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November 26, 2005

Union referenda results

Writing about web page http://www.sunion.warwick.ac.uk/portal/Default.asp?url=ARTICLE&article_id=532

Just to let people know, the results of the three Union referenda are now in and are as follows:

Freshers' Period
Votes for – 1965 – 67.20%
Votes against – 739 – 25.27%
Abstentions – 220 – 7.52%
Total votes – 2924

Motion carried

Banning Smoking in the Students' Union

Votes for – 1734 – 57.76%
Votes against – 1129 – 37.61%
Abstentions – 139 – 4.63%
Total votes – 3002

Motion carried

This Union will take No Stance on the issue of abortion
Votes for – 1425 – 50.09%
Votes against – 969 – 34.06%
Abstentions – 451 – 15.85%
Total votes – 2845

Motion carried

An amazing turn-out there. I am slightly perplexed, though, about how people could abstain on whether we should have a no stance policy on abortion.


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