Sussex SU permit UKIP society

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Sussex will have a UKIP society, union officials have confirmed.

Sussex Students Union had addressed concerns about the vetoing of a UKIP Society on campus and have now given the go ahead to their formation.

A link to the society can now be seen on the Students Union Sports, Societies and Media page, the name changed from the initially proposed Young Independence to simply UKIP.

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Commenting on the turnaround, Activities Officer Lyndsey Burtonshaw said: ”In line with freedom of speech and the fact that they are considered by some to be a mainstream political party now they have been allowed to form a society.

“But I am quite concerned by the amount of students who have come forward to me saying that they might not feel safe. The Students Union has a guideline for participation that must be followed.”