Wit­ness­ing democ­racy in progress – then off to school

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - ELECTION 2015 -

A BUD­DING politi­cian was ‘buzzing’ to be at his first elec­tion count.

Will Rance, 17, from Amer­sham, went to the Che­sham & Amer­sham count with Con­ser­va­tive can­di­date for Che­sham Bois and Wee­don Hill Mimi Harker to get a ‘be­hind the scenes’ look.

The Berkham­sted School year 12 pupil, who donned a Con­ser­va­tive rosette, is hop­ing to study pol­i­tics at uni­ver­sity and hopes to stand as a can­di­date in the fu­ture.

Speak­ing about his first ex­pe­ri­ence of a count, he said: “I’m ab­so­lutely buzzing, it’s great to go be­hind the scenes. I thought it’d be a great op­por­tu­nity to come and see how it all works.”

Will was dis­ap­pointed that he missed out on vot­ing this time by six months, but he be­lieves it is im­por­tant for young peo­ple 18 and over to vote.

He added: “It’s very im­por­tant and it’s a mas­sive op­por­tu­nity for young peo­ple, if they don’t vote they can’t have a moan. It gives them a chance to have their say on the Gov­ern­ment and is­sues.”

Speak­ing about why he de­cided to back the Con­ser­va­tives, Will said: “It’s just be­cause of their gen­eral poli­cies, the tax breaks of­fer­ing peo­ple more choice with their money and they have also cre­ated 1.7mil­lion jobs in the last five years and res­cued the econ­omy. It’s bet­ter than the sit­u­a­tion we would have been in un­der a Labour gov­ern­ment.”

Ded­i­cated Will stayed un­til the re­sult at about 6.30am and then went to school for 9am.

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