By-elections: The Results!

9 positions were up for grabs. Find out who won each of them and will be representing you next year...

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Votes have been cast and the Union By Elections are over for another year. These elections aim to fill the positions that weren’t filled in the Elections we had in March and we would like to thank all of the students who ran for positions, it has been great to see your hard work in campaigning and all of your determination. Thank you also goes to everyone who voted, you have all helped to shape the future of the Union and we couldn’t do this without you.

The results were formally announced at the By Elections results event in our fabulous Basecamp venue on Friday 6th May. We had 596 votes cast which is just brilliant.

Below is the list of winners for each position elected in the By-Elections. Any positions not filled will be available to interested candidates at the Scrutiny Panel on July 7th. If you’re interested in running for any of these positions or would like more information please email elections@derbyunion.co.uk

Sustainability Officer
Nicola Marriott
LGBTQ+ Officer
Jack McGuinness
Union Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Chair
Adelaide Augusta Wewura Odei
Union Sports Chair
Jonny Beasley
Sports Councillor
Aaron Townend
Societies Councillor
Emily Sugden
Postgraduate Taught Officer
Harvinder Singh Saluja
Human Sciences Officer
Nat Banyard
Psychology Officer
Natasha Gyekye

Unfilled positions that will be open at the next Scrutiny Panel

  • Allied Health & Social Care Officer
  • Built & Natural Environment Officer
  • Derby Business Officer
  • Humanities & Journalism Officer
  • Joint Honours Officer
  • Computing & Engineering Officer
  • Part Time Students Officer
  • Apprenticeships Officer
  • Ethnic Minorities Officer
  • Gender Officer
  • Education Chair
  • Societies Chair

STV Voting Breakdowns

Sustainability Officer

Valid votes: 72, Initial Quota: 36.00
Candidate Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 2 Total Result
Re-open Nominations (R.O.N.)       Excluded at Stage 2
Ed Wong 28 +2 30  
Nicola Marriott 32 +4 36 Elected at Stage 2
Joe Foster 12 -12   Excluded at Stage 2
Quota 36   33  

LGBTQ+ Officer

Valid votes: 53, Initial Quota: 26.50
Candidate Stage 1 Result
Re-open Nominations (R.O.N.) 3  
Salyx Ourtus 22  
Jack McGuinness 28 Elected at Stage 1
Quota 26.5  

Union Equality, Diversity, & Inclusion Chair

Valid votes: 80, Initial Quota: 40.00
Candidate Stage 1 Result
Re-open Nominations (R.O.N.) 1  
Adelaide Augusta Wewura Odei 40 Elected at Stage 1
Amelia Hopkinson 39  
Quota 40  

Union Sports Chair

Valid votes: 58, Initial Quota: 29.00
Candidate Stage 1 Result
Re-open Nominations (R.O.N.) 1  
Jonny Beasley 57 Elected at Stage 1
Quota 29  

Sports Councillor

Valid votes: 53, Initial Quota: 26.50
Candidate Stage 1 Result
Re-open Nominations (R.O.N.) 3  
Aaron Townend 50 Elected at Stage 1
Quota 26.5  

Societies Councillor

Valid votes: 52, Initial Quota: 26.00
Candidate Stage 1 Result
Re-open Nominations (R.O.N.) 2  
Emily Sugden 50 Elected at Stage 1
Quota 26  

Postgraduate Taught Officer

Valid votes: 58, Initial Quota: 29.00
Candidate Stage 1 Result
Re-open Nominations (R.O.N.) 2  
Harvinder Singh Saluja 38 Elected at Stage 1
Pieter van Ellewee 18  
Quota 29  

Human Sciences Officer

Valid votes: 43, Initial Quota: 21.50
Candidate Stage 1 Result
Re-open Nominations (R.O.N.) 2  
Debbie Pickard 16  
Nat Banyard 25 Elected at Stage 1
Quota 21.5  

Psychology Officer

Valid votes: 51, Initial Quota: 25.50
Candidate Stage 1 Result
Re-open Nominations (R.O.N.) 1  
Natasha Gyekye 30 Elected at Stage 1
Aira da Gama Llorens 20  
Quota 25.5  

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