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Samara Jones wins YUSU President role in 2019 Officer Elections

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Samara Jones has become President of the University of York Students’ Union for the 2019/2020 academic year.

Samara Jones has won the 2019 YUSU President election against Rohail Karim, Flavio Sansa, Christopher Oldnall, Nayomi Karthigesu, Tim Nguyen, Connor Drake, Anna Spowage and Chris Small. In second place was Chris Small followed by Tim Nguyen.


Academic Officer was taken by Giang Nguyen

Activities Officer was taken by Ollie Martin

Community and Wellbeing was won by Steph (Effy) Hayle

York Sport was taken by Maddi Cannell


Full results listing

Black Asian Minority (BAME) Officer: No candidates 

Disabled Students’ Officer: No candidates 

Environment & Ethics Officers: Merry Dickinson and Mark Matthews

International Officers:  Jessica Rendini and Sorhna Perrot

LGBTQ Officer: Gem and Matt

Mature Students’ Officer: Ioana Dumitrescu

RAG (Raising and Giving) Officer: Annie Bocock and Sam Meadows

Volunteering Officer: Emily Johnsen

Womens’ Officers: Ally Smith and Daisy Slate

Working Class & Social mobility Officer: No candidates 


Non Officer Positions

Faculty Rep Sciences: Felicity Maiden

Faculty Rep Arts & Humanities: No candidates 

Policy Coordinator: Kelly Balmer

Student Trustees:  Isaac Barnett and Josh Mackenzie


This year’s YUSU elections saw a voter turnout of 31%, with 37,998 ballots cast and 6,140 voters. Voter turnout by college was highest among James, Langwith and Alcuin College. Congratulations to all candidates elected!