Friday, May 21, 2010

Liberal Youth: four Vice Chairs, there’s only four Vice Chairs…

Strangely, when sung to the tune of “Guantanamera”, that just doesn’t quite scan. On the other hand, “Guantanamera” is apparently a Cuban patriotic song, one of the things that I have learned today. But I digress.

It’s been a long road to get here, as I’ve already noted. With a membership that appears to be quite hard to pin down, there are issues about whether or not people who think that they are members have received a calling notice. Of course, one needs to bear in mind that, without a birthdate on the membership record, Membership Services can’t inform Liberal Youth that you qualify for automatic membership…

However, subject to confirmation, and with the usual caveats (I am clarifying the position of at least one potential candidate at the moment), the list of nominees is as follows;

Vice Chair Campaigns
  • Haider Ali
  • Jack Cartwright
  • Matthew Folker
  • Elizabeth Gawen
  • Chris Wiggin

Vice Chair Communications
  • Elizabeth Gawen
  • Charlotte Henry
  • Jonathan LeVan-Gilroy
  • Chris Richards

Vice Chair Finance
  • Damien Shannon
  • Tom Wood

Vice Chair Membership Development
  • Robson Brown and Ed Sanderson (jobshare)
  • Kieren Moss
  • Rosie Rutter
  • Andrew Wilson


Thomas said...

Hi Mark,

I believe Lizzie Gawen is running for Campaigns. She certainly has a Facebook group to that effect.

However, if I have this wrong, please accept my apologies.


Mark Valladares said...


Many thanks for that correction. That will teach me to try and do this at 2 a.m. instead of at some sensible time...

Richard Gadsden said...

You poor, poor, poor man.

I never had that many candidates to deal with. Have you got a contested GEM election too?

If so, and you want some help, do let me know.

C Leslie said...


Matt Folker isn't standing for VC Campaigns.

Great job putting this together, we all appreciate your hard work over these periods.

Mark Valladares said...


Funnily enough, I've just received a telephone call confirming that... Correction to follow...

Robson said...

Are you sure you've had nothing from Rosie Rutter, running for Membership Development according to Facebook?

Mark Valladares said...


Am checking my e-mail. But I don't think so...

Mark Valladares said...


*hysterical laughter*

GEMs uncontested? I should be so lucky... stayed tuned for the next adventure...