuri-Julyan, who was elected Community and Well-Being Officer ahead of Thomas Underwood; Julian Porch, who beat TFTV Department Rep Jay Edevane to become York’s new Academic Officer; and Mikey Collinson, who was elected York’s new Activities Officer.
In the most hotly-contested race of the night, Laura Carruthers beat Josie Phillipps, Peter Fisher, and crowd favourite Alexander Lake to the role of Sport Union President.
The full list of positions is as follows:
Policy Coordinator: Jack Harvey
Disabled Students: Aisling Musson
Mature Students: Megan Jones and Neomi Marsolo
RAG Officer: Sophie Wain and Claudia D’Almo
Volunteering: Alice Driver and Jasmine Pledger
Environment and Ethics: Anna Spowage
BAME Officer: Deborah Daniel and Aroma Ojukwu
International Officers: Agnieszka Gziut and Muhammad Hassan
Women’s Officers: Catherine Yarrow and Michaela Tharby
LGBTQ Officer: Henry Fairnington
Activities Officer: Mikey Collinson
Community and Well-Being Officer: Mia Shantana Chaudhuri-Julyan
Academic Officer: Julian Porch
Sport Union President: Laura Carruthers
York Union President: Alex Urquhart
Full report to follow.