Union hacks clash over electoral malpractice

Seven electoral tribunals have been launched amidst accusations of rule breaking in the aftermath of last Friday’s Union elections. The allegations of electoral malpractice, with two leveled at candidates for President, are the first since 2011 which will be heard in front of a tribunal panel. Unsuccessful Presidential candidate Sunny Jain has been accused of publicly soliciting votes, campaigning in […]

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UPDATED: Union President Ben Sullivan bailed without charge

UPDATED – 20.05: Sullivan has been released on bail until 18th June. He was not charged. Oxford Union President Ben Sullivan has been arrested on suspicion of rape and attempted rape. The 21-year-old History and Politics student was arrested and taken to a local police station for questioning early this morning. Christ Church confirmed that […]

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Banerjee elected Union President

Mayank Banerjee has been elected President of the Oxford Union in a record-turnout election. Banerjee, a second year at St John’s, defeated Trinitarian Crawford Jamieson by 265 votes. The contest was the first opposed presidential election in over a year. Also elected was Lisa Wehden, Worcester, who defeated Rupert Cunningham, Christ Church, 823 to 349 […]

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Rising resignations from “stressful” Union

The Oxford Union has just seen its third resignation from committee in two terms, with some suggesting that the society’s elections have recently seen a rise in “pain and stress”. Toby Fuller, who had been elected to Standing Committee in the elections held in seventh week last term, has since stood down from his position. […]

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Three hospitalised after falling debris at Varsity party

It has emerged that three students were hospitalised and a number of others injured during the final night party of Varsity Trip this year. Toward the end of the Oxbridge party, held on Thursday the 12th of December, material fell from the ceiling of the Tignespace venue. There were no serious injuries, although three partygoers […]

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Queen’s sports committee told to balance genders

The Queen’s College JCR and Governing Body have demanded that the college’s predominately male sports committee become more inclusive and democratic. The Amalgamated Sports Committee, known as Amalgers, has been criticised for lacking gender balance. JCR President Alfred Burton described Amalgers as “having a history of excluding women”. Lacrosse Captain Rebecca Shutt concurred, saying that […]

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