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YUSU Elections 2019: Results are in!

A huge thank you to our amazing candidates and their campaign teams, our wonderful student media groups for all your hard work, and of course to everyone who voted. You all contributed to another record breaking year for YUSU elections:

  • 6140 voters (highest number ever)
  • 37,998 ballots cast
  • 31% turnout
  • 43 candidates running for election 

Check out the full breakdown of voting stats


Meet your new Officers

Full-time Officers (from July 2019)


Samara Jones

Academic Officer

Giang Nguyen

Student Activities Officer

Ollie Martin

Community and Wellbeing Officer

Steph (Effy) Hayle

York Sport President

Maddi Cannell


Part-time Officers (from summer term 2019)

BAME Officers

TBC in a by-election

Disabled Students’ Officer(s)

TBC in a by-election

Environment and Ethics Officer

Merry Dickinson and Mark Matthews

Mature Students’ Officer

Ioana Dumitrescu

LGBTQ Officer

Gem and Matt

Women’s Officer

Ally Smith and Daisy Slate

RAG Officer

Annie Bocock and Sam Meadows

Volunteering Officer

Emily Johnsen

International Students’ Officer

Jessica Rendini and Sorhna Perro

Working Class and Social Mobility Officer

TBC in a by-election



Policy Coordinator

Kelly Balmer

Student Trustees

Josh Mackenzie & Isaac Barnett

Faculty Reps

Felicity Maiden (Sciences), Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities TBC


Check out the full breakdown of the results for each position 

For more narrative on the election check out the Deputy Returning Officer Report 



We will run by-elections (hyperlink) for the following unfilled positions:

  • BAME Officer
  • Disabled Students’ Officer
  • Working Class & Social Mobility Officer
  • Faculty Rep (Social Sciences)
  • Faculty Rep (Arts & Humanities)

Nominations will be open from Monday 4 March (12pm) until Friday 9 March and voting will run from Monday 11 March to Friday 15 March.


Congratulations to all the candidates, we’re looking forward to working with you!