Leeds Students Have Their Say On Drug Testing Kits

Leeds Students Have Their Say On Drug Testing Kits

Democracy

Students at the University of Leeds have voted resoundingly in favour of a motion that urges Leeds University Union to provide drug testing kits for students, after a motion brought to the Better Union Forum was taken to referendum.

The referendum - which was available to vote on by any of the University's 38,000 students - reached quorum with a total of 1,541 votes:

  • Votes FOR: 1,468
  • Votes AGAINST: 66
  • ABSTENTIONS: 7

Matt Port, the former LUU Welfare Officer who brought the motion to Forum, said: "I'm so proud to hear the results from the referendum, demonstrating once again that students want a more realistic, compassionate, and effective response to drug use. As our new society, a branch of the international organisation Students for Sensible Drug Policy, gets going, it's great to have such a win so early on."

It will now be up to LUU, the Help and Support Team and the current Welfare Officer Amy Wells - who was also involved with the campaign to introduce kits - to help make the idea a reality.

For more information on the LUU Forums process and to see what other policy is in place, visit the policy site here.