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Kent Union Elections Results Night LIVE

Kent Union Elections Results Night LIVE

21:30: Both and CSRfm are now live with their elections coverage, and we’ll be providing live updates of the night as it happens from this blog, so stay tuned!

22:02 The predicted announcement times for the positions are as follows:

  • 22:20 – Election of VP (Welfare) announced
  • 22:40 – Election of VP (Activities) announced
  • 23:00 – Election of VP (Education) announced
  • 23:20 – Election of VP (Sport) announced
  • 23:40 – Election of Union President announced

22:05 The number of voters has increased this year to 4,633 people, which is 488 more voters than last year! But who did they vote for? First announcement around 22:20!

22:14 Students all over the world are tuned in, including students from Japan, Brussels, and even VP (Welfare) 2013-15, Megan Wells!

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22:22 The announcement for Vice-President (Welfare) is coming up soon!

22:25 Your new Kent Union Vice-President (Welfare) is Clara Lee! Congratulations Clara!


22:31 Your new Vice-President (Welfare), Clara Lee, is now being interviewed by CSRfm!

22:33 Loving the Twitter banter about ‘s burger VT!

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22:36 Vice-President (Welfare) for 2016/17, Clara Lee, is now being interviewed on .

22:41 Clara wants to centralise social media to help new students find out about their students’ union, and says she is most excited about getting a giant teddy bear and putting it on campus. #ClaraCareBear

22:44 Your new Kent Union Vice-President (Activities) is Ruth Wilkinson! Ruth won with 1,886 votes.


22:48 While Ruth gets interviewed on CSRfm, who do you think the boys look like?

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22:52 Lots of love on #KentVotes for new Vice-President (Activities), Ruth Wilkinson!

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23:00 Your new Kent Union Vice-President (Education) is Dave Cocozza!


23:04 Some great tweets coming in on #KentVotes

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23:11 Dave is about to be interviewed live on , announcement for Vice-President (Sport) coming up soon!

23:13 A lot of support for Dave on Twitter as he gets interviewed by KTV.

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23:15 Apparently there’s a lot of love in the KTV studio too….

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23:17 Your new Vice-President (Sport) is Elliott Shell!


23:23 Your new Vice-President (Sport), Elliott Shell, is now being interviewed on CSRfm.

23:25 Lots of love for Elliott on #KentVotes!

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23:27 Speculation for the final announcement of the night, coming up soon!

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23:32 Outgoing Union President, Tammy Naidoo, says: “It will be sad to leave but I’m excited to see the new team.”

23:34 The Presidential candidates seem to be getting anxious, they’ve been speaking to Saga Rad, our roving reporter in Venue.

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23:40 Announcement for your new Kent Union President is coming up soon!

23:44 Your new Kent Union President is Rory Murray!


23:46 Rory won with 1,507 votes, giving him a majority of 232 votes!

23:48 Lots of support for Rory on #KentVotes

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23:51 Outgoing Union President Tammy Naidoo has been talking to our roving reporter, Saga!

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23:59 Congratulations to all newly elected candidates, I’m signing off for the night! Here’s a quick recap:

  • Union President – Rory Murray
  • Vice-President (Sport) – Elliott Shell
  • Vice-President (Education) – Dave Cocozza
  • Vice-President (Activities) – Ruth Wilkinson
  • Vice-President (Welfare) – Clara Lee

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  1. Great live blog – loved this!!


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