Student Union Election Results
The University of Westminster Student Union 2015 election came to an end yesterday evening, with Jim Hirschman claiming the Presidential position.
Other winners included Otis Kirby-Dunkley as Harrow campus VP, Salsabil Al-Siri for VP Marylebone and a re-election for Cavendish VP Usman Mahmood.
However the results for VP of Regents Street have been postponed, following allegations of harassment and intimidation between candidates.
As announced earlier on tonight, the result for VP Regent & LTS has been delayed pending investigations More info: http://t.co/xcTcqE12UN — Westminster Uni SU (@WestminsterSU) February 26, 2015
Hirschman, taking European Legal Studies, has been an active member of the University for the past three years. His manifesto included promises to introduce more talks from alumni and overall improvement of the SU. Aiding his campaign was the criticisms of the amount of promises made by Jim’s competitor Ash Chetri.
@Smoke_Radio ash has 29 points on his manifesto, is it feasible to put all these points into action? Will there be enough time? #UWSUVote — Sadia Jesmin Zaman (@Sadia_Jesmin) February 19, 2015
The new VP For Harrow, Otis Kirby-Dunkley, included in his manifesto plans to keep the SU campus shop open 24 hours, extend the reach and approachability of the SU and refurbish the lavatory’s in the SU bar.
Usman Mahmood was re-elected for his position of VP of Cavendish, proving people were satisfied with his first year of work. His main focus is increasing employability of students.
He also aims to introduce a social space for the campus, improve the library’s noise levels and improve the service of the cash machine on campus.
The new VP of Marylebone campus, Salsabil-Al-Siri, hopes to improve a variety of aspects at the campus. These vary from improved disability access, a new social area and alternative foods for vegetarian and religious reasons among many other things.
Whilst the full voting information is yet to be released, it was confirmed that voting turnout was only 13.7%.
The results to the Regents St election are under investigation until March 10th.