Gabriella Sutton has been elected as the new Social Policy Commissioner for KSU, winning against competing candidate Dario Cacopardo.
Sutton was elected following a KPS (Social Policy Commission) Meeting held this evening, during which both candidates presented their manifest and proposals. Those who attended on behalf of their respective student organisations had to their power one vote per organisation.
Sutton won the election with 22 votes, against Cacopardo’s total of 17 votes. She will be working hand in hand with the already elected KSU Social Policy Officer Celine Talbot. A total of 39 organisations voted.
According to the KSU website, KPS governs the political, social and economic spheres of human interaction, issuing policies to guide decisions and achieve a desired outcome.
Sutton is reading for a BSc in Applied Biomedical Science. She occupied the role of External Relations Manager within AIESEC Malta, before moving on to MHSA as International Officer and then Secretary General. She is also serving as a student representative for the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Speaking to Insite ahead of today’s election, Sutton stated that KPS is the best platform and support system for student organisations to reach out to in terms of student affairs.
“KPS is the best platform for me to continue fighting for student organisations”, she stated. “I have always made it my duty to act as a support system for as many organisations as possible, by being physically present and lending a hand”.
Sutton is proposing a number of interesting initiatives, which she will now be held accountable to carrying out during her candidature, including a proper recycling system for students and student organisations, as well as a flexible undergraduate employment programme.
This now means that all individuals making up KSU have now been elected and will be going through an inevitably gruelling handover period, with Sutton joining the new KE Commissioner Jacob Portelli and the other 11 elected candidates who had contested for KSU on the SDM ticket.