The controversial motion on Union neutrality has passed at the latest Union General Meeting, after its third attempt.
The motion, tabled by Stuart McLuckie, will see the Union prevented from taking a stance on issues not directly relevant to students.
It was sparked after the 2016/17 Union President Dave Keenan voiced his support for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament last year.
The motion failed to pass in the General Meeting last October, and was postponed at the last General Meeting in September this year.
The motion was opposed at last night’s meeting by Keenan, who refused to have his comments reported by Brig.
Secondingthe motion was Adam Petrie, who helped revise the original motion.
Speaking about the proceedings if Thursday’s meeting, McLuckie said: “Well I think that [Union President] Astrid [Smallenbroek] handled the discussions very well and I’m glad that the debate, for the most part, was held in a respectful and mature manner.
He added: “I feel nothing but gratitude for those who chose to support my motion on Thursday. It would not have passed if not for those who came from all parts of the political spectrum.
“I believe that this is a massive step forward in mending the deep political divisions on campus, especially since 2016.
“I also hope that those who were previously afraid of criticising Union policy can now have the confidence to stand up for what they believe in on campus.”
McLuckie said he brought forward the motion as some students felt alienated by the political stances of the Union.
The vote on the motion saw a large number of abstentions from the audience, and it sparked lively debate.