Jordan Kenny reelected as Students’ Union President

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Jordan Kenny has won his bid for reelection as Students’ Union President in a landslide victory. 

The vote went through to the fifth round, beating Ben Jessup – current Sports Officer – by just over 600 votes.

Jordan Kenny

Jordan Kenny will now run a second term as Students’ Union President.

On his victory, Mr Kenny told bathimpact: “I am delighted to have been chosen to represent the student body for another year.”

“Now, along with my new team, we can look forward to the challenges ahead, ensuring that student voices continue to be heard at University, locally and nationally, ensuring the greatest experience for everyone studying at Bath.”

The other results saw Wadzi Pasipmire take the role of Activites Officer, Holly Clemens as Sports Officer, Lucy Woodcock as Education Officer and Matt Humberstone as Community Officer.

By winning the role of Activities Officer, Wadzi Pasipamire has become the first black, female Officer in the Students’ Union history.

In total, 28.8% students voted in the election to choose the SU Officers, however there were clear discrepancies between undergrad and postgrad turnout. Whilst 37.9% of undergrads voted, a lacklustre 4.1% of postgrads took part in the vote.

The number of votes cast represented the largest number in the Students’ Union history at 4,589. However, in terms of percentage, it was slightly lower than last year given the increase in students.

By gaining this turnout, the University of Bath Students’ Union has beaten a light-hearted competition with Bath Spa University Students’ Union, who only managed a turnout of 27.8%.

The current Students’ Union Officers will continue in their role until the end of the current academic year, with handover taking place in the meantime.

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Benjamin is the former Deputy Editor-in-Chief of bathimpact and covers stories on University of Bath, University of Bath Students’ Union, Bath politics and student issues

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