Sunderland students bid to ban The Sun’s page three topless models

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STUDENTS are considering banning The Sun’s page 3 on campus.

Sunderland University’s Students’ Union said they were “looking into abolishing page 3,” and will canvass students for their opinion.

When contacted by the Echo, the union said they were unable to comment on the matter until the next union council meeting on December 9, where students would be consulted.

The union posted on their social media pages they were “looking for students who are interested in taking part in the No more page 3 campaign around campus”.

Any potential ban could see Student Union shops, such as the Bonded Warehouse on Low Street, near Panns Bank student accommodation, stop selling The Sun.

A national campaign calling for The Sun to stop publishing pictures of topless models on page 3, was launched last year.

More than 125,000 people have signed a petition against page 3, while universities across the country, including Durham and Newcastle, have stopped selling The Sun in campus shops.

A counter petition, encouraging The Sun to keep page 3, has received more than 3,000 signatures.