Jonah Craig elected Ents Officer in TCDSU sabbatical officer elections
Dominic McGrath was also elected Editor of the University Times this evening
Jonah Craig and Dominic McGrath are the first elected officers in the Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) sabbatical officer elections.
Craig was elected as Entertainment Officer with 82.1% of the vote. Craig received 2,500 first preference votes, with the option to Re-Open Nominations (RON) receiving 446 votes.
Both races for Ents and University Times Editor were uncontested, with McGrath being the only candidate for Editor for the third year in a row. Turnout for the elections was 17.2%, with 3,120 students voting.
Speaking before the result was announced, Craig said: “I’m a little nervous but looking forward to getting through with the evening. The main thing is, it’s the last step of the campaign, I’ve been with a lot of the other people running and it’s just mainly with them, because it’s going to be close for a lot of the other races so I’m looking forward to it, just a little nervous.”
Meanwhile, McGrath was elected with 2,526 votes, representing 86.8% of the vote. RON received 383 votes, with 144 votes invalid. Speaking to Trinity News before being elected, McGrath said: “I’m very excited, it’s always good to be at the count. I think my vote is going to be the first called so I’m very excited, a little bit nervous, but we’ll see how it goes!”
In polls before the election, Trinity News predicted that both Craig and McGrath would be elected with 85.3% and 86.3% of the vote respectively.
Additional reporting by Oisín Vince Coulter, Aisling Grace, Johnny Byrne, Cathal Kavanagh, Oisin Daly, Dáire O’Driscoll and Niamh Moriarty.