General Election 2017 - Thank You!
To all students who campaigned, organised and attended Hustings, took part in debates, supported walking buses, volunteered at Polling Stations, encouraged their friends to vote and of course turned up on June 8th to vote - a big thank you to you all; this truly was #ourstudentvote
Current SU Campaigns
During Elections lots of big issues get brought into the spotlight; it's a time when promises are made by MP's to join us in campaigning for the changes we want to make. We've reached the end of this Election but we're just beginning the amazing work of the Sheffield Student Manifesto so If you want to get involved in current SU Campaigns or start one of your own find out more here.
What's next for #OurStudentVote ?
Throughout the General Election Sheffield SU was clear about the issues that we want our MP's to prioritise in Parliament. The General Election may be over but the work continues for #ourstudentvote and if you'd like to get involved in campaigning with us for the Sheffield Student Manifesto points on Housing, Mental Health, International Students' Rights, Higher Education and Cost of Living you can find out how on this page or get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
0114 222 8731
General Election Results
The majority of our students live within the constituencies of Sheffield Central and Sheffield Hallam but a full breakdown of results across the country can be found here.
- Sheffield Central saw a turnout of 62% (Increased from 57.4% in 2015)
- Sheffield Central remained a Labour Seat seeing Paul Blomfield elected with 70.9% of the vote
- Sheffield Hallam had a 77.8% voter turnout
- Sheffield Hallam saw Labour candidate and Disability Rights Campaigner Jared O'Mara replace Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg who had previously held the seat for 12 years
- National voter turnout was the highest it's been in 20 years in a General Election at 68.7%
In September 2017 we will be looking to our students to stand in SU Elections for Students' Union Council, National Union of Students' Conference Delegates and the Board of Trustees. In 2016 we saw record numbers of students standing for these positions to represent their friends and fellow students and they have done a phenomenal job acting as the democratic student voice for the past academic year. You can find out more about the positions available and what the roles involved at the 'Make a Change' Page.