Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Liberal Youth: Chair election - the result...


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Mohammed Elias Ali - 4 votes
Elaine Bagshaw - 148 votes
Sara Scarlett - 92 votes
RON - 44 votes

I hereby declare that Elaine Bagshaw has been elected Chair at count 1.

8 comments:

Alix said...

Do you have a turnout figure at all? That looks mighty small.

Anonymous said...

That's numerically up on the last two years and the membership is down considerably - so the turnout is proportionally up

Ben Mathis

Liberal Neil said...

It is, apparantly, up a bit on recent years.

Jennie said...

"That's numerically up on the last two years and the membership is down considerably - so the turnout is proportionally up"

That's one of the most worrying sentences I have seen in a long time...

Anonymous said...

Why, Jennie?

Ben M

Jennie said...

Because if the youth wing of the third biggest party in a country of more than 60 million people can only muster 250-odd votes for its leadership election after all the public infighting generated vast amounts of publicity that's really bloody scary.

Anonymous said...

Still, not bad if it is improving.

LY or LDYS has been in the wilderness for the last few years and it is finally pulling itself out.

Anonymous said...

Well it depends, Anon.

There is a small numerical increase in turnout in a decreasing electorate. Assuming most of these are the same individuals, that means LY has a fairly static pool of activists but a rapidly shrinking number of ordinary members.

The same people keep talking but there are fewer and fewer people actually there to listen.

There's a saying about Chiefs and Indians I think.

Ben M