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Mock Election
posted 14 Jun 2017

The students at The Priory School were given the opportunity to cast their vote in school on Election Day. The drama studio turned into a polling station with booths to ensure a secret ballot. To reflect the fact that nationally some people choose not to vote students were given that option on the ballot paper.

The political parties were those standing in the Shrewsbury constituency and the results have been counted and verified by a class of year 10 history students, before being announced to the school on Friday morning.

The Principal said ‘this is an ideal opportunity to assess our students’ opinions on the political world and the voting system.  It will also be interesting to see how our results compare with those of the voting public in Shrewsbury’.

When compared with the school result in 2015 the outcome represents a big swing to Labour from the Conservatives and UKIP, whilst the Liberal Democrat and Green Party share of the votes remained constant.

         No of

          Votes

% of Vote

Conservative

137

21

Green

79

12

Labour

300

46

Liberal Democrat

33

5

UKIP

49

8

No Vote

52

8

Spoiled vote

3

0

 

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