Isobel Ford’s proposer Alicia Myers has cited “using social media” as a “really important” tool for the campaigning period in the Executive Elections after candidates were officially announced this evening.
Ford, who will be running under the name Izzy Rascal, is attempting to succeed Georgie Court as Vice President for Welfare and Diversity but faces competition from Maz Haider and Dave Tingle.
Myers went on to explain:
“Obviously with the budget restrictions, online is going to be massively important. And to get out there and talk to as many people as you can, a lot of door knocking, a lot of face to face interaction, because I think that’s important particularly when running for welfare and diversity.
“Actually speaking to people because you’re going to be responsible for their welfare so its nice to go, check on them, see how they are, see what issues they have.”
Despite a lot of media attention so far for her competitors Haider and Tingle, Ford has remained relatively quiet in the build up to Elections despite numerous approaches from The Epinal.
“It’s the most contested position, a lot of the manifestos have been torn down online at the moment, she [Ford] just wants to make sure her manifesto is really strong and covers everything; that’s what people see and what they’re going to hear throughout the entire campaign, maintaining consistency.”
Campaigning officially started tonight after the candidates were officially revealed in Piazza by current VP Democracy and Communications Ali Cole. Campaigning will run until Wednesday February 27.