Access blog breaches rules in OUSU election contest

first_imgOUSU’s Vice-President for Access and Academic Affairs has been reprimanded by the Returning Officer after attempts to promote a new initiative violated electoral rules.James Lamming is responsible for a new section of OUSU’s website where current students can submit profiles of their experiences applying to and being interviewed at Oxford.At hustings held last Friday, Lamming asked the candidates for President to send in profiles of themselves, suggesting that it would provide good publicity and that he would publish on his blog the order in which profiles arrive.However, Returning Officer James Dray ruled that Lamming was in direct violation of electoral rules as the blog would give unequal publicity on a media platform.Lamming said, “Early on Saturday afternoon I sent each of the candidates who had said yes to my request an email reminding them of their promise in hustings the previous day, and explained the details of what was needed in an interview profile.”He added to candidates that by doing so they would be engineering positive exposure for their up-coming election.“In the emails, I said that I would publish in my blog on Monday the order in which profiles arrive, giving the implied threat that the student body would know which candidates matched their words with deeds. I also offered ‘bonus points’ for candidates who solicited further profiles from their friends to help me collect dozens and dozens of profiles,” he said.The Returning Officer was forced to contact Lamming as his actions flouted electoral rules.Dray said, “I banned the candidates from submitting the profiles as soon as I heard what was happening, as it violates the restrictions on certain types of electronic communication as well as the need for fair and equal coverage.”Lamming criticised the regulations’ implications, saying, “James Dray is justified in enforcing the rules, which turn out to be fairly clear against what I was light-heartedly suggesting to do. However, on a more serious point, I think it is a shame that students can’t discover which candidates are just hot air; promising much but doing little.“The website is becoming really valuable, so it is a shame some of the candidates aren’t helping out when they said they would, but I hope other students across Oxford will act and send in a profile,” he added.last_img read more

From Arabia to Ipurua –

first_imgIf in the Super Cup the team lost its first and third captain, Koke and Giménez, yesterday Trippier vanished. A pubalgia. Arias will start: only once has he been in the last 11 games. Costa and Lemar are still in the infirmary. Simeone will bet today for an eleven offensive in Ipurua, its most possible. That Lodi stays in the seat and Saúl occupies the side gives entrance to Vitolo, all driving and intention. As a spark has Correa. Not leaving in summer is five months later the best signing. He is already the decisive footballer that Simeone so much asked him to be. Above, with Morata, João Félix, who returned from Arabia in the shadows. In front, Mendilibar (follow the match live on for CristóforoEibar goes on a run. It started badly, it improved, the bittersweet year ended. Always difficult, author team, with high pressure, fast recovery and bands, without Cucurella, Jordán and Peña is not the same. Kike García’s physical loss and Enrich’s morale leave Charles as the danger above. Orellana returns after the three sanction matches and Cristoforo entered the list. He is entrusted with Eibar, a creative medium that gives stability, winter signing, for all this second round that starts today. The Super Cup is over, the second round of the Atleti League starts in Ipurua. An Atleti who left behind the months of ties. He doesn’t know defeat in the last seven games, five wins. From Arabia, in the suitcase, only good feelings, despite the defeat in the final. Because the team competes, especially that. Despite the diaspora and the transition. Despite the casualties. They have been lately. The medical part again in a constant F5.last_img read more