Thomas Rogers, originally a joke candidate running for every one of the Sabbatical Officer positions, has announced that he plans to focus on running a serious campaign for the position of VP Student Communities.
Rogers plans to withdraw his nomination for the other six positions, and offered this statement today with regards to his decision:
“Over the past week many students have come to me thanking me for ensuring that Oli Coles did not run unopposed for VP Communities. After discussion with these students, friends and colleges and the feedback I received from yesterdays debate, I discovered that they were disillusioned with Oli’s record in office and thought there ought to be a genuine challenge to his position.
With this in mind, I have decided to run a serious campaign for the VP Communities role and as such will be dropping out of all other Sabbatical elections to focus on this one campaign.”
Having provided a joke manifesto for his initial nomination, Rogers has uploaded a new, serious manifesto to the Facebook page for his campaign. Following yesterday’s VP Student Communities debate, Rogers had 84% of the vote as opposed to the 16% held by current sabbatical Oli Coles in a poll conducted here.