Noor Khan was elected as Penrhyn Road Officer on Friday with a majority 723 votes, amid much controversy around his reinstatement in office. Khan, 32, who ran as Vice President for Learning and Teaching over the 2014/15 period was nominated from the votes which ran between 9-13 March.
“Disgust and disturbance”
Adam Perry, 19, said: “I am registering my disgust and disturbance at the fact that a known cyber bully is representing our union, and our union has done nothing to safeguard [sic] its members. Hence why I have no confidence in the union to represent me and other students.”
The results, which were released at 5.30pm on Friday 13 March at Space Bar, were clouded over by controversy, including the accusations of current officers Naveena and Noor as bullies and the outcry against nominee Ross Taylor’s UKIP membership. Prior to the results, Taylor revoked his UKIP membership after disagreeing with policies on anti-immigration legislation. The candidates for the Penryhn Road appointment were Tom “Popeye” Whitewood, Elaha Walizadeh, Laura Tucker, Ross Taylor, Hamsa Mohamed Sharif, Cherry Nabina Mitra, Oliver Giles-Day and the successful Noor Khan.
“Our union is not a union”
John Carney, 22, Buddhist Society leader said: “A union’s place is to represent and stronghold the welfare of it’s members. Our union does not do this. Our union is not a union.” At the other Kingston campuses, Erin Miskell was voted as Knights Park Officer, Aika Bugibayeva for Kingston Hill and Lily Reif as Roehampton Vale Officer.