After what can only be described as one of the easiest runs to the Presidency in SU Election History, Alex Corck-Adelman has, unsurprisingly, been elected as the Students’ Union President for 2011-12.
Corck-Adelman ran a strong campaign throughout, though his fellow candidate Ngoc Tran failed to run a campaign that gained much credibility with the electorate. Despite an intial challenge from former Karni Director Sam O’Flaherty, this never became an impediment to Corck-Adelman’s campaign, mostly due to O’Flaherty’s lack of attendance at Candidate Question Times, and subsequent resignation over grievances filed against his manner of campaigning. Abundant rumours that Charlie Sheen had entered the Presidential Race proved incorrect, paving the way for Corck-Adelman’s victory.
Corck-Adelman’s campaign was easy to spot around campus with his distinctive ‘Tesco’ style branding and his slogan “Every little Vote helps”.
Corck-Adelman will now have a mammoth task on his hands, and will have an ambitious set of manifesto pledges to implement, such as a ‘London style bike scheme’ and a ‘Campus Card’ system, which he hopes will allow students to have discounts on bus services and goods on campus. He has also promised to ensure the University provide a commitment to extending its bursary schemes.
Speaking to Impact, Corck-Adelman said, “I’m excited, happy and ecstatic. I wouldn’t have been able to to do this without my campaign team”.