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January 30, 2006

Your take on the candidates?

Union elections….....I don't know how democratic the union is going to be in the future, but leaving all the issues aside , this is my take on the presidential candidates .

Ammiel Worcester (can't spell it sorry) – In Hustings was generally unable to express much. I like the fact that he is going for it as a Fresher and is willing to do it along with his degree, but in reality it wont work and I dont rate his chances that highly. His policies are ok, I dont see why we need to introduce one pound shots – its certainly not in keeping with the welfare policy of the union! All in all…..ok

Bill Rees – I like some of his policies the most. He says he is conservative, sticks to it and that takes courage in an anti-conservative uni. How effective will he be? I dont think that effective, although judged only on some policies his are different.

Brian Duggan – The best current Sabb by miles. He has actually achieved a lot this year including publsihing early timetables and worked on library issues, so I dont doubt his commitment or capabilities. However I think he is mistaken in thinking that we can build a better campus, provide more facilities etc. by not charging tuition fees. None the less he is capable.

Faraz Shibli – Vote for chips…...strange slogan, I really dont get it. Decent policies, decent speech and has inititative. His ideas are noble but in all fairness difficult to implement as presidents dont really have time to stay in the union all day for others to ask them questions.

Georde Brown – not too sure, did not hear him speak at hustings nor have I seen him campaign. I dont agree with his policy on taking a stance on everything, his manifesto was hard to understand

Tom Wood – His campaigning has been superb!!!! I have seen no one work half as hard as him and so enthusiastically as well! He is also a great guy who answers all questions with thought and certainty.I may not gree with his personal study , or his policy on fees, but judging by how hard he has worked on this campaign he certainly has my vote for now….
Sorry dont know much about the other 2 candidates.

Yes so as of now its a battle between Brian and Tom for me, both are really good candidates and either should make good presidents.
What do you guys think?


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