Essex SU Leadership Race in full swing

Candidate’s banners in the University Squares. Photo: HK Norman

The University of Essex Student’s Union leadership race is in full swing, with mental health as the main issue.

All leadership positions are up for election, including the Presidency and VP positions, with many vying for the jobs of VP Welfare and VP Services.

There are two candidates running for SU President. Tancrede Chartier, the incumbent VP Services & Communications, and Lewis Brown, a self-described “joke candidate”, and two for VP Education, the incumbent Ed Walker and LL.M student Ruari Hipkin. VP Welfare & Communities is a hotly contested position, with LGBQ+ officer Taran Baragwanath touted as the frontrunner.

We conducted interviews with various candidates, which can be listened to below;


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