Labour victorious in Avon Valley mock election - The Rugby Observer

Labour victorious in Avon Valley mock election

Rugby Editorial 9th Jun, 2017   0

LABOUR was triumphant in Avon Valley School’s mock General Election.

In the days leading up to polling day, as the politicians were out campaigning, pupils at Avon Valley learnt about the voting process and had the opportunity to discover and discuss key points in the manifestos of the major political parties.

Within the school each tutor group represented a constituency.

Although the Green Party received the largest number of individual votes they failed to claim the largest number of tutor group constituencies and were runners up to Labour who won 14 tutor group constituencies.

The Greens took nine and UKIP secured two, but the Conservatives won just a single constituency, which was one more than the Lib-Dems.

Headteacher Alison Davies said: “This activity has given our students a better understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process and fits into the students wider learning about British Values.

“I am very impressed with the turnout and it will be interesting to see how our results compare to those in Rugby and across the UK.”


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