Five candidates were left at a disadvantage this morning after their promotional material arrived after those of their competitors.

The affected candidates were Sophia D’Angelico and Shaun Coston, both running for VP Education, Beckie Thomas, running for VP Welfare, Katie Lightowler, running for VP Sports Development, and Henry Pearson, running for Union President.

The promotional material was supposed to arrive for every candidate at midday, but those affected were left waiting for up to an hour for theirs to arrive. During that time their competitors were able to put up their material unheeded.

Deputy Returning Officer David Martin said:

“Unfortunately, we didn’t get the service that we expected from one of our suppliers, which then led to delays in us receiving the posters. This included a few inaccuracies with the number of posters received, and therefore some candidates missed out. As soon as we realised this we rectified the matter immediately by printing the posters in house. We apologise sincerely to those candidates affected.”

More articles in SUSU Elections 2014
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  2. VP Education Debate: Summary
  3. VP Engagement Debate: Summary
  4. Union President Candidate Withdraws from Elections
  5. VP Democracy & Creative Industries Debate: Summary
  6. VP Welfare Debate: Summary
  7. VP Communities Debate: Summary
  8. VP Sports Debate: Summary
  9. Union President Debate Liveblog 2014
  10. Second Union President Candidate Withdraws
  11. Elections Candidates Disadvantaged After Posters Arrive Late
  12. ‘Joke’ Elections Candidate Gets Serious
  13. A Quick Guide to Your VP Education Candidates
  14. A Quick Guide to Your VP Engagement Candidates
  15. VP Sports Development Candidate Withdraws
  16. A Quick Guide to Your VP Democracy and Creative Industries Candidates
  17. A Quick Guide to Your VP Sport Candidates
  18. Campaigning During SUSU Elections: The Guide
  19. A Quick Guide to Your VP Welfare Candidates
  20. Why Are You Reducing Me to a Sexual Object?: One Candidate’s Experience of Elections
  21. A Quick Guide to Your VP Student Communities Candidates
  22. A Quick Guide to Your Presidential Candidates
  23. Exit Polls: SUSU Elections 2014
  24. Nightline Officer Candidate Victim of Email Spoof
  25. Why Vote?
  26. Elections Night 2014 Liveblog
  27. Candidate Live Interviews 2014
  28. Elections 2014: Sabbatical Winners Interviews
  29. Candidates Announced For VP Student Communities By-Election
  30. Anjit Aulakh Elected as VP Student Communities


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  • Adam

    Always seems to me that there is never enough time during the elections – everything is so rushed!

    I know there are so many constraints on the elections, but it is a shame the nominations can all be done and dusted a lot earlier (start of Jan?), so that it doesn’t seem like a whirlwind rolling through campus.



    The prevailing opinion is that elections and campaigning should take up less time, not more.


  • Andrew

    In the grand scheme of things, does it really make that big a difference? They will still be up for a whole week when voting actually opens.