School posts 91% turnout in mock elec­tion

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - ELECTION 2015 -

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.”

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