Mock Election Result

May 8, 2015

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For the past few weeks election fever has gripped Hele’s School Sixth Form as we have prepared for our mock elections which took place on the Seventh of May.

Parties were announced before Easter, with Ed Knight standing for the Labour party, Sam Harris standing for the Conservative party, and Richard Marshall standing for an independent British Worker’s Party.

A live debate was held on the 30th of April, with heated discussion of immigration, defence, education and media bias. Richard Marshall came out on top, but the three parties had all to play for in the run up to the election, as posters and party propaganda filled notice boards across the school.

The election has engaged students across the sixth form, with a huge audience at the debate, and a high voter turnout in the early hours of Friday morning, as teachers manned polling booths while the party leaders made last ditch attempts to influence voters. A Conservative win was declared early Friday morning, mirroring the real election results, but there were only three or four votes between all of the parties, showing all their hard work.

These mock elections have been a great way to get students involved in politics, even those unable to vote in the general election, and have been a lot of fun to be a part of as an election journalist. As Bill Moyers’ claimed “The quality of democracy and the quality of journalism are deeply entwined.”

Joel Witts

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