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Three resignations in three months at LMH

Lady Margaret Hall has lost its third student officer this academic year after the JCR’s OUSU officer stood down.Georgie Day said that she was standing down because her position had become “awkward.”
She said, “We stopped being happy so I decided it would be best to leave the team.”Her resignation comes just two months after the student body’s newly-elected Vice-President was pressured into standing down by the SCR, and means that there are now two vacancies on the JCR Executive.Alasdair Craig won the position of VP in the College’s November elections, but was subsequently pressured into resigning by the college’s SCR after the Dean described his campaign poster as “illegal”
and “obscene.”The posters showed him with a carrot protruding from his trousers.  His tutor Michael Broers, who was acting as Dean at the time, believed that the poster depicted Craig’s penis and withdrew his permission to run.Michaelmas also saw the resignation of Conor Kennedy from his role as Male Welfare Officer.
Kennedy stood down due to “academic commitments.”  He said, “Being a finalist, I just have a lot of work to do.”His position has since been filled by Jake Leeper, a first-year historan.  A by-election will take place on Thursday to elect both a new Vice-President and OUSU officer.A former JCR officer expressed disappointment at the resignations. He said, “People are just using these positions as CV liners. It’s a shame.”by Omotola Akerele