Union breaks record for biggest student election ever

leadership raceEllie Parkes  Thursday 7 March 2013 13.22 GMT


Leeds University Union (LUU) has broken the record for the biggest student election in British history.


Over 10,300 students have voted so far in this year’s LUU Leadership Race, beating last year’s record of 9,616 votes cast, and surpassing the Union’s target of 10,000.


Winners of the elections will be announced at 6pm tomorrow in the Union foyer. Leeds Student will be live blogging the event.


The election to decide who will lead the Union in the next academic year closes today at 4pm.



Top Tweets:


Leeds Liberal Youth @leedslibyouth

Democracy in action: Voting surpassed 10,000! Well done!!


Dan @suchadan

what’s that? beaten last year’s total and set a new record for the number of votes in a student election in the UK? #fancythat #leadluu


Shelley Parry @shelleyparry

@LeedsUniUnion is clearly the best in the country, it has just been proved


Antony Haddley @AntHaddley

It’s a party @LeedsUniUnion. Get down here and be a part of the biggest student election IN HISTORY. #leadluu #proud

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