Michael Black was elected Union president today after receiving 100 more votes than the second candidate, Owen Holland.

In the by-election, prompted by David Leigh's surprise standing down last week, Black gained 157 votes.

Black has previously served as head of press for the Union and treasurer-elect, and was nominated by other officers – this placed him in contrast to Rumen Cholakov and Owen Holland, who both ran on broadly anti-Union platforms.

The new president, who promised in his manifesto to look into reforming the constitution, was previously elected to serve as treasurer for the coming term, meaning that elections were also held for this role.

In an uncontested election for the position, Lily Shaw beat RON to treasurer, gaining 176 votes, 130 more than RON.