- Published: Monday, 22 May 2017 16:12
The Lower Sixth Politics group took over the running of Politics Forum yesterday due to the imminent departure of the Upper Sixth. With the General Election on the June 8 fast approaching, the Lower Sixth wanted to take the opportunity to get involved by holding a parliamentary style hustings.
Lewis Chinchen stood for the Labour party, Hamza Javed for the Conservatives, and Lucy Liddle for the Liberal Democrats. They put their own personal views aside and absorbed themselves in the manifestos of their selected parties. The candidates were asked questions on policy funding, immigration rights, ‘Brexit’ priorities, selective schools, and future economic prosperity and Hafsah Ali controlled proceedings as the chair. All the candidates answered with fluency and charisma whilst also showing that they had done their research homework! Lewis Chinchen as the Labour candidate was particularly convincing to the audience. There was an impressive turnout for the event with the help of posters produced by James Hogg and he did the photography. All of those who took part were very pleased with the standard of participation and look forward to holding another Politics Forum on the outcome of the General Election towards the end of the summer term.