YUSU Student Activities Officer, Rhianna Kinchin, sent an email out to candidates this afternoon detailing a new election rule that will fine any society which endorses a candidate via a society mailing list.
If a society breaks this rule, as occurred yesterday on behalf of Presidential candidate, Matthew Freckleton, and Democracy and Services candidate, Chris Etheridge, then they will be fined £50.
This new rule is to take effect after 5pm today, meaning that all previous societies who have broken this rule will not be fined.
Academic candidate, Jason Rose, and YorkSport candidate, Rob Newton, are to be subjected to a 24-hour ban after committing a second offence. Freckleton and Etheridge are banned from campaigning between 10am and 4pm tomorrow.
Holly Burton, Derwent Chair, has also asked that the candidates do not campaign at this evening’s JCR meeting, and has said that they will not be welcome.