Elections



Cleaning up the system – whose fault is it anyway?

5th May 2022

An exclusive with Kezia Dugdale: Director of the John Smith Centre. Glasgow is amidst another local election cycle. We’ve seen this before. Fanfare, spectacle, the red carpet dusted off to entice you to vote. The usual campaign hullabaloo has once again arrived, but it’s not been hard to detect the cloud of apathy on campus. ...


SRC spring elections: what happened at the sabbatical positions hustings?

1st March 2022

Polling opens at 9am on Wednesday 2 March at 9am for the sabbatical positions within the SRC. The Glasgow Guardian covered hustings for the sabbatical positions on the SRC. These positions are: SRC President (three candidates: Jordan Hunter, Jenna Fraser, Rinna Väre), Vice President Education (two candidates: Micaela Levesque, Miko Mojsiej), Vice President Student Activities ...


SRC spring elections: what happened at the non-sabbatical positions hustings?

1st March 2022

Polling opens at 9am on Wednesday 2 March for the non-sabbatical positions on the SRC. The Glasgow Guardian covered hustings for the non-sabbatical positions on the SRC, none of which saw more than one candidate standing. Positions up for grabs are undergraduate college convenors, school representatives and welfare and equal opportunity officers.  Undergraduate College of ...


New year, new Labour, and the return of Jezza

9th February 2022

It’s no secret that the Labour Party is in a state of crisis, losing support in almost every area it could once call home. The Keir Starmer leadership seems less interested in tackling the Tories than in forcing out any young, left-wing, or working-class members within their ranks. An estimated 200,000 people have left the ...


Nominations open for SRC autumn elections

25th September 2021

Students have the chance to represent fellow students with a variety of positions up for grabs. Nominations for the SRC Autumn Elections are now open until 4 October, with 14 positions available for both undergraduate and postgraduate students to represent their fellow students with a seat on the Student Representative Council (SRC). All students will ...


Glasgow regional list results declared

8th May 2021

Seven candidates have been proportionally elected to represent the Glasgow regional list, including Kelvin candidates Patrick Harvie and Pam Duncan-Glancy. The election results for the Glasgow regional list have been announced. Seven candidates have been elected to represent Glasgow in the Scottish parliament via the Glasgow region.  Scottish Labour has won four seats, the same ...


Glasgow’s new rector announced, voting figures and more

25th April 2021

The Honourable Lady Rita Rae has been voted in Glasgow’s next rector. The Honourable Lady Rita Rae, has been elected as Rector following the election on 21-22 April. The Rector is expected to represent the interests of the student body at meetings of the University Court, which has in recent years been supported by offering ...


Meet your Kelvin candidates

21st April 2021

Want to know what your MSP will do for students? We interviewed the candidates. The 2021 Scottish Parliament election will take place on 6 May. The vote takes place every five years and will be the sixth since the devolution of the Scottish Parliament. As the race tightens, The Glasgow Guardian sits down with the ...


Rector elections to require candidates to be re-nominated

26th March 2021

Rector elections were originally due to take place last year but were postponed due to Covid-19. Last year’s candidates for Rector must refile nomination work if they still wish to run for the position, The Glasgow Guardian can confirm.  Elections were originally meant to be held in 2020 but were postponed due to Covid-19. But ...


Is this Sturgeon’s final fall from grace?

11th March 2021

Dylan Brewerton-Harper explores what the allegations against Nicola Sturgeon mean for the SNP in the run up to May’s Holyrood elections. Watching parts of Nicola Sturgeon’s eight hour questioning by the Scottish parliament on Wednesday, my mind was cast back to the 2015 UK general election. Specifically, to the first televised debate before which members ...