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Referenda

A referendum is a ballot in which all SU members are entitled to cast a vote. Make sure you have your say - cast your vote below!

The Results of the june 4th referendum are in! 

You showed up, spoke up, and switched lse up! 

With a record-breaking 2584 votes and 2306 votes for "YES", the motion has carried with 89% approval.

The proposal, linked below, will now become official SU policy to be driven forward by the incoming Sabbattical Officers! 

Incoming Sabbattical Officers will, over the next year, lobby LSE to divest from companies involved in the production and sales of weapons and fossil fuels. 

About Referenda

A referendum is an all-student vote on either a particular issue-based question or a vote of no-confidence in a Trustee or elected representative.


Cast your Vote

4th June 2024 Town Hall Referendum

The upcoming referendum asks students to vote on the following motion:

Should LSESU seek dialogue with LSE senior leadership to press for full and meaningful divestment from fossil fuels and weapons, including indirect investments?

Should LSESU seek dialogue with LSE senior leadership to press for full and meaningful divestment from fossil fuels and weapons, including indirect investments?

The full policy proposal can be found here.

Voting is open 9am-9pm on Tuesday 4th June.

Remember to make sure you're logged into the website in order to vote!

 


keeping the vote fair

We have a lead for the 'Yes' campaign in this referendum, but are still looking for someone to lead a 'No' or 'Abstain' campaign against this proposed policy. 

Campaign Leads are responsible for:

Submitting the Referendum Case for their voting option.

Outlining why students should vote 'Yes', 'No', or 'Abstain'.

Advocating for their voting option at the Town Hall.

If you think you're right for this role, please contact su.democracy@lse.ac.uk outlining why you are interested in becoming a Campaign Lead, and why you think you’re the right person to lead this specific campaign.


referenda rules

Whether you are campaigning for a "yes", "no", or "abstain" campaign, you must follow the Referendum Rules. Failure to do so might result in sanctions from the Returning Officer.


SUpport

Some referenda questions may deal with sensitive issues that people find distressing. We do our best to make sure our democratic events are safe spaces for everyone, and also encourage those that wish to attend events to consider their welfare and prepare accordingly. We will have a quiet space at Town Halls for any student to take a moment if they feel they need to. You can also access resources and support from LSE here.


SUMMER TERM Referendum 2024

Should LSESU seek dialogue with LSE senior leadership to press for full and meaningful divestment from fossil fuels and weapons, including indirect investments?

The full proposal summary can be found here.


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