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  • Johnny

    The motivation here is undoubtedly to disqualify candidates with the “wrong” opinions on things from being elected. SU candidates are generally bland and careerist enough as it is; how much more so with professional NUS staff enforcing the party line.

  • Andy

    You do know that individual unions don’t have to appoint NUS returning officers. Most don’t, they either have a student or a university appointed person. Also, this is just a reorganisation of the previous arrangements where one of that NUS internal panel you mentioned would have been the named retuning officer, and therefore the point of contact.

    Candidates don’t get disqualified unless someone complains, and do you really think NUS staff have enough time on their hands to be reading 2000+ manifestos every February/March?

    Plus this news is at least 5 months old!