Voting in our mock election has been taking place all week during tutor time and it will be interesting to see how the results compare to the real election taking place on Thursday 8 June.
Some of the students have also been learning about democracies around the world during assemblies and how an election is run.
Mel Colmer, Lead house tutor for Voyager said: “Students have been discussing manifestos during tutor time and debating which policies are best. This vote will give them a taste of what’s to come when some of them vote for the first time in the next general election.”
For the actual election, students were given a ballot paper with a list of political parties on it, just as they will in a real poll. They put their cross against the party they supported and placed the paper in the box.
During Thursday, the ballot papers were tallied and the results indicated that the majority of students voted for Labour with 318 votes. Conservative were second with 210 votes, Liberal Democrats with 70, the Green Party with 12 and UKIP with 9. There were 25 spoiled papers and a total of 644 recorded votes.
It will be interesting to see how the real election matches up with the results from our students!
Table showing the breakdown of the results
|Winning Party: Labour with 318 votes|