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The referendum to have the science student impeached was called when a petition with 1,200 signatures was handed into the SU offices earlier this week. advertisement. The students who organised the petition to oust Ascough have alleged that her pro-life views have caused her to act undemocratically, pointing to the president’s decision not to attend an annual pro-abortion march, and accusing her of having denied extra funding to a pro-abortion group on campus. “She is mandated to support a union that actively voted to be pro-choice,” said Amy Crean, one of the petition’s creators. “If she had kept her views to herself and not let it affect her position as the president of the union it wouldn’t be an issue. Full story

12 October