Election Candidate Disqualification Announcement: 6 March 2020

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 suelections@uwe.ac.uk