St Thomas à Becket Catholic Secondary School

A Voluntary Academy



11th Jun 2017

Pupils at Beckets went to the Polls on Thursday, reflecting the national election process.

Each pupil received their polling card earlier in the week and across the curriculum, time was spent thinking about the process, issues, policies and parties involved in this year's General Election.

The Mock Polling Station opened at 8am to a steady trickle and then a real surge of voters from all year groups; the Polling Station was closed during assembly and lesson time but reopened for break and lunchtime.

There was a good turn out and some lively political debate.

Beckets pupils returned a result as followed:

Once again our Mock Election has yielded a different result to the national poll. It does perhaps reflect though what we are hearing about the way younger electors voted.
Of 255 votes cast in school on 8 June:
148 voted Labour (58%)
45 voted Conservative (17% )
28 voted UKIP (11% - a loss from the 2015 Mock Election))
23 voted Green (9% - a gain from the 2015 Mock Election)
6 voted Liberal Democrat (2%)
5 papers were not filled in correctly
This of course would have given Labour a slim majority if reflected in the actual electorate.
Given the stance the Green party took in the latter stages of campaigning, the Parliamentary voting power of the two parties combined would have given a comfortable majority



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