Investigation: Local council hustings reviewed

first_imgHustings for City councillor candidates were held prior to OUSU Council on Wednesday of 1st Week in Magdalen College Auditorium. There were candidates present representing the Conservatives, the Greens, Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Monster Raving Loony Party.Four out of the five candidates on the panel had either studied at, or are currently studying at Oxford. Of those currently studying at Oxford, Aled Jones is running in Holywell Ward representing Labour, while Maryam Ahmed is as a Conservative running in Carfax Ward.The husts were characterised by consensus, with candidates being quick to agree with the people who asked questions, making it somewhat difficult to distinguish between them. Oxford Covered Market, the County Council’s homelessness cuts and the City Council’s policies affecting student housing in Oxford were all discussed, as well as the Mad Hatter revealing his unorthodox policy for everyone to marry a foreigner within the year.In response to one question, all candidates, except for The Mad Hatter, were willing to identify as feminists.In summary, the panel appeared to largely agree, with all candidates expressing progressive political positions.The full C+ investigation can be found here.last_img read more

Usain Bolt reiterates desire to move into football

first_imgOlympic legend Usain Bolt has reiterated his desire to move into football once his athletics career is over.The Jamaican two time Olympic champion and world record holder at 100m and 200m is a famous Manchester United supporter, previously claiming he wanted a trial at Old Trafford.Sir Alex Ferguson even suggested Bolt could play for his side in a charity match against Real Madrid legends next year, as he had been to the training complex at Carrington to help Cristiano Ronaldo with sprinting while the Portuguese superstar was still at United.Bolt’s intention to try a career in football was treated almost jokingly, but he remained serious about the ambition when answering questions at a press conference recently.“I want to try football; at the end of my career it would be something I would love to try because I think I’d be good at it,” he is quoted as saying by Reuters.“I’ve played charity matches in Jamaica and I’ve done well. I think it’s something I’d like to try definitely.” Bolt has visited Old Trafford on a number of occasions and received a signed shirt with ‘Bolt 9.58’ printed on the back.Speaking to the crowd at halt-time of Manchester United’s victory over Fulham last season, Bolt told the Old Trafford crowd to try and persuade Ferguson to sign him.While this was not exactly a serious request, it seems Bolt is not ready to change course and is determined to try his hand at the beautiful game.last_img read more