The SU is holding a referendum on the Sugarhouse sale

LUSU to back #SaveSugar?


Lancs SU have voted to hold a referendum on the Sugarhouse sale.

Following LUSU's executive committee meeting last night, a general meeting was held, where a motion to have a referendum on the sale of The Sugarhouse was tabled.

In a move supporting the growing movement that opposes the sale of the student nightclub to housing developers, local councillors took to the floor of the SU's meeting to propose a general meeting of the Union, in a bid to force the SU to halt their plans of selling the popular nightclub.

The news follows momentum created by City Councillor Jack O'Dwyer-Henry with his "Save our Sugar" petition. At an SU meeting, he said: "There has never been an issue which has activated and interested so many students."

The petition currently has a total of over 5,000 signatures (LUSU website and Change.org) and vocal support from MP Cat Smith, and Lancaster alumni James May.

The date of the referendum is yet to be announced.