At last night's Council meeting the Union tried and failed to fill one of the last two places on the newly formed Union Court.
Medicine had 3 candidates for their place, while Natural Sciences fielded two for theirs. The Engineering place was filled at the last meeting by MatSoc chair Elly Jay.
Concerns had been raised about the quality of some of the candidates before the meeting - reading their manifestos some clearly had no idea what the Court is there for. The purpose of the Court is to ensure that Council does not break its own constitution or the law, as well as dealing with election and media complaints. This information is freely available on the ICU website, simply by searching for "Court".
The candidates from Medicine had a far clearer idea of what was going on, with Lara West providing the most credible answers and being elected. Neither of the Natural Sciences candidates seemed to have a clue, resulting in RON taking the election.
Council will try again next time, with another election for Court - will it be third time lucky? A number of ordinary members have also been removed for not showing up to two meetings, so elections for these positions will also be held at the next ordinary meeting. Contact the ICU President if you would like to stand for Court or Council.