A complaint was lodged yesterday with the Junior Proctor pursuant Article 11 of Ordinances Chapter 2 Cambridge University Students’ Union (page 187 of Statutes and Ordinances) by Daisy Eyre’s Presidential Campaign against the 9 hour campaign ban imposed on the same day by the CUSU Elections Committee in relation to an infringement to rule 3.5 of the CUSU Election Rules. Having considered the facts as presented by the Complainant and by the CUSU Elections Committee the Junior Proctor finds that the complaint is partially upheld on the basis that the ruling of the CUSU Elections Committee, while being correct in terms of the principle of guaranteeing a fair, non-personal and/or non-derogatory standard of campaigning for CUSU elections, and in upholding CUSU Election Rules, made an error of judgement in imposing a ban of a length that was not commensurate to the benefit that might have accrued to the Eyre’s Campaign from the infringement. The Junior Proctor requests that this Decision should be published on the CUSU Website and that any reference to the previous rulings by the CUSU Elections Committee on this case be expunged immediately from the same as not to affect further Daisy Eyre’s Campaign. The Junior Proctor commends both Daisy Eyre’s Campaign and the CUSU Elections Committee for the collaborative spirit, fair-mindedness and the professionalism that they demonstrated in dealing with this urgent complaint. He also finds that the members of the CUSU Elections Committee demonstrated a non-partisan approach in making their original rulings.
Dr. Cristiano Andrea Ristuccia
Junior Proctor of the University of Cambridge
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