YUSU Elections 2012


Photo credit: Philippa GraftonKallum Taylor takes Presidential victory in hotly contested elections

In what has been a close contest over the last two weeks, Kallum Taylor emerged victorious in the battle for YUSU President, winning by 2129 votes to Zahra Latif’s 1745 in the fourth round

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Reaction to the election results

Listen to the reactions from some of the winning and losing candidates

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As it happened: YUSU 2012 Election results

Nouse brings you the results of the 2012 YUSU Elections as they are announced from The Lounge

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Election exit poll predicts three way battle for President

Exit polls released for the YUSU elections have predicted Kallum Taylor to win by a margin of only one per cent.

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High turnout seen in YUSU Elections

Voter turnout for the 2012 YUSU Elections is expected to be one of the highest on record after reaching 27 per cent as of 12pm today with two and a half days of campaigning still remaining

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Goodricke College on Heslington East Photo credit: Philippa GraftonCarney “expecting to be given campaigning ban”

Presidential candidate James Carney has declared that he is “expecting to be given a campaigning ban in the near future” following a breach of YUSU election rules

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Storify: YUSU President election campaigns

A round up of some of the candidates’ campaign efforts and the reaction to them, as seen on social media

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Election manifestos condensed

Find out what the candidates are prioritising by looking at their manifestos condensed

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Carney embroiled in Facebook dispute

Presidential Candidate James Carney, has been criticised by current YUSU Part-time Officers following his controversial addition to the University of York Memes Facebook page.

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Photo credit: Andy DavisYUSU election preliminary poll shows two candidates as the early front runners

A poll carried out by Nouse shows Kallum Taylor and Zahra Latif are clear front runners in the YUSU election presidential campaign

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Photo credit: Hoagy Davis-DiggesYUSU Elections: Do they really matter?

A panel of representatives from across campus, chaired by Martin Spurr, gathered to talk about: YUSU’s relationship with the University; student politics; and speculation on the outcome of the YUSU elections

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Cartoons of the candidates running for YUSU President

Cartoons of the seven candidates running for the position of YUSU President by Hugo Brook

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Photo credit: Andy DavisAs it happened: YUSU Election Candidate Question Time

All the latest from the YUSU Elections 2012 Candidate’s Question Time, as it happened

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Over 50 candidates standing in YUSU elections

Nouse can reveal the students who have nominated themselves for this year’s YUSU elections, with seven candidates putting themselves forward for the position of President

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YUSU election timetable released

The timetable for the YUSU elections has been released, detailing the main events of the upcoming election. Candidate nominations will open on the Monday of Week Four and close on Thursday of Week Five at 12 p.m. Candidates are forbidden from starting their campaigns until the Friday of Week Six, and are restrained by a [...]

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Election Timeline


Nominations open: Monday 30th January, 12:00

Nominations close: Thursday 9th February, 12:00

Candidate briefings: Friday 10th February & Saturday 11th February

Candidate question time: Thursday 16th February

Voting opens: Wednesday 22nd February, 12:00

Voting closes: Thursday 1st March, 12:00

Results announced: Thursday 1st March, from 19:30

Latest post: The societies showdown

Well readers, if you’re looking for a bloody battle this election season, it looks like the realm of student activities shall provide generously

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