Monday, February 26Royal Holloway's offical student publication, est. 1986

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SU Elections: Candidates take note
Opinion

SU Elections: Candidates take note

I want to talk about election canvassing. More specifically, Student Union Election canvassing. This year has been my first experience of university elections and I'm so glad that the democratic system of this country has transferred to university. However, the ways in which the candidates tried to gain support leave much to be desired. They were invasive and, at times, slightly juvenile. For a start, I do not want to be stopped on my way to a lecture, sometimes running late, to be told to 'Vote Brian'. I'm not that receptive to the finer details of policy when I'm fresh out of an hour long lecture on Fascism in Modern Europe. And please, don't stand outside my halls with free tea - it's lovely but I'm caffeine-free so you're just in the way. And another thing. Please stop aiming you...