Michael Chessum, Aaron Keily and Mark Bergfeld, unsuccessful candidates for officer roles have all been elected on to the Block of 15. The left-wing threesome all ran for officer roles as well as Block of 15 positions as a back-up as National Conference has not elected an openly far-left officer for a while for one of the main officer roles. Mark Bergfeld got through in the first round of votes, with many delegates at conference being very vocal about the need for Mark’s politcs and experience in activism somewhere in NUS if not in the presidential role. Michael Chessum and Aaron Keily’s wins were not quite as secure, winning only in the final round.
All three “Trots” fell victim to the post-conference fake twitter drollery, under the names of @MichlolChessum @Aaron_Keilol and the original @MarkBanterfeld.