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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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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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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