School posts 91% turnout in mock election
GIRLS got a taste of the democratic process when their school held a mock election.
Year 10 pupils at St Mary’s School in Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, took part in the event and put forward candidates representing the Conservatives, the Green party, Labour, the Liberal Democrats and UKIP.
They also organised the election process and ensured a healthy 91 per cent turn out.
Campaigning took place in the week leading up to voting, involving posters, speeches and debates.
HEALTHY TURNOUT: Girls at St Mary’s School in Gerrards Cross, who took part in a mock election
Finally, on Friday, voting commenced and the Conservatives, represented by Simran Kaur, won a landslide victory, with Labour coming second and the Greens, UKIP and the Liberal Democrats following in that order.
Charlotte Panayiotou, school spokesman, said: “The girls at St Mary’s certainly recognise the importance of voting and of being part of the democratic process.”