A motion proposing a ban on the sale of poppies within the Students’ Union at Queen’s University will come before the university’s student council later.

The council comprises about 100 students from across different faculties and years of study.

The motion noted that the poppy appeal “is a politically charged and necessarily divisive initiative, given the nature of local politics”.

It added that the students’ union was an inclusive and neutral space.

“Therefore (the students’ union) must offer a politically neutral environment regarding issues of the past to avoid offence and a sense of exclusion,” it said.