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Democracy Committee

Democracy Committee facilitates representation at LSESU - making sure all voices can be heard fairly.

The Democracy Committee is at the heart of everything we do at LSESU to make student voices heard. As part of the Democracy Committee, you would be a key figure in ensuring that the SU’s democratic structures always remain open and accessible to LSE students, facilitating change in a fair but radical fashion!

What would I be responsible for?

  • Ensure that LSESU functions in a democratic way
  • Facilitate and lead Student Town Halls and Student Panels

  • Analyse and assess the democratic foundations of any Policy Proposals put forward by other students

  • Oversee election complaints and rulings

  • Decide the dates, rules, and regulation for all elections and referenda

  • Assist with promoting elections, Student Panels and Town Hall

Each Democracy Committee member will be paid an honorarium of £700 for their work in the 2023/24 academic year. You cannot hold another elected position whilst acting as a member of Democracy Committee.

If you have any questions about nominating yourself for Democracy Committee, contact


There are 5 different roles within Democracy Committee, with each member being nominated for one of these:

  • Returning Officer
  • Student Town Hall Chair
  • Student Panel Chair
  • Democracy Committee Chair
  • Democracy Committee Spokesperson

Demoracy Commitee members can be undergraduates, postgraduates, or research students. We encourage international students to put themselves forward.