Green activist wins Edinburgh’s student crown

Scottish Green Party activist, Adam Ramsay, has become student president of Edinburgh University, with a sweeping victory over rivals.

Standing with support from Greens, SNP and socialists, Adam took almost half of the votes in a four way contest, easily outstripping candidates who were Labour and Conservative members and an Independent candidate.

Student activists believe that Adam’s vote was one of the highest ever achieved in a student election in the UK.

The results are as follows

Gabe Arafa      First Round: 1070    Second Round: 1226
Harry Cole       First Round: 624     Second Round: 682
Adam Ramsay  First Round: 2271    Second Round: 2476
Nick Ward        First Round: 578     Eliminated