The eagerly anticipated Vanbrugh election results were announced on Friday evening at the college’s Christmas event, revealing the new committee for 2010-2011.
Out-going vice chairs Stephanie Northcott and Anne Ly announced the outcome of a week of voting to a packed hall of students, who were dressed in various Christmas-themed outfits for the event.
All positions on the JCRC, ranging from welfare to bar representatives, were declared, culminating with the chair election result at 12.30am. After some confusion, the result was clarified and Kallum Taylor, who had donned a Batman outfit for the evening, was revealed as the new chair of Vanbrugh, defeating Christ West by almost 200 votes.
Speaking to The Yorker about the results, Taylor said “things became pretty mental and all I could see and hear was a swarm of hands and people running towards me.”
“I really enjoyed the campaign, hitting each housing block at least 3 times and banging on about policies, and I felt that the plan to make it fun, with the whole 'Special K' idea really did work” he added.
Taylor admitted that “it's still not really sunk in now as it's so humbling to be receiving such a strong mandate” but he is determined to get straight to the task in hand. With two weeks before the end of term, his priorities are to “get the most out of my handover with the former chair and also to get to know the new team, so come term 2 we can hit the ground running.”
The new committee members for Vanbrugh JCRC 2010-2011 are:Chair: Kallum Taylor
Vice Chairs: Sajni Shah & Laura Trewick
Secretary: Millie Newman
Treasurer: Sebastian Knight
Ordinary Members: Sara Sells, Pippa Henstock, Jamie Beckett
Merchandise Rep: Alexander Boyall
Disabilities & Access Rep: Kataya McKeever-Willis
Environment & Campaigns Rep: Stephen Startup
Equipment Rep: Simon Fenton
Web Masters: David Lindley, Ivaylo Hristakiev
Sponsorship: Damian Allinson, Nathan Marks, Ray Mahmood
RAG Reps: Erin Cork, Kate Elliot
Block Reps: Eric Milner White A - Sophie Easterby-Smith
Press & Publicity Reps: Emily Snape, Becky Rogers
Sports Reps: Abi Barber-Henrie, David Potter, Megan Phillips, Paul O'Beirne
Bar Reps: Ben Rodin, Rose Graves, Lewis Chandler, Micky Nolan
Ents Reps: Yemi Nathan, Charlotte Ferris, Nam Shatil, Emily Heggadon, Lydia Flower, Scott Skelton
LGBT Welfare Rep: Matthew Lecznar
Male Welfare Rep: Nick Hall
Female Welfare Rep: Hannah Wigley