Simon Murphy has won the position of Activities Officer, after an epic contest in which he faced strong opposition from Ebba Wiberg, Gareth Whittaker and Hannah Turck.
Simon ‘Smurf’ Murphy led a successful campaign and established a high profile over the last two weeks, with his campaign team a constant presence outside of Hallward library. Aside from this, candidates will not have failed to notice the presence of a crack squadron of ‘Smurfs’ on many of the Elections Nights in Ocean and Crisis. He has stated he would like to improve the integration and accessibility of societies and has pledged to provide more space and storage to clubs and societies.
There is some ambiguity over his plans to ensure that the Summer Party stays “student-centred”; arguably the end-of-year festival has always been just that. He made an attempt to dispel this ambiguity at Question Time sessions, saying that he will encourage “market research and make sure you see who you want to see”. Simon told Impact that he was going to make the Summer Party ”bigger and better”.
Overall, Murphy has proven himself to be a passionate candidate; hopefully he will be able to inject this into his role as Activities Officer.