Seaford College sixth form students on the election 2015

The Seaford College election debate - L-R Christian Disley-May, Chloe Gooding, Hugo Dean, Matthew Scott, Lucas Streeter, Ouli Jagne, Michael Laird SUS-150327-103509001
The Seaford College election debate - L-R Christian Disley-May, Chloe Gooding, Hugo Dean, Matthew Scott, Lucas Streeter, Ouli Jagne, Michael Laird SUS-150327-103509001
  • As election fever hits the area young people air their views
  • Seaford College held a mock election
  • Issues raised include NHS, education and housing

SIXTH-form students at Seaford College are challenging the notion that today’s youth are uninterested in politics.

In the run-up to the general election, the college held a mock election.

Student Matthew Scott said: “I think too many people my age are being forced to go to university because they think it’s the only thing that’s going to lead to jobs. There are many other options they could explore that may be better for them.”

Lucas Streeter added: “I believe taxation is an important issue not only pre-election but post-election too. The correct level of taxation for income categories and for age groups is something we want to get right. Coming out of university, with a huge amount of debt, looking into buying your first house, racking up mortgages and loans, your amount of taxation might not represent your situation at that moment.”

Ouli Jagne said: “I think the education about diversity in society is very lacking. We’ve got all these parties but they don’t actually represent our people as a whole.

“I feel very strongly about the fact that there isn’t a unity in England. There seems to be a lot of segregation around women, LGBT communities, people from different countries, and that is a major issue.”

I think too many people my age are being forced to go to university because they think it’s the only thing that’s going to lead to jobs. There are many other options they could explore that may be better for them.