The Thomas Hardye School

Thomas Hardye Election - May 10th

On 10th May, the school held a mock election for students to vote in. All three main parties were represented by a candidate who campaigned as our politicians are doing now. On the day itself over 1000 students voted. The Election was an exercise in political awareness and encouraging young people to be active in Politics, no matter what their views.


The candidates were:

Lucy Armstrong -The Liberal Democrats
Jonathan Hammick -The Labour Party
Connor Bennett -The Conservative party


The result declared on 11th May was as follows:

Labour (Jonathon Hammick ) 528

Liberal Democrats (Lucy Armstrong) 396

Conservatives (Connor Bennett) 231

And we therefore declared Jonathon Hammick the winner.

On Election day itself we were delighted to welcome all four of the candidates for the West Dorset Election for a hustings special. Lee Rhodes (Labour), Andy Canning (Liberal), Sir Oliver Letwin (Conservative) and Kelvin Clayton (Green) answered questions from students and each other. A lively debate provided an excellent centrepiece to our election day. The debate was managed and compered excellently by George Carroll and Jess Prior, who kept the candidates in check and on time!


The four West Dorset Candidates with our three candidates


George and Jess

George and Jess keep control

All three parties produced a Party Political Broadcast to put their views to the school.

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May 2017