BREAKING GOSS: Prudence Wilkins-Wheat has Withdrawn From the 2019 Board Elections
By Pulp Goss
Though Pulp Goss is more Omniscient Gossip Narrator than actual real life person, Pulp nonetheless acknowledges that editor Madeline Ward is a current member of Grassroots and former SRC Women’s Officer, and that editors Haydn Hickson and Alexander Barnstone have their own political views
Switch Candidate Prudence Wilkins-Wheat has made the decision to withdraw from the USU board elections. Prudence is yet to issue a formal statement on social media, but informed Pulp that she was withdrawing due to “trying family circumstances” and would be assisting fellow Switch candidate Ellie Stephenson in her campaign.
Wilkins-Wheat’s withdrawal comes within 24 hours of the opening of social media campaigning at 12:01 am this morning. Prudence was one of the more experienced candidates running in this year’s election, with an impressive resume of participation in student activism and activities including a seat on SRC council and executive positions in a number of USU clubs and societies.
The total number of candidates now amounts to 9, who will be vying for the 6 positions available on board. Those amongst you that have friends in the game of student politics likely awoke to a number of facebook notifications this morning, with most candidates launching their pages in the wee hours of Saturday morning. Physical campaigning begins on Monday the 6th of May, with elections held on the 13th, 14th and 15th. We’ll be joining our friends from Honi Soit and the USU on Wednesday the 8th of May at Manning for the Election Soapbox from 12:45.