Along with the rest of the country, students and staff are heading to the polls today for the ‘Millthorpe Thinks’ general election. In the run up to the election students were asked to sign up to the electoral roll, as they would in a real election, to be eligible to vote.
Of the 791 students in Year 7 to Year 10, 57% had registered to vote. These students were given a ballot paper this morning. Polling stations in the Dining Hall and Library were open at break and lunch time for students and staff to cast their vote.
Students have been encouraged to engage with the political process by looking at the manifestos of the five main political parties in England:
- Conservative Party
- Green Party
- Labour Party
- Liberal Democrats
It was a landslide victory for Labour with the Conservative Party and Green Party joint second and Liberal Democrats third. The full results are below:
23 ballots (6%) were spoilt. The voter turnout was 81%.