St Peter's 13-18
On General Election Day, Thursday December 12th, students and staff voted in our mock election. Teams of candidates, from third form to sixth form, campaigned for six parties. Highlights were a lunchtime hustings when we heard from all the candidates and a ‘Prime Minister’s Question Time’ when the lead, Sixth Form candidate for each party answered student questions in front of the whole school at assembly.
As a result of the question time a buzz developed around the Yorkshire Party candidate, James C, whose message had not been as widely heard on the national media as the other parties.
The school was divided into constituencies – the ten Houses plus the Staff as well as the votes being totaled up across the school.
The Green Party and Labour both won a constituency each. In second place was the Conservative Party, which won three constituencies.
Putting on a late surge to win the overall vote and five constituencies was James and the Yorkshire Party.
Mr Fuller, Head of Politics said: “Our students were very engaged in the election, with high turnout and impressively articulate and well informed candidates who made their parties’ case well. Perhaps some political careers will develop from this campaign.”