This year, The Latymer School held a mock general election, in response to the snap general election announced by Theresa May. There were many jobs on offer for those who wanted to help, such as vote counters and party candidates. I volunteered as a candidate for the Conservative Party. The other parties in our mock general election were:
- Liberal Democrats
Each party had a representative in each form, and on May 25th, each candidate delivered a speech to the members of their form, explaining their party's beliefs and policies, which, for me, was an excellent chance to practice my public speaking skills. When June 8th finally arrived, voting took place in period one. There were three polling stations in the school (the Small Hall, Dining Hall and the Sixth Form Common Room). In batches, the members of each form in the school went to vote for the party of their choice. Students were given the option of 'spoiling' their ballot paper or not voting and an exit poll was conducted at all three 'polling stations'. Overall, it has been an excellent experience and we eagerly await the results!
Edward Cecil 9K