I’m going to come over all proud now.
Way back in the mists of time – it must have been 2007 or 2008, I can’t remember which, James Harrison was the Liberal Youth representative on the Scottish Party Campaigns and Candidates Committee, in his first year at Glasgow University.
Tonight, he’s been elected as the next SRC President at Glasgow University. I saw him recently at the Equal Marriage when he’d come over with the Glasgow contingent of students. He’s had a sabbatical role this year as VP Learning and Development. He seemed very well suited to the sort of leadership role he’s been entrusted with. He’ll be a fantastic president. He’s run a really strong campaign and he deserves his victory. To get a flavour of what the guy’s about, have a look at this recent interview in the Glasgow Guardian.
I suspect there will be much beer consumed in celebration tonight.
It’s great to see that Liberal Democrat students are winning elections and winning the trust of students again.
It goes to show that despite all that’s been said in the press, the party can still win trust amongst students in Scotland. So next time anyone says students will never trust us again, tell them about James’ victory.
Congratulations to James and I wish him all the best for his year in the top job.