University of Leicester Students' Union Executive Elections 2021
Wednesday 3 March 2021
Following a number of complaints concerning a candidate participating in the University of Leicester Students' Union Executive Elections 2021, we regret to inform students that Pedram Bani Asadi has been removed from the elections for President and NUS Delegate.
Complaints regarding three separate, alleged breaches of the election regulations were referred to our Independent Returning Officer, as per the Union’s Election Regulations and Union By-Laws.
Following a thorough review of the allegations and the evidence submitted by the complainants, the Independent Returning Officer ruled that the cumulative effect of the breaches gave them no choice but to remove Pedram Bani Asadi from the Presidential and NUS Delegate elections.
Students who voted for Pedram in these categories will have their votes transferred to their second preference candidates, as per the principles of Single Transferable Voting.
Support will be provided by the Students’ Union to any student involved in the process, including candidates, former candidates, and complainants.
Owing to our duty of care to all those involved, the Students' Union will not comment any further on the matter.
Voting will remain open until midday on Friday 5 March for all other candidates.