This term’s Secretary of the Oxford Union, Dom Merchant, has today resigned his position. Merchant was elected last Trinity in a hotly contested vote. 

He will be replaced by Stuart Webber of Somerville College, with David Browne filling the vacant space on the Union’s Standing Committee.

Merchant said in a statement, “It is with great regret that I am resigning my position as Secretary for health reasons. I have greatly enjoyed my time on committee and am very sorry for the disruption this will cause to the committee and the members. However, I need to put my own well-being first and I am unable to continue in the role.”

Union President Mayank Banerjee added, “I was upset to hear about Dom’s resignation but I want to thank him for all of the work he has done for the society and I wish him the very best for the future. I am genuinely glad that I got to the chance to get to know Dom and I’m sure that Stuart will do an excellent job as Secretary.”