Boundary Commission reveals draft changes for Oxford electoral boundaries

Image Credit: Newprogressive, Mtcv, OpenStreetMap contributors The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has recently revealed its draft plans for changes to council wards in Oxfordshire. The plans come as part of a wider review of electoral boundaries across the country, which aim to ensure that all areas of the country are equally represented. The Head of […]

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Polls open for OUSU elections

Voting has opened in the OUSU elections for 2017/18, following a fortnight of campaigning and hustings. The two candidates for President, Kate Cole and Vivian Holmes, are running on opposing slates which endorse students for the other sabbatical positions. Cole’s slate is entitled ACTion (which stands for accountable, consistent and transparent), and includes Katy Haigh for […]

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Greek Elections – September 2015

Covering last January’s Greek elections for The Guardian, Maria Margaronis quoted a Syriza community project organiser saying: “It’s not that the people have hope, it’s that they hope to have hope.” Now, 6 months later, over 4,000,000 people, 49% of the population, don’t even have the stomach for a trip to the polling station. After […]

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Stuart Webber and STEP cruise to victory in Union Elections

Union Librarian Stuart Webber has defeated Treasurer Zuleyka Shahin by over 600 votes in the election for Union President, results released this morning have shown. Webber’s STEP slate won all the Union’s other major officerships: Librarian, Treasurer, and Secretary. The hotly contested election saw a turnout of over 1,500 Union members, one of the highest […]

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Student elections in Jordan and Oxford

On the surface, student elections in Jordan are very similar to those in the UK; in both countries, candidates print leaflets and banners and canvas for votes. In reality, however, the Jordanian elections are a far cry from those in Oxford. Whilst violence darkens the campuses of Jordanian Universities during student elections, Oxford currently has […]

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Elections 2014: Conservatives – challenging the ‘pen pushers’

I’m not a typical Tory. I’m an engineering student from a working class immigrant family and I was raised to work hard, aim high and look out for the people in my community. Basically, I was raised to be a do-er rather than a faff-er. That’s why I spend my spare time organising access and […]

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