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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 9. 1965.


The annual general meeting of the Students' Association requested the Executive to put up a slate of candidates in the coming City Council elections.

Since then much activity and confusion has followed.

When Tony Haas moved the motion at the AGM it was suggested that perhaps 100 students would stand. However, at the exec. meeting it was the question of "tickets" which dominated the discussion. Eventually exec. decided to call for nominations to be considered at the next meeting.

At the Public Relations Committee meeting the following Thursday the matter was again raised. Mr. Haas gave his views pointing out the advantages and disadvantages of putting up candidates on either of the main tickets.

He said that the students' candidates would be bound by the policies of the groups and would be "junior" members of the ticket. Against this independent candidates would require considerable financial support from the association—several hundred pounds, he suggested.

Speakers for and against the case of the "tickets" expounded their views for over an hour. A compromise was eventually reached when it was decided to recommend to the executive that six candidates should be put up.

Two each on the Labour and Citizens tickets and two independent candidates. A controller to conduct the campaign should also be appointed.