VP Societies and Media candidate stands down from election

The candidate released a statement on their Instagram earlier today

VP Societies and Media election candidate Tabitha Lambie (she/they) has announced they are standing down from running.

Lambie, who is the editor-in-chief of Lancaster University’s student newspaper SCAN, released a statement this morning stating that they will no longer be running this year, but they intend to run for the position again next year.

Instagram story via @tabitha.lambie

The announcement follows last night’s post in which Lambie explains why the election was postponed in the first place.

Lambie concluded that their concerns were passed along to the deputy returning officer for the election, Chris Cottam, “along with several additional complaints”.

As a result of the complaints, new dates for the election have been announced but no additional details have been released.

“This year has been extremely challenging on my mental and physical health.” They continue, “for personal reasons and after recent news of a family member, I’ve made the decision to intercalate my studies which means I can no longer run as a candidate”

As process with intercalation, Lambie will resume their studies in the 22/23 academic year and says they plan to re-run for the role then since their “commitment to both societies and media hasn’t changed”.

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