The most exciting election in years
Priscilla crushed not-so-joke candidate Milo Edwards in CUSU’s presidential election – with the highest turnout in a decade.
Over 4000 students voted in this election, making the turnout nearly double that of last year.
Priscilla polled 2,077 compared with Milo’s 1,520.
Priscilla was previously the Black Minority and Ethnic (BME) Representative for the CUSU Women’s Campaign.
The two other candidates, Leo Kellaway and Katie Akers, received 336 and 552 vote respectively.
Speaking to The Tab Priscilla said: “I am absolutely elated!
“Congratulations to Milo, Leo and Katie, we all fought so hard and engagement with student politics has been transformed as a result.
“I am over the moon!”
In other results, Charlie Chorley won the Women’s Officer race, polling 878 votes in the third round of balloting.
She beat Daisy Hughes, founding member of the ‘Whose University?’ campaign, and Amy Reddington – who received 659 and 462 respectively.
Chorley told The Tab: “I’m so so happy with the result. The fact that people engaged on a higher level than normal is amazing.
“We’ve changed the discussion about the Women’s Campaign and I’m so excited about the future!”
Helena Blair was re-elected to serve as CUSU Access and Funding Officer with 1,507 votes.
Commenting on the results, King’s second year Natsci Chloe Hemingway said: “The sheep flocked in their numbers to ensure that a proper candidate overcame someone who is literarily a joke in this 2015 election that will go down in history for having the most riveting live-feed this University has ever seen.”
Newnham second year historian Anne Magee said: “I am thrilled Priscilla won.
“Imagine how much more of a joke CUSU would be if a campaign based on jam had been successful.”
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