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Multiple candidates have been disqualified from the Students’ Union leadership race, mere hours before the results are expected to be announced. It is currently unknown who the candidates are, and representatives from The Students’ Union were not immediately available for comment.
A statement posted on the SU website reads:
The Leadership Race at The Students’ Union at UWE operates in a fair and democratic manner, where all candidates are governed by a clear set of policies, procedures, protocols and election rules.
Unfortunately, this year the election rules have been breached by multiple candidates, resulting in The Students’ Union at UWE taking the difficult decision to disqualify these candidates from this year’s Leadership Race.
Appeals were submitted by the majority of the candidates in question, however, the majority of appeals were not upheld by an independent external Returning Officer.
Regrettably, this means that any votes cast for these candidates will now not be eligible for consideration. As The Students’ Union uses the single transferable voting system, we would like to reassure any affected students that their next preferences will be taken into account.
For any queries please contact email@example.com.The Students’ Union at UWE
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