Seaford College students vote for policies in mock election

The mock election debate at Seaford College
The mock election debate at Seaford College
  • Seaford College students host mock elections
  • Vote for policies rather than parties
  • Hugo Dean representing Lib Dems won the vote

SEAFORD College Sixth Form students held a mock election with a twist – they would be voting on the basis of policies, not parties.

Mr Phillips, who teaches history, law and politics, urged the Sixth Form to vote on the basis on which set of policies they preferred and the candidates presented policies education, economy, law and order and the NHS before Mr Phillips, acting as chief returning officer, revealed which candidate had won the ‘Assembly Hall Constituency.’

Overall winner was Hugo Dean, representing the Liberal Democrats, with 30 per cent of the vote.

Christian Disley-May (Conservative) and Michael Laird (UKIP) were tied on 24 per cent, and Lucas Streeter (Labour) gained 22 per cent of the vote.

Sixth former Ben North said: “I was surprised the Liberal Democrats won, but I think it shows how you can be swayed by a party name. It’s made me want to look more closely at the parties’ policies. I think the coalition has been doing a good job and five years isn’t long enough, parties should be in power for ten years.”

Headmaster John Green added: “The mock election shows Seaford College students are challenging the notion that today’s youth are uninterested in politics. They really understand the importance of exercising their right to vote, when in some countries it is much more difficult.”

To watch the mock elections visit Seaford College

The mock election shows Seaford College students are challenging the notion that today’s youth are uninterested in politics. They really understand the importance of exercising their right to vote, when in some countries it is much more difficult