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Results Night Live

Key points:

  • A total of 5749 Votes were cast.
  • Emily Dell is your new VP Activities.
  • Kayleigh Teague is your new VP Education & Democracy.
  • Nick Johnson is your new VP Sport.
  • Your Continuing VP Welfare & Community Mario Oliveros.
  • And the President: Grant Clarke.
  • by Aidan Williams

    This is the end of the Results Night 2014

    Thank you all very much for following and reading this blog. Best of luck to all of the new VP’s and be sure to follow us via twitter @GalleonNews and our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/galleonnews?fref=ts

  • by John King

    Thank you for joining us!

    The new Sabbatical Officers will begin their positions in September.

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    A quick chat with Mario Oliveros, the new (/old!) VP for Welfare and Community

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    Current VP for Activities Roxy Negru gives the new VPs some advice

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    Here is the video of the Presidential announcement:

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    "Wow...wow" : from your new President Grant Clarke

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    And your new President with 1764 Votes is: Grant Clarke!

    Incredibly close vote!

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    The runner up with 1748 votes was James Bodin

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    With 1017 Votes: Adebayo

    Seventh Candidate to be eliminated.

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    The sixth candidate to be eliminated with 561 votes was Kerrie Oak

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    With 320 Votes: Tuhid.

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    The fourth candidate to be eliminated with 260 votes was Kunal Shah

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    With 249 Votes: Hope

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    The second candidate to be eliminated with 98 votes was Edna

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    With 92 Votes: No Suitable Candidate.

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    The total number of votes in this category was: 2408 votes

    It went down to a sixth round of voting.

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    The crowd is ready is for the final result which will be with us any minute now

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    The announcement for VP Welfare and Community video:

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    Presidential Candidate Edna Ndateh is not present.

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    The Presidential Candidates are on the stage.

    7 of them!

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    An interview with your new VP Sports Nick Johnson

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    An interview with one of the campaign teams

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    Your Runner-Up with 1408 Votes is: Connar Walford.

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    Your VP for Welfare and Community is with 2223 votes is Mario Oliveros!

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    The second candidate to be eliminated with 723 votes was Olamide

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    With 141 Votes: No Suitable Candidate.

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    Candidates for VP Welfare and Community are now on stage for their result!

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    There's a surprise result. The winner of the selfie competition is in. The winner is...Hannah Wilkinson

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    Interviews have been completed, Your candidates for Welfare and Community are on their way downstairs!

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    A former President has spoken!

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    We caught up with the candidates running for VP Welfare and Community to ask them a few questions

    1. What’s been the highlight of your campaign week?

    2. What would you do differently if anything?

    3. What great leader would you compare yourself to?

    Mario Oliveros

    1. The weather, compared with last year. Last year we had snow, this year we had sun. It was good to get out there and talk to people.

    2. No, I’m happy and proud of what I’ve done.

    3. Che Guevara.

    Connar Walford

    1. Working with the three other candidates that are on my slate and the amount of students that have actually engaged with us.

    2. I would go out every night and party with everyone.

    3. I haven’t got anyone influential in historical terms but I would say Bodin, who I’ve worked with on my team. He has lead me in a direction that I can’t even explain.

    Olamide Alli-Balogun

    1. Interacting with so many new people and having the chance to get my voice out there and answer student’s questions.

    2. No, the first time you do it is the most genuine reflection of how you would do it, so I’d keep it the same.

    3. Nelson Mandela because he made such a change, and all I really want to do is change this university.

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    A video of the big moment for VP Sports

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    Next act up is the superb Jerry Williams

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    The Winner is with 2089 votes is Nick Johnson!

    Your new VP Sports

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    And your Runner-Up is: Jezz Taylor with 811 Votes.

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    The third candidate to be eliminated with 720 votes was Max Ryska

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    192 Votes - No Suitable Candidate

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    With 625 Votes: Nahid.

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    Cat Redding is now on the stage the result for VP Sports is close by!

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    The Candidates for VP Sport are about to come onto the stage.

    Result to follow shortly.

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    Sports Editor currently interviewing the VP for Sports Candidates so result will be here soon!

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    Currently listening to Euan McLachlan who’s just treated us to a cover of ‘Year 3000’ by Busted and now a cover of ‘Mr Brightside’ by The Killers

  • by Molly O'Shea

    We caught up with the candidates running for VP Sports to ask them a few questions

    1. What’s been the highlight of your campaign week?

    2. What would you do differently if anything?

    3. What great leader would you compare yourself to?

    Max Ryszka: 

    1. Doing a cartwheel outside Bateson or a local coming up to me saying we need more nutters in Portsmouth.

    2. Organise and think ahead more. Have different banners.

    3. I follow my own path.

    Jeremy Taylor: 

    1. Wednesday morning when I had most of my team out and we were absolutely smashing it. I loved it.

    2. I think I’ve put my heart and soul into everything this week and there’s nothing I would change.

    3. Winston Churchill because in the bad times he was great and that’s what I’m going for.

    Syed Nahid Hasan: 

    1. Making lots of friends.

    2. Nothing; I’ve tried my best.

    3. I believe in myself so I follow my own destiny and path.

    Nick Johnson: 

    1. All week being out meeting people.

    2. Not much. I’ve put everything into this week.

    3. Personally: Ricky Pontin.

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    Next result to be announced will be the VP Sports

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    And your Runner-Up with 1694 Votes: Lewis Cocking.

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    And the winner, with 1802 votes is...

    Kayleigh Teague

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    Second candidate to be eliminated with 558 votes...

    was Diana Popescu

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    With 119 votes No Suitable Candidate.

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    2112 total in votes for VP Education and Democracy - ended in 4 rounds

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  • by Molly O'Shea

    We caught up with the candidates running for VP Education and Democracy to ask them a few questions

    1. What’s been the highlight of your campaign week?

    2. What would you do differently if anything?

    3. What great leader would you compare yourself to?

    Ed Roberts: 

    1. The end. it’s been so stressful but it’s been a great week; it’s been awesome.

    2. Get a bigger campaign team, all my friends are in media so they can’t campaign as they have to be impartial.

    3. The only great leader that I know is Caesar but I wouldn’t compare myself to him.

    Lewis Cocking: 

    1. Getting out there and speaking to people and dealing with issues that actually matter to students.

    2. I wouldn’t, I gave my all and even if I don’t get elected then I’ve given people that choice to vote for me and that’s all you can do.

    3. There isn’t one because I haven’t been a great leader because I haven’t been elected yet. Maybe I can become this great leader if I do get elected.

    Kayleigh Teague

    1. The support has been phenomenal; from friends, my campaign team and people I don’t even know.

    2. No, I’ve had an amazing time.

    3. I wouldn’t – I’ll wait to see if I get elected and then try and answer that.

    Diana Popescu

    1. I really loved all the support and everyone I met. It was tiring but awesome, I would recommend it to anyone.

    2. No.

    3. I’m not quite sure, I think I’ll be unique.

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    Candidates are currently being on stage being interviewed by the presenters...

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    The Results for the VP Education & Democracy are next.

    They are on the stage.

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    Live performance coming from Bryony Davies

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    “Thank you to everyone supporting me I’m so grateful” – Emily Dell, your new VP for Activities!

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    The cheers when the results were announced were rather deafening!

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    The runner up was...

    with 768 votes was Rosen Topuzov

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    And your new VP for Activities is: Emily Dell!

    1921 Votes.

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    And the next person to be eliminated is...

    with 546 votes is Gareth Lawson

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    202 votes in last place - No suitable candiadate

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  • by John King

    437 Votes : Lewis Broad

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  • by Molly O'Shea

    We caught up with the candidates running for VP Activities to ask them a few questions

    1. What’s been the highlight of your campaign week?

    2. What would you do differently if anything?

    3. What great leader would you compare yourself to?

    Emily Dell: 

    1. Last night at half 6; all of us having a great photo and celebrating the end of an amazing week.

    2. I’ve done as much as I could. I’ve been out every day with an amazing campaign team so I couldn’t have done more. If I don’t win, I don’t win.

    3. Mark Zuckerberg. I think he’s amazing.

    Alex Pescott:

    1. Getting to know all the other candidates and campaigners and having so much fun with them.

    2. I went for the apathy vote this time, trying to make people laugh. I might change that; I feel it wasn’t as effective as it could have been.

    3. Winston Churchill. Some kind of war leader anyway, and he came to my head.

    Gareth Lawson: 

    1. Just the general fun that’s been had.

    2. I’d get better organised, get more people out. Louder people.

    3. Not Stalin.

    Rosen Topuzov: 

    1. Making people smile.

    2. Hug people.

    3. I don’t know.

    Lewis Broad: 

    1. Trying to climb trees.

    2. Not climb trees.

    3. Spaghetti Monster.

  • by John King

    1992 Votes in 4 Rounds

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  • by Aidan Williams

    VP Activities Result about to be announced by President Catherine Redding

    Candidates are now on stage.

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    Cat Redding announcing the NUS Affliiation result_MG_4204

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    Another video courtesy of Cameron Oldridge:

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    You have voted that our University will continue to affiliate with the NUS.

    2993 votes were cast in favour of this.

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    Total votes cast in this election are in

    The total is 5749!

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    15 Minutes to go!

    Our presenters have returned to the stage. All technology has been sorted and we will be starting up in 15 minutes

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    Galleon Legend Dan Chesterton.

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    Here is a selfie of half of The Galleon team who are live blogging tonight! 10012982_4061253267598_1184020660_n

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    We have currently cut to some music for the time being. Be sure to check back soon for the first result which will be the vote whether to stay with the NUS.

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    Graduate Mike Heaps is here to support Ed Roberts tonight!_MG_4139

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    We have begun!

    Countdown over and our presenters Horatio Morgan and Oliver Ing kick it off. President Catherine Redding has taken to the stage.

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    We will be getting started very shortly!

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    Sports Editor Jordan Webb will be interviewing candidates live in the green room so be sure to tune in via the live stream: http://www.upsu.net/representation/elections/live/

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    President Catherine Redding speaking to the Presenters: not long now!

  • by John King

  • by Nicola Rainbird

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    Announcements coming soon...

    The first announcement will be revealed shortly for VP Activities

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  • by Aidan Williams

    A video of the crowd which has gathered here people looking excited – asides from the Candidates of course!

  • by Nicola Rainbird

    Good Luck!

    On behalf of everyone at The Galleon, we’d like to wish each candidate the best of luck for tonight!

  • by Aidan Williams

    A video of the crowd which has gathered here people looking excited – asides from the Candidates of course!

     

  • by Nicola Rainbird

    Kerrie Oak: “I’m calm. A lot of the candidates seem to be worrying a lot but I think when it comes to the President announcement, I will start to get the shakes”

  • by Aidan Williams

    The running order tonight will be:

    the vote on whether we should remain part of the NUS (National Union of Students)

    Activities,

    Education and Democracy,

    Sport,

    Welfare and Community

    and finally President.

  • by John King

    10 minutes to go.

    Elections Results Night 2014 will be beginning in 10 minutes!

  • by Nicola Rainbird

    Mario Oliveros “I’m feeling good, confident. But who knows what could happen?”

  • by Aidan Williams

  • by Danielle Butler

    ALL VOTES HAVE BEEN COUNTED

    The results night will be underway from 8. Good luck to all candidates!

  • by Aidan Williams

    Welcome to the Results Night live blog

    Hello and welcome to The Galleon’s coverage of the 2014 Sabbatical Officers Results Night live blog.

    The Results Night is scheduled to start in half an hour and will feature some live music featuring the likes of Jerry Williams and Fugitive Orchestra.

    Be sure to check up for more updates from here on the live blog or on Twitter at @GalleonNews and on our Facebook page where we will be updating live video.

President

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VP Welfare and Community

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VP Education and Democracy

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VP Activities

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VP Sports

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About the Elections

The University of Portsmouth Students' Union are currently going through their annual sabbatical officers election process, electing the sabbatical officers who will represent the students of Portsmouth for the 2014/15 academic year.

There are five sabbatical positions with a total of 25 candidates who are running for the following positions:

  • VP Education & Democracy
  • VP Welfare & Community
  • VP Activities
  • VP Sports
  • President

The following question time events take place at 5pm each evening, and give any student the opportunity to ask the candidates about their manifesto or policies should they be elected:

  • VP Activities: Monday 3rd March, Student Activities Centre.
  • VP Education & Democracy: Tuesday 4th March, Student Activities Centre.
  • VP Sports: Wednesday 5th March, Student Activities Centre.
  • VP Welfare & Community: Thursday 6th March, Student Activities Centre.
  • President: Friday 7th March, Student Activities Centre.

Voting will take place between the 10th and 13th March across campus and online, with the results being announced at an event in the Waterhole on the evening of Friday 14th March. The Galleon will be covering each event live on this page and as ever you can get involved by using #voteupsu on Twitter.