2017: campaigning underway at Saltash!

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in News | No Comments

Campaigning has begun for community school’s mock general election. ‘’ will see students choosing their own election winner from amongst eight student candidates representing seven different political parties and independents.

The election, which will take place on June 7th, on the eve of the UK general election, has been planned to be as much like the ‘real thing’ as possible, and will including hustings, opinion polls and poster campaigns as well less traditional election elements such as Twitter and political muffins.

Voting will also be organised like real life elections with an electoral register, polling clerks, voting booths and ballot boxes, and of course the thrills and tensions of an election count.

The vote is being organised by Adam Killeya and Emma Metters, who between them make up the school’s Politics Department. Mr Killeya said “by the next general election 80% of these students will be able to vote: we feel that it is really important for them to have a chance to experience it now, and learn why it is so important, so that they will engage with politics as adults.”

The full list of candidates is Matthew Chapman (Conservative), Dylan Ellis (Monster Raving Loony), Jasmine Leslie (Liberal Democrat), Joshua Slocombe (Independent Republic of Bee Movie), Ashleigh Smith (Mebyon Kernow), Bradley Yeo (Labour) and Becky Evans & Isabelle Mills (Green, joint candidacy)

 Election candidates and supporters in 2017, with Head of Politics Adam Killeya.