Eighth week election round-up

Conservatives The termly elections for positions on the Oxford University Conservative Association took place on 2 March at The Mitre. Harrison Edmonds, of University College, the Secretary in Hilary, was returned as President-elect. He secured 121 votes, giving him a 10 vote lead over his opponent, Wojciech Woźnicki of Christ Church, lately the Political Officer. Edmonds, a second […]

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OULC in midst of anti-Semitism allegations

The resignation of former Oxford University Labour Club Co-Chair, Alex Chalmers, has now reached most major news outlets in the UK and Israel, with repercussions ranging from condemnation from the Israeli Embassy in London, to the cancellation of Ed Miliband’s visit to OULC later this term. The resignation was followed by fresh accusations of antisemitism […]

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Co-Chair of OULC resigns over their endorsement of Israeli Apartheid Week

Alex Chalmers, co-chair of the Oxford University Labour Club (OULC) has resigned from office after the OULC decided tonight to endorse Israel Apartheid Week. In his resignation statement he wrote about his concerns, alleging that there were growing anti-Semitic tendencies in the OULC. Chalmers said, “The decision of the club to endorse a movement with a […]

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“OULC Wot Won It?” Labour Club praised for helping Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership bid

Oxford University’s Labour Club has been praised this week for “contributing to the national conversation”, after it helped persuade Oxford East MP Andrew Smith to nominate Jeremy Corbyn for party leader. Andrew Smith was the 35th Labour MP to nominate Corbyn, making his support crucial for getting the left-wing candidate onto the national leadership ballot. […]

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OULC and OUCA societies duke out debate

Pacquiao warmed up for ‘the fight of the century,’ Oxford’s two political society heavyweights stepped into the ring to debate the election. With just five days to go until the country decides, the Oxford University Conservative Association (OUCA) and the Oxford University Labour Club (OULC) both argued why their party should be leading the country […]

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OULC accused of “inspiring misogynistic comments”

Former President of the University’s Conservative Association Jack Matthews has accused his Labour counterparts of “inspiring misogynistic comments”. Writing on Twitter, Matthews’ accusation concerned a set of stickers distributed by the Oxford University Labour Club stall at last week’s fresher’s fair, which displayed the slogan ‘Never Kissed a Tory’. Matthews claimed that the stickers prompted […]

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