Four of the current sabbatical team have resigned from Elections Committee, paving the way for a re-election campaign.
The temporary resignations, which will last until the end of the 2012 SUSU elections period, means that President Sam Ling and Vice-Presidents Sasha Watson, Shane Murphy and Jonny Brooks-Bartlett are able to nominate themselves once more.
When pushed on his reasons for leaving the committee, Sam said “I’ve resigned from elections committee because I am planning on running in the upcoming Sabbatical elections.”
“There is a lot more that I would like to achieve as President of the Union and so would greatly value the opportunity to undertake a second year in position.”
Rules state that if a member is planning to either run for a position, or help a friend campaign, they cannot sit on the committee until the elections have concluded.
Replacement members are being sought for the interim period.
Equality and Diversity Officer Chloe Green has also temporarily resigned from Elections Committee.
The Wessex Scene will be bringing you all the latest elections news in the coming months.