SUSU Spring Elections Exit Poll: The Results


After two weeks of Facebook pages, insightful interviews and eating our body weight in SUSU’s free doughnuts, the Spring Elections madness has come to an end (at least, until Monday when nominations for the Academic Elections open). 

The polls have closed and Election Night Live just a few mere hours away. Whilst our exit poll results have a track record of predicting some results in advance, only time will tell whether these results will indicate your new Sabbatical Team of 2020.

So, without further ado, here is who the students told Wessex Scene they’d like to see win the elections.

Union President

Although current VP Sports Olivia Reed is (as expected) ahead of the race, protest candidate Kendall Field-Pellow is, surprisingly, not that far behind her.

This is probably the best performance of a protest/joke candidate we’ve seen in years, but will he really beat Olivia to victory?

If he does, what then? And with a protest candidate getting the second-highest voter share, what does this tell us about the students’ relationship with SUSU?

VP Sports

With a harder line of welfare issues and the introduction of WIDE training, this has undoubtedly been a year of change and reflection for sports societies. So, how are they responding to that?

At the moment it seems that Samuel Tweedle is inching ahead as first choice to win the election. Zumba President and fellow candidate Kiera Spencer Hayles isn’t too far behind in what seems to be the most marginal role in this years’ Spring Elections. Who will be our VP Sports-Elect ahead of Varsity next weekend?

VP Activities

Historically, sabbatical officers who re-run for their position are almost guaranteed to win. Judging by this poll, it seems that this tradition will continue, with current VP Activities Fiona Sunderland seeming set to go into her second year in the role.

But still, society veteran Corin Holloway is by no means an outsider and clearly has a lot of support (including endorsements by societies like RAG) behind him – have his memes won over the student body?

VP Welfare & Community

For Women of Colour Society (WOCSOC) Vice President Nicole Akuezumba, this election is a clear path to victory, with her racing ahead of the voter shares.

But, as we know from previous years, a curveball or two always happens on Election Night; so Kayleigh Littlemore may still end up cinching the role.

Wessex Scene will be live-blogging Election Night Live on our website and social media from 8pm. To find out who wins and whether our polls predicted right, be sure to keep an eye out for that!

More articles in SUSU Spring Elections 2020
  1. Student Candidate Spotlight: Sites Officers & Trustees
  2. Student Candidate Spotlight: Academic Officers
  3. VP Activities Candidate Interview with Corin Holloway
  4. VP Activities Candidate Interview with Fiona Sunderland
  5. Student Candidate Spotlight: Liberation and Student Life Officers
  6. SUSU Spring Elections Exit Poll
  7. Student Candidate Spotlight: Creative Industries
  8. VP Sports Candidate Interview with Kiera Spencer-Hayles
  9. VP Sports Candidate Interview with Luke Jefferies
  10. VP Welfare and Community Candidate Interview with Nicole Akuezumba
  11. VP Sports Candidate Interview with Samuel Tweedle
  12. VP Welfare and Community Candidate Interview with Kayleigh Littlemore
  13. Union President Candidate Interview with Olivia Reed
  14. Union President Candidate Interview with Kendall Field-Pellow
  15. Rumour Has It… 2020 Union Elections Rumoured Sabbatical Officer Candidates
  16. SUSU Spring Elections Exit Poll: The Results
  17. Election Night Live 2020 Liveblog
  18. SUSU Spring Elections: Sabbatical Officer Winners & Voting Breakdown
  19. SUSU Spring Elections: Student Officer Winners
  20. Remaining Sabbatical Officer Positions Filled in Academic Elections
  21. Confirmed Candidates for Previously Unfilled Positions in SUSU’s 2020 Spring Elections
  22. Confirmed Candidates for SUSU’s 2020 Spring Elections

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