Tag : votes

Leadership Race turnout decreases

2 years ago / 0 comments

This year’s elections saw fewer students voting than last year. A total of 6561 voted in this year’s Leadership Race, a decrease from last year’s turnout of 7744. Students have been voting since Monday to elect their new Student Exec and Gryphon editor, with LUU bringing in incentivisation on the … Read More

News | Labour maintains stronghold in student areas

5 years ago / 0 comments

Labour candidates have won in local elections in the wards of Hyde Park & Woodhouse and Headingley. Javaid Akhtar, who already held the seat in the Hyde Park & Woodhouse ward was re-elected, beating first year student and Conservative candidate Edward Hardy. Speaking to LS after the result Mr Akhtar said: “My … Read More

Comment | The Case for Votes at 16

5 years ago / 0 comments

With Ed Miliband’s call to lower the voting age to 16, and this summer’s announcement that 16 and 17 year olds living in Scotland will be able to cast their vote in the independence referendum, you don’t have to look far to see that the civil rights of young people … Read More

Police boss wins with zero votes

6 years ago / 0 comments

23.11.12 Students have given the thumbs down to Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) as turnout in one student area was zero per cent. At the polling station situated in Bodington Hall, where 1, 055 eligible voters were on the electoral list to vote, not one person visited the polling station, … Read More