Presidential candidate Tom A-C has been banned from online campaigning after complaints were received about posts made by him on Facebook.
The complainants stated that Armston-Clarke, better known as Tom A-C, had claimed that another Presidential candidate was not actually Irish, said that some candidates were running because of their inability to find employment after graduation and that he had labelled one candidate as a “radical feminist”.
This contravenes Rule 11 of the YUSU campaigning rules which states that candidates must not engage in negative campaigning of a personal nature.
In response to the ban Tom A-C told Nouse: “We are all adults here, I do not understand why the elections are being run like we are in year 8. I wasn’t being overtly rude, merely making some remarks. It is what happens in real politics and in the real world. It’s not all rainbows and flowers. If people want to cry about every single thing then no wonder there are floods in Somerset”.
Tom A-C will be banned from online campaigning until voting closes on Friday at 12pm.