The Votes are in! Students Have Their Say in Mock General Election
11 Dec 2019
Who would Ashby School students put in Number 10? A mock general election in the run-up to polling day produced a narrow victory for the Conservative party, with Labour a close second.
Students from all year groups took part in the ballot over two days.
Before the vote, students were shown a Powerpoint presentation which was put together by Year 13 student Caitlin Rowles. Caitlin, who is hoping to study politics at university, used the Powerpoint to explain the election process and included a mini manifesto of each of the main political parties.
She said: "It is important that young people take an interest in politics because it is all about decisions which affect our future. You can't complain about what goes on if you don't have you say.
"In my friendship group, we have been talking about the election so hopefully the mock election will have created a talking point for other students, too."
The final result was:
The Conservative Party 29.71% (309 votes)
The Labour Party 26.92% (280 votes)
The Green Party 24.81% (258 votes)
The Liberal Democrat Party 15.00% (156 votes)
The Libertarian Party 2.60% (27 votes)
Independent 0.96% (10 votes)