Ask @tommy5d:

What's a "special occasion"?

What an unusual question. Oh, actually, I've just realised this is related to the previous pants answer, you can see how it appeared to be quite weird as a stand-alone question.
I dunno, I've not gone commando for years, it just seemed like a good answer. Maybe I've become tamed by the world of pants or perhaps there's just not been an occasion special enough?

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Are you pleased there's two other tickets in the finance officer election?

Yeah, I'm a big advocate of competition. Of course, it would have been lovely to have been able to run uncontested but it's important we push people and having others run achieves that.
It also brings out more ideas along the way and then if I do win I can steal the best ones and claim that I had been thinking of them all along.

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You mentioned fund-raising in your last question - do you have a fund raising strategy? Also should finance officer be split off from fundraising and have two separate roles?

No, I don't have a specific strategy yet. This is something that I'll work on soon/if I get the role (although I'm still happy to help out if I don't).
Yes, there probably should be a separate fundraising position in the future, there seems to be no real harm in having one and if it brings in more money then that's a massive positive.

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Why do you want to be finance officer? and what are you priorities?

Andrew Emmerson
I'm always quite uncomfortable standing for election, there's no real vanity about wanting to be "the winner" on my part, it just happens that you have to win these popularity contests in order to actually help out and make a real difference. I feel that Finance Officer needs somebody competent in the role and I'm pretty confident that I can do a good job of it.
I have a lot of priorities but my top issue is making sure LY is on a sound financial footing and that any possible future financial changes won't cripple what we do. Some of that will inevitably come from tightening some budgets to ensure there's better leeway in the future but hopefully the bulk can come from better targeted fundraising.

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