Election fever at De Aston

De Aston mock election EMN-150514-083347001
De Aston mock election EMN-150514-083347001

Along with the rest of the country, students at De Aston School in Market Rasen had ‘election fever’ as the school held its very own mock election on the same day as the 
general election.

In the run-up to the event, student representatives campaigned to their fellow students during tutor time.

The school also received visits from some of the local candidates, including Sir Edward Leigh and David Prescott, which sixth formers in particular enjoyed interrogating the prospective MPs with some challenging questions.

“The mock election held in school was a great success and made a wonderful contribution to the democratic education of the students,” said headteacher Ellenor Beighton.

The overall results were: Conservative 229, Labour 196, Green Party 135, UKIP 131, SNP 55, Lib Dem 35, spoilt papers 25 and Plaid Cymru 14.

Results for each year group showed Conservative top the poll for years 7,8 and 9, but draw with Labour for the year 11 group of voters. Labour won in years 12 and 13, while the Green Party got most votes in year 10.