Ellis Guilford Mock Election

June 9, 2017 2:43 pm

On Thursday 8th June 2017, the UK held a General Election to decide who will be taking power in 10 Downing Street and the whole of the UK. In response to that, Ellis Guilford decided to hold a mock election of its own.

The mock election included students who had registered to vote, who then went down to the Sports Hall in order to cast their vote. It was authentic, with the students having the same options as all adults would have if they were to vote at a polling station.

Voting in this election is an important decision, which students had been learning about during their tutor times. Whoever wins the General Election will have to negotiate for the best Brexit deal, as Theresa May stated in a speech outside Downing Street on 3rd May, “Whoever wins on the 8th June will face one overriding task, to get the best possible deal for this United Kingdom and for Brexit.”

As well as it being a chance for students to practise voting, Mr Brooke said that it could also help students conquer the fear of voting in future elections when they come to the required age. One student who was voting said, “It is good to vote because if you don’t like something that is done that affects you, then you cannot complain as you did not vote.”

The results in the Ellis Guilford mock election were:

Stephen Crosby (UKIP): 9%
Kirsty Jones (Green Party): 5%
Tadeuz Jones (Liberal Democrats): 2%
Alex Norris (Labour): 78%
Jack Tinley (Conservatives): 6%

Ellis Guilford Students selected Alex Norris (Labour) as their choice of candidate as MP for Nottingham North.

Article by William Skermer (Year 7) and Leo Nicholson (Year 7)
Photography by Sam Collishaw (Year 9) and Mrs Moore (age withheld)