UCD students have voted for the impeachment of UCDSU President Katie Ascough by more than double. The referendum which took place over two days was won by a total of 4633 votes to 2032 by a margin of 69% to 31%.
The turnout of 6,611 students far exceeded quorum which was set at 2,455 and is the biggest turnout in a referendum in recent UCD history.
The big win for the yes side came in Arts where 1,360 students voted for impeachment compared to 413 who voted against.
The closest ballot box came from Quinn (combination of both business and law students) which was 55% Yes compared to 45% NO.
Both Katie Ascough and Amy Crean made speeches with Ms Ascough saying ‘This is a sad day for me and a sad day for our university’. Amy Crean thanks her team and the sabbatical officers, acknowledging that it could not have been an easy decision to campaign for impeachment.
A by election will now held to decide who will be the SU President for until next June.
Rachel O’Neill – Editor