Sinéad Rooney has been elected the auditor of the 102nd session of LawSoc. She defeated fellow candidates Chris Lee and Paul Hutchinson in the election that took place on Wednesday 15th February.

Rooney remarked on Facebook that “life has changed incredibly, and I have never been happier or more excited in my life. I owe an immense amount of gratitude and praise to the people who supported me in the campaign.”

Chris Lee lost out to Rooney by 33 votes but says it’s important not to dwell on that. At this time Lee wants to thank his team, “they were great.”

Paul Hutchinson tells that he enjoyed the campaign, “I can never fully express my gratitude or how humbled I was by all your support and encouragement and kind words. We may not have won but we can be proud of the campaign we fought and how we conducted ourselves.”

On the day of the election there were some upsets regarding the register of electors. It is believed that the details of a large number of students who registered during Freshers’ Week were lost, creating issues with voting. Hutchinson believes that this isn’t something that we should be preoccupied by, “it’s very unfortunate that some members’ details were lost and that the list was very inaccurate but these things happen and I’m not going to dwell on the ‘what ifs’.”

As for now, Rooney has been appointed and is now the official auditor of LawSoc. She thanked the other candidates for raising “the standard of the election” and she stated that she “humbly accepted the position of Auditor … and look forward to the year ahead.”

Peter Hamilton