Leeds University Union's Statement on Last Night's Forum Results

Leeds University Union's Statement on Last Night's Forum Results

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A panel of 15 students voted on student-proposed ideas around how to make their Union better. One idea considered was ‘Should LUU do more to combat antisemitism?’ which included the suggestion to adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism and its full examples.

At the forum, every student agreed antisemitism was unacceptable. However, there was debate both for and against adopting all of the examples listed with the IHRA definition. Within our democratic system, 75% of the student panel have to vote yes for an idea to pass or no for it to fail. If an idea does not get 75%, it may proceed to a campus-wide referendum.

In this case, 10 students voted for the idea and 5 students voted against it, this demonstrates a clear majority in favour however not the technical majority required to pass an idea into policy within LUU's democratic system. The Student Executive will continue to combat antisemitism on campus and further their support for the Jewish student community. 

 

This article was amended on Wednesday 13 March.