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Elections 2013: Results Night LIVE

Welcome to Platform Magazine’s live coverage of the NTSU Elections results night from Ocean.

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22.18

As we pack up and leave, Climax is just starting in Ocean and the winning candidates are sure to have a night to remember, while the losing candidates drown their sorrows in style. Keep tweeting us @PlatformOnline throughout the evening with your reaction to the results.

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22.17

That’s it then. The new Exec has been selected, the first to occupy the new Student’s Union building when it opens on City campus later this year. Platform Magazine has extended interviews with all the new Exec, which will go up on this website tomorrow.

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22.15

To recap then – Costa Charalambous, Chantelle Farr, Libby Farrier-Williams, Liz McCluskey, Marcus Boswell, Katie Wright, Paddy Atkinson and Jo Southwell-Sander. Your NTSU Exec Committee 2013/14.

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22.09

Jo said: “Thank you to the other candidates, it was a tough competition and everyone put there all in. I’m really grateful that I can be up here as the new President, thank you to my campaigners, bring on next year.”

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22.07

And finally President. After the first round of voting, Pru Bowley and RON were eliminated. In the second round, Jo Southwell-Sander won it with 2,138 votes.

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22.04

Slight technical difficulties later, the results for VP Welfare and Community was the closest of the night, with less than 100 votes seperating them each time. In the fourth preference voting, Katie Wright secured it.

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21.50

VP Sports was up next. It was the most popular position with six candidates and it proved to be the most hotly contested too – with it going to FIFTH preference voting, with Paddy Atkinson v Sean Canning. Paddy won it, with 1,982 votes in the fifth preference. He said: “I would like to say a massive thank you to the other candidates, who made it so tough over the past couple of weeks. A massive thanks to my campaigners too.”

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21.43

VP Services and Communication has proved to be the closest one so far tonight. Third preference votes were needed to seperate Daz Clark and Marcus Boswell – with Marcus securing it.

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21.35

After a short break the announcement continued with VP Activities. Liz McCluskey recieved over 2,600 votes in the first round, securing her second year in the position. She didn’t have much to say, just: “I’m staying at trent another year, yeahhhh”

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21.29

VP Education & Representation is the next to be announced. There were five candidates for this position, one of the most hotly contested. After it went to second preference votes, Libby Farrier-Williams was announced as VP Education & Representation 2013/14. She told us: “I don’t know what to say, I’m so happy right now. I cannot wait, I was in the new SU on Friday and I just cannot wait.”

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21.24

Next up is Clifton Liaison Officer. This went down to second preference votes. Chantelle Farr won with 1, 662 votes, defeating our editor Sophie Davis. She said: “Thank for to everyone who voted for me. I’m in shock. I don’t know what else to say, thank you.”

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21:20

Congratulations Costa Charalambous – City Liaison Officer 2013/14. Costa has set a new record for the more first preference votes than any other candidate. He said: “Thank you for everyone who supported me, if it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t be in this position now. Good luck to the other candidates.”

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21.18

First results are for the NUS Delegates, who will represent us at annual NUS Conference. 16 candidates ran for these position. The 7 elected are Jo Southwell-Sander, Lekan Adebanjo, Pru Bowley, Liz McCluskey, Daz Clark, Marcus Boswell and Chantelle Farr.

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21.14

Jonny Ellison is on stage explaining the voting process. This year’s elections has seen the highest turnout ever, with 26% of the NTU population voting, some 5,974 students.

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21:09

James Slater, also running for VP Services and Communication: “I’m feeling quite neutral, I don’t really have much feeling, it’s only just dawned on me that today’s actually come.”

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21.06

Daz Clark, candidate for VP Services and Communication: “I’m really, really nervous, it could go anyway and I know its cliché, but Nick and I are up against some really good candidates. I’m a little bit drunk, but it helps with the nerves.”

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21:00

A lot of the candidates are in the building and it’s fair to say they are looking nervous.

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20.54

We’ve just spoken to current NTSU President Jonny Ellison: “I’m very excited, tonight marks the start of the transition into the new building and it’s going to be good. We’re hoping to see a bigger crowd than last year.”

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20.49

Ocean is starting to fill up as the candidates, the campaigners and the die-hard Trent students arrive for one of the biggest nights in the NTSU calendar.

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20.41

You can get in touch with us throughout the night on Twitter, @PlatformOnline. Give us your views on the elections, let us know who you’ve been backing and whether you’ve been out and about this week campaigning.

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20.31

The candidates have been putting this effort in to try and earn the opportunity to make NTU history as the first Exec to call the new Student’s Union building in the City home! Current NTSU President Jonny Ellison told us that he feels the new SU gives the elections “‘added symbolism.”

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20.25

It’s been a long, busy last two weeks for the candidates, with many of them campaigning all day and all night to try and secure your crucial votes. You’ll have seen them in their colourful t-shirts all over our three campuses and in various nightclubs over the campaigning period.

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20.15

Welcome to Platform Magazine’s commentary from the NTSU Elections result night. We’re live from Ocean throughout the evening as the new Exec committee are announced.

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Coverage by Simon Paice (News Editor), Alice McDavid (MINT Editor) and Jade Cragg. Banner by Olivia Williams.

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