Non-Sabbactical election results
Cultural Affair's officer: NATALIE SIMPSON;
International Students' officer: LIANG YOONG CHIA;
Mature Students' officer: CLARE BAILEY;
Student Community Action officer: EDWARD HANNA;
Women's officer: JENNIFER HILL;
Postgraduate Students' officer: MICHAEL CURRIE.
All the above posts, except for that of Postgraduate officer ran against Reopen Nominations (aka RON).
Michael Currie is a second year undergraduate student and took victory over his two postgraduate student rivals; Ciara Burnell and Chris Odgen. He ran a campaign under the 'Campaign for a Better Union' banner along with his colleagues Ed Hanna and Jennifer Hill. The 'Campaign for a Better Union' swamped to victory last year winning the same posts with the exception of Cultural affair's which ran uncontested this year. Mr Currie succeeds Graham Barton.
Natalie Simpson succeeds Mark Hill. She was active during the Deputy Presidency of Patrick Hughes, who threw the Union into much controversy during his time in office. She is associated with Queen's Sinn Fein and advocates much interest in Irish Lanaguage and Culture. At a Council meeting earlier this year she proposed that the Union go bi-lingual in the form of English and Irish. The meeting did not however meet quorum, partly because members refused to enter the Council chamber in protest.
Jennifer Hill who succeed's Sinead McGuinness has been an active Council member during her time at Queen's and has assocations with the DUA.
Apathy and disinterest from the student body seems to have affected this election with 5 of the 6 positions running practically unconested, be it against RON. Figures for turnout are not yet available but it is predicted to have been poor.