In the running

VOTE From left, Perry Taylor, currently vice-president for welfare and community, who is hoping to become the president, with Thomas Dryland. Picture: Sarah Standing (13713-4768)

VOTE From left, Perry Taylor, currently vice-president for welfare and community, who is hoping to become the president, with Thomas Dryland. Picture: Sarah Standing (13713-4768)

The hustings at Portsmouth College - from left:  David Carpenter (college governor), Gerald Vernon-Jackson (Lib Dems), Ian McCulloch (Green), Steve Fitzgerald (college teacher and chair), Stephen Morgan (Labour), Kevan Chippindall-Higgin (Ukip) and Penny Mordaunt (Cons)   Picture: Heather Eggelton

Parliamentary candidates grilled by students at Portsmouth College debate

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MORE than 6,000 students voted this week to choose their new union representatives.

Students at the University of Portsmouth took to the polls with many dressing up in costume to attract voters.

Perry Taylor and Stephen Vallance were dressed up as Woody from the popular Pixar film Toy Story.

In total, 6,331 students voted between Monday and Thursday.

The six winners will take on the role of president, or become vice-presidents of sports, welfare and community, activities or vice-president education and democracy.

The elections are run annually with students across the city’s campus eligible to stand.

The winners are paid officers at the students’ union, working to represent more than 20,000 students.

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