Results of the Sedbergh School Mock General Election were announced in Assembly this morning, following speeches yesterday morning and recent campaigning.

Deputy Head and Head of Sixth Form Paul Fairclough, co-author of UK Government and Politics, said:

‘Voting was brisk at the Sedbergh School Mock General Election. With high levels of voter registration and a turnout exceeding 70%, the Polling Station did good business throughout the day – with the last few voters literally running through the door seconds before the ballot closed at 6.00pm.

Although some had expected UKIP to snatch an unlikely victory, voters opted to back the Conservatives once safely tucked away in their voting booth. The girls of Lupton House deserve particular credit for the way in which they engaged with the process – fielding two of the five candidates (including in the winner) and hitting the highs in terms of voter registration (100%) and turnout (92%).’

Head of School Tom Robinson announced the results and was instrumental in setting up opportunities for pupils to engage with the Election. In March, he invited local MP Tim Faron and other local political candidates and representatives to a Question Time style Hustings.

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