Warwick’s student council want to abolish the monarchy at the NUS Conference

It is one of four motions they’ve put forward


Warwick’s student council have voted to submit several motions to the 2017 National Union of Students 2017 Conference, one of which includes the abolition of the British monarchy.

The council has submitted four motions to the conference, which were proposed by current students. These relate to: opposition for the renewal of Trident, education for resistance, the abolishment of the British monarchy, and for Indonesia to relinquish control of West Papau.

The motions were passed by the Student Council by votes taken over email. They will all be submitted to the NUS; however there is no guarantee that these motions will be discussed at the conference.

The NUS Conference is at the end of April

The NUS conference is the main vehicle for discussing, debating and voting on motions for the year ahead. The political leadership of the organisation will also be elected during the conference.

Warwick’s Student Council, which is made up of the chairs of each SU executive, sabbatical officers and a few part-time officers, are able to vote to pass motions which will be submitted to the upcoming conference.

Joe McManus, a third-year History student commented: “It shows we are bridging the gap between student politics and big politics, adding “although these issues may not be pressing concerns, it is not a bad thing, as long as the issues that matter most to the students are not neglected.”

The conference is held at Brighton at the end of April.