Local Council Elections and the Union- 20 March 2006: Ratified 14 June 2010, Union Council (Ref: 0506P20)
- The local council elections taking place across the country and in Southampton on May 4th, 2006
- The recent CUBE license decision and subsequent appeal
- At least three current Union members will be standing in the local elections – representing all three major political parties.
- Southampton City Council has a large impact upon students’ wellbeing, welfare and quality of life
- The University of Southampton, and its members, has a positive impact upon the city of Southampton (economically, socially and culturally)
- These positive impacts are often over shadowed by stereotypes and problems caused by a small minority of the University’s members
- The current Southampton City Council appear not to take the problems and opinions of the student population as a matter of high importance
- The Council have a negative attitude towards students because we don’t pay tax and appear not to take an interest in local politics.
Union further believes
- Actively promoting local politics and increasing voting turnout amongst the Union’s members may persuade the City Council to take the opinions and problems of students more seriously.
- To promote the importance of voting in the local elections to the student body
- To provide students with information on which ward they live in; where and when they can vote; and how they can learn more about the elections
- To mandate the Executive to lobby the University to provide information about this matter via the email system.