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Summer All Student Vote: Warwick Student’s Union to “stand in solidarity” with the rent strike

Both motions passed in this term’s All Student Vote (ASV), which included an emergency motion for the Student’s Union (SU) to support the recent rent strike.

The motion to reduce paper waste in campaigns managed by the SU passed with 749 votes for and 58 votes against. There were also 27 abstentions.

An emergency motion was also proposed for the SU to stand in solidarity with rent strike, as well as lobbying the University to cancel contracts in off-campus houses let by Warwick Accommodation. 

The motion passed with 488 votes for and 87 votes against. There were also 53 abstentions.

849 students voted, casting 1443 votes in the third and final ASV of the 2019/2020 academic year. This is the lowest turnout for the whole year, and a 70% reduction from the record turnout for the Spring term ASV

The Summer ASV also featured the smallest number of motions proposed. Due to “technical difficulties” the ASV had to be re-run later in the term than was previously planned.

The Spring term ASV was characterised by a motion for the SU to support the Pro-Democracy protests in Hong Kong. Warwick Chinese society produced a guide and instructed its members to vote against the motion.

In a recent interview with The Boar, MP for Leamington & Warwick Matt Western addressed to ongoing rent strike and stressed the need for “dialogue” and that “compromise between the two parties would go a long way”.

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