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Election 2017: Newham schools hold mock elections

PUBLISHED: 14:19 08 June 2017 | UPDATED: 14:33 08 June 2017

The mock election at School 21 (Picture: @six21_uk)

The mock election at School 21 (Picture: @six21_uk)

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Most school pupils are too young to vote – but that didn’t stop them getting general election fever.

A number of schools around Newham have hosted mock elections to give pupils a taste of democracy in action.

Pupils at School 21, in Stratford, listened to party representatives before youngsters from five year groups had their say.

Other elections took place at Sarah Bonnell School and Oasis Silvertown Academy, while pupils at Royal Docks Community School were able to have their say in citizenship classes.

Results are already in at St Bonaventure’s and Rokeby, with both recording a landslide victory for Labour.

Voting wasn’t just confined to secondary schools, either.

Rosetta Primary School, in Custom House, held a mock election while Year 2 pupils at Nelson Primary School created their own parties and manifestos before holding a vote.

If you’re eligible to vote in the general election, you have until 10pm tonight to visit your polling station and have your say.


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