BDA Mock General Election 2015

Last week, we mentioned how the academy was going to be running our own version of the general elections, mimicking the current political status of the country.

Yesterday, the BDA elections took place and an incredible 192 pupils took part in placing their votes. The results were as follows:

National Party No. of Votes Percentage of Votes
LABOUR 114 59%
CONSERVATIVES 31 16%
LIBERAL DEMOCRATS 14 7%
UKIP 25 13%
SPOILT 8 4%

It was a proud moment to see so many young children that are genuinely interested in the status of the country and economy, and it proves that politics is just as important to our younger generation.

A special mention must be given to Year 9 students  who accounted for 39% of our electorate (far more than any other year group).