Just a week after elections results night, Michael de Vletter (pictured above, left) has stood down as Education Officer-Elect, having received a superior job offer which couldn’t be deferred.
De Vletter, who was the only candidate for Education Officer, stated “I had always thought that if it was between the job and Education, I would always take Education. I thought that right up until my phone rang saying I was successful (in the job application), and as soon as you hear those words, everything changes.”
“I hope people run in the by-election, and I look forward to seeing the results”, he said.
A by-election was already set to take place as there were no candidates for the position of Black and Minority Ethnic Officer, and nominations will be opening for both positions soon. “It’s always a massive shame when you lose an Exec Officer-elect”, Democracy and Communications Officer George Wright said, “but there will hopefully be a successful by-election with multiple candidates.”