With the forthcoming General Election in everyone’s sights, the Students’ Union decided to stir up some interest in Politics at the College.
The first job was to get as many students as possible to sign an Electoral Register so they could vote. With over one hundred names logged, the SU then organised the College’s very own mock elections.
Enthusiastic represenatives for each of the different parties used various antics to drum up support for their policies, from simply canvassing opinion around the College to bribing would be-voters with sweets!
Party leaders gave their final speeches at the hustings on 11th February and then voting took place the following day. The results favoured the Greens, who clenched a convincing victory!
During the week, local party members were put through their paces at the College’s ‘Question Time’. Pertinent and often demanding questions were put to the local candidates about policies, party views and what the future may hold if they were to gain power in the general election on May 7th2015.
The whole week helped the students understand the political process more while raising awareness of a political world that students need to be more aware of by the time they leave College.